Lewandowski’s first Barcelona goals see off Real Sociedad

On Sunday, Villarreal defeated Atletico Madrid, while Robert Lewandowski scored twice for Barcelona as Ansu Fati shone as a substitute in a 4-1 triumph over Real Sociedad.

Lewandowski of Poland, who just turned 34, gave Barcelona the lead after 50 seconds before La Real’s Alexander Isak tied the score in San Sebastian.

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But Fati came off the bench to set up goals for Lewandowski and Ousmane Dembele before adding his own.

Following a disappointing goalless draw at home against Rayo Vallecano on the first weekend, Barca notched their first victory of the year.

After a summer spending spree that saw the Camp Nou acquire Lewandowski, Raphinha, Andreas Christensen, and Franck Kessie, coach Xavi had urged “patience” from fans.

All four of those players made their debuts against Rayo, although France’s Jules Kounde is still waiting for the club to register him following his transfer from Sevilla as they try to solve their financial issues.

On Sunday, however, the visitors got off to a dream start as 18-year-old fullback Alejandro Balde raced through and sent in a low cross that Lewandowski tapped into the goal.

He spent eight trophy-filled years scoring 344 goals for Bayern Munich before leaving for 45 million euros in July.

But in the sixth minute, the home team struck back when Frenkie de Jong fumbled the ball in midfield and Isak dashed through the defense before lofting the ball into the goal.

Barca was having trouble defeating Sociedad, but the game turned when Fati entered the game in the 64th minute.

Two minutes later, the 19-year-superb old’s backheel set up Dembele for a left-footed strike into the bottom corner before another deft touch found Lewandowski for the goal.

After making the first team in 2019–20 after two injury-plagued seasons, Fati scored late on when he received Lewandowski’s volleyed flick and put it in.

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