FC Barcelona didn‘t sparkle against Getafe on Sunday, but eventually won, thanks to a winning hit from Memphis Depay. The Oranje-International is well placed in Spain, it turns out after a round of the sports press there.
FC Barcelona already shared a symbolic video after the hit of Memphis: FC Barcelona’s audience had to wave out Lionel Messi, but found a new audience favorite. ‘Camp Nou slowly but surely fills with people who were used to seeing Leo Messi running around, with a ball stuck to his foot. Now fans have to look for new idols. And they found a lion,” writes Mundo Deportivo. Memphis decided the match against Getafe after half an hour of play, at the indication of Frenkie de Jong. ‘It‘s obvious that the two Dutch have a connection. Memphis has to be a key player this season.”
FC Barcelona’s new attack leader received a 7 from Diario SPORT and was one of the stars of the game against Getafe. The medium also expects the necessary from Memphis. ‘Again, he was the most distinguishing factor in a team that lacks top quality. It stood 1-1 and nerves began to strike on the stands and on the field. Until the new Barcelona icon rose up, the player who likes everyone from the first minute. He reported on the front and produced two overkill and a dry bang, which goalkeeper David Soría was too powerful. Thirty minute. El “Fenómeno Memphis.”
La Vanguardia noticed that Jordi Alba also has a good time with Memphis. ‘For the fans who wondered how the left-back would hold without the great Messi by his side: after being put to work by Memphis, Alba delivered a neat assist to the 1-0 (by Sergi Roberto, ed.) ‘
According TO AS, Memphis camouflages many of the problems Barcelona is still struggling with. “There are no big purchases expected in Barcelona and the club fails to sell players. All Barcelona can do is buy time. And they succeeded, thanks to a laborious 2-1 win on Getafe. Only Memphis Depay practises a hobby that is at odds with the current state of the club.”
Madrilean Marca calls Memphis ‘the leader in the field‘ and also has compliments for De Jong, the man of the assist. ‘The Jong never fails, ‘headlines. “As we are used to him: a great achievement by the Dutchman, who prepared Memphis’s winning goal.”