He started again and responded with a brace for his first goals in a Barça shirt. The front Pierre Emerick Aubameyang He was one of the figures in Barcelona’s win over Valencia for LaLiga Santander, and this has been recognized by the captain of the culé Sergio Busquets, who said that having the Gabonese “is a luxury”, while praising the ” effectiveness” of yours to date a 4-1 in favor of Mestalla.
“He is working very well, he arrived with a lack of minutes but he is having them, he added his second start and I hope he helps us like this because he is a great player and it is a luxury to have him in the squad after arriving free”, said Busquets.
Regarding Pedri’s great goal (the 4.1 of the azulgranas), also recalled that “without the help of aubameyang perhaps the goalkeeper could have stopped it”.
Busquets praised the effectiveness that Barcelona had in front of goal, as one of the keys, if not the most, of the victory against Valencia: “Especially in the first half we have been very effective and it has given us control of the game and the peace of mind to continue playing, find free men, and we have played a good game in general terms”.
In addition, the captain of the culé recalled that “in other games, not being effective, made the rivals get into the game and today it has not happened”.
Barcelona vs Valencia: to think about Europe
After the duel in Mestalla, Xavi Hernández’s men will have to put on the Europa League ‘chip’ again, where this Thursday they will return the visit to Napoli at the San Paolo stadium, now called Diego Maradona, as part of the return of the 16th finals.
In the first leg, at the Camp Nou, the Catalans rescued a tie that might seem insufficient, although with the change in the away goal rule (which is no longer worth double), the Catalans will seek a victory by any score to advance.
As far as LaLiga Santander is concerned, the Catalans will continue their fight to stay in Champions League positions the following Sunday, when they host Athletic Club Bilbao at the Camp Nou, a team that eliminated Barcelona from both the Spanish Super Cup like the Copa del Rey.
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