Memphis Depay's Sensational Performance For Barca Proves There's Life After Lionel Messi
Depay dazzled in his second La Liga game of the season, scoring his first league goal for his new club following his summer move.
The Dutchman scored a rocket of a strike in the 75th minute to earn Barca a point on Saturday.
:white_check_mark: First @FCBarcelona goal for @Memphis!
:white_check_mark: First goal of the season for @InigoMartinez!
Sit back and enjoy the highlights from #AthleticBarça! #LaLigaSantander pic.twitter.com/hD8erPkRly
- LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) August 21, 2021
He didn't just have his goal to show for his brilliant performance as he starred all over the pitch, showcasing his all-round game.
Depay was influential between the lines and in the attacking third, creating chances for his teammates.
At times, he also adopted a playmaker role, spraying passes into the box.
He was skillful as ever, producing some beautiful touches - including a wonderful chest pass.
And, of course, he capped off his outing for Barca with a stunning goal.
He's actually looking class already :fire:
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- Best of Football (@BestofFootball8) August 22, 2021
Depay's outing proves there's life after Lionel Messi.
Naturally, the ex-Manchester United star's showing sent social media wild.
I don't want to get ahead of myself but I think Memphis Depay's Barcelona legacy will be bigger than Neymar's Barcelona and PSG legacies combined.
- Kobby Founda:flag_gh: (@Founda_) August 21, 2021
Memphis Depay could genuinely make a push for LaLiga POTY if he stays fit and we win the league. He's been impeccable in every game so far. pic.twitter.com/brA646yopd
- MC (@CrewsMat10) August 21, 2021
Depay is the Neymar replacement that we got for free after spending €222m.
- • (@brilliantbusi) August 21, 2021
I didn't expect for Memphis Depay to be one of the main reasons for me to look forward to watching Barça. What a talent.
- Barça Pictures #14 (@Barca__pictures) August 21, 2021
Depay went from being the face of Ligue 1 to the face of LaLiga dkm him and Messi literally switched
- SR (@TotalMaestro) August 21, 2021
Is Depay the man to lead Barca to glory this season? Let us know.
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