Estimated reading time: 1 minute
Polish striker Robert Lewandowski made a swift impact as he scored Barcelona’s first goal on their newly adopted Montjuic Stadium in a 4-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Gamper Cup. The match served as a final test ahead of La Liga’s kick-off, as Barcelona showcased their strength in a pre-season clash.
Lewandowski wasted no time, finding the net just three minutes into the game. “The Pole struck the opening goal for Blaugrana this season at Montjuic,” emphasized the Catalan “Sport.” His long-range attempt at 1-0 drew applause from coach Xavi and tested Tottenham’s Guglielmo Vicario, reported “Mundo Deportivo.”
The encounter marked Barcelona’s debut on the Olympic Stadium due to Camp Nou’s ongoing renovation. Lewandowski’s prowess garnered praise from “Marca,” highlighting his ability to quickly make an impact in a new setting.
Barcelona’s overall performance earned mixed reviews from “Sport,” with Lewandowski and Lamine Yamala receiving a 6 and 9 respectively. Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Ronald Araujo, and Eric Garcia were marked with a 5.
As La Liga approaches, Barcelona faces Getafe in their season opener on Sunday at 9:30 PM. With a dynamic start from Lewandowski, Barcelona aims to carry their momentum into the league campaign.