WWorld footballer Robert Lewandowski shot FC Barcelona to their first home win of the current season with his second brace in a row. In the 4-0 (2-0) win over Real Valladolid, the top Polish striker gave his new employer the lead (24′), Pedri (43′) added before the break. In the second half, the longtime goalscorer from Barca’s Champions League preliminary round opponent Bayern Munich decided the game with the hoe (64th), Sergi Roberto (90th + 2) made the final score.
Most recently, Lewandowski had already scored twice in the 4-1 win against San Sebastian. Only in his league debut, the 0-0 draw against Vallecano, did the Polish national team captain remain goalless.
The unbeaten Catalans, who also included French signing Jules Kounde for the first time, are now second in the Spanish league with seven points.
Defending champions Real Madrid jumped back to the top of the table in the evening. At Espanyol Barcelona, the Champions League winner won late with 3: 1 (1: 1). It is the fourth win in the fourth competitive game of the season for coach Carlo Ancelotti’s team.
The Brazilian Vinicius Junior put Real, where national player Antonio Rüdiger and Rio world champion Toni Kroos were back in the starting XI after recovering from the flu, into the lead early (12′). Former Bundesliga striker Joselu (43rd) ensured the hosts equalized in the meantime. Shortly before the end, captain Karim Benzema secured the away win with a brace (88’/90’+10′). Espanyol goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte also saw the red card in injury time.