Objectives from Memphis Depay, Luuk de Jong and the returning Ansu Fati helped Barcelona declare a much-needed 3-Zero house victory over Levante in La Liga on Sunday.
The victory, Barca’s first in its final 4 video games in all competitions, moved the Catalans as much as fifth within the desk with 12 factors from six video games, 5 behind league leaders Actual Madrid, who’ve performed yet one more.
The 18-year-old Fati, who got here on as an 81st-minute substitute earlier than scoring Barca’s third aim, was making his first look since struggling a critical knee damage final November.
“I couldn’t have imagined a comeback like this,” Fati mentioned.
“I’m so grateful to the docs and physios who’ve been with me all through all of this, and to the followers who’ve been unbelievable as properly.”
Having been held to irritating attracts by lowly opposition in its final two league video games, Barca was fast out of the blocks and went forward after six minutes as Depay transformed a penalty.
It doubled its benefit simply earlier than the quarter-hour as De Jong latched on to a Sergino Dest by ball earlier than ending previous Aitor Fernandez within the guests’ aim.
Levante hardly ever appeared like troubling Ronald Koeman’s aspect, who’re low on confidence, and it was indebted to Fernandez, who made a few sensible stops to maintain the scoreline respectable as a dominant Barca pushed on in search a 3rd.
It lastly got here within the 91st minute as Fati capped his comeback look with an exquisite strike from distance.