Memphis Depay scored his second goal for Barcelona as they beat Getafe 2-1 in La Liga Matchday 3. The former Manchester United forward is the player all Barcelona fans have been betting on to fill in the shoes of Lionel Messi, and so far, he has been trying.
Is Memphis Depay Messi Replacement
The club has been looking for a perfect replacement for Lionel Messi is an almost impossible mission for the club, but they are gradually filling the gap of the player. Sergi Roberto opened the scoring for Barcelona Jordi Alba’s cross after only 99 seconds into the game.
Sandro levelled for Getafe after a one-two with Carles Alena, both former Barcelona players. But Memphis Depay showed good skill from Frenkie de Jong’s pass before rifling into the bottom corner of the net to give Barca the win in front of about 26,000 fans.
It was the first La Liga goal scored and assisted by a Dutch player since 2009. Barcelona brought on 17-year-old Gavi for a second-half debut remain unbeaten on seven points from three games.
Getafe has lost all their matches. There was a return from injury for Barca keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who missed the opening two weeks after knee surgery.