Depay’s moment of magic against Villarreal will see his earlier miss forgiven.
Right when the Catalan giants seemed like they were going to have one of those night’s, the Netherland International sprang a surprise and slotted the ball in the back of the net to give FC Barcelona a highly fought 1 – 2 lead.
You can see the relief on his face and that of the entire Barca contingency. Five minutes later, Coutinho was awarded a penalty after a rough trip inside the yard box. The Brazilian playmaker converted the spot kick to make it 1 – 3 for La Blaugrana.
The goal from Depay brings his total tally for the season to 8 goals in 14 La Liga matches, 4th on the Pichichi table. The big news though is that Barca signed him for free. Although, the Netherland striker is yet to replicate his goalscoring run in the Champions League, he has been on fire with the national team, helping them qualify for the World Cup next year.
With the game against Bayern Munich coming up, Barca will be hoping that their highest goalscorer for the season will put on his scoring boots and help the team secure a knockout berth in 2021/2022 Champions League season.