WuLeibecomesthefirstChineseplayertobreakBarcelona’sgoal,theSpaniarddrawstheleader
TeammatesembraceWuLeiexcitedly.IntheCataloniaDerbythismorning,theSpanishofficialhadWuLei’s88thminutegoalandscored2-2athomeagainstBarcelona,scoringakeypointforrelegation.TheshowdownwithBarcelonaisthefirstshowofSpanishSpaniardAvilaaftertakingoffice,anditisalsothebeginningofthenextDevil’sscheduleforthe”ParrotLegion”.Buttheoutsideworldhasnohopeforthem-BarcelonaleadsLaLiga,andtheSpaniardisatthebottomofthestandings.What’smore,inthelasttenyears,theirhomerecordagainstBarcelonawas4drawsand6losses.Lastseason,theylostby0-4.WuLeididnotentertheteam’sstartinglistforthiscampaign.Fortunately,theSpaniardfoundalong-lostgoalinthefirsthalf.Inthe23rdminute,Lopezhelpedthehometeamtobreakthedeadlock.AfterBarcelonachangedsides,hestartedtoforce,andcombinedwithSuarezandVidalscoreinthe59thminutetocompletethelead.Inthe74thminute,WuLeireplacedMelendo.Oneminuteafterhisappearance,DeJongwasshownthesecondyellowcardbytherefereeforfoulingCarelli,andtheSpaniard,whohadapopulationadvantage,startedtofightback.Inthe88thminute,”WubaConnection”onceagainbroughtakeygoalfortheSpaniard.WuLeireceivedVargas’sstraightballvolleyatthefarcorner,helpingthehometeamtodrawBarcelona2-2atthelastmoment.WuLei,whoscoredhissecondgoaloftheseason,onceagainmadehistory:hebecamethefirstChineseplayertobreaktheBarcelonagoalintheLaLigafield,andtheSpaniardalsoscoredtwogoalsforthefirsttimeagainstBarcelonaforthefirsttime.