Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Lewandoski’s Brace Secures Barca’s Comeback

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Polish forward, Lewandoski’s late heroics saved Xavi’s side as they overturned a 2-0 deficit in the final minutes to pull off a remarkable turnaround.


Not since ‘La Remontada’ have Barca showed resilience like this. The Blaugrana were miserable for 82 minutes, but sparked into like in the final 10, with Robert Lewandowski leading the charge in a furious comeback to beat a dogged Celta Vigo side 3-2.

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Celta rarely had the ball in the early goings. But they made use of it. Jorgen Larsen opened the scoring after 19 minutes, latching onto a loose ball before firing a shot into the bottom corner to shock the Olympic Stadium.

In-form forward Joao Felix had a chance to equalise almost immediately but lashed a shot over the bar after a flowing Barca move. The visitors nearly had a second, only to miss a trio of chances in short order, giving Xavi’s men a lifeline before the break.


Celta seemed to have won it midway through the second half, with club veteran Iago Aspas feeding Tasos Douvikas, who added the finishing touch to a clinical counter.

But the home side turned things around late on. Felix dinked the ball over the defence, and Lewandowski latched on, bagging the Blaugrana’s first.
The striker got his second shortly after, turning home Joao Cancelo’s cross. The full-back grabbed the winner in the 90th minute, poking home at the far post after a well-worked move.
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