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'SAVIOR' CULÉ

Luuk reappeared: Fourth time that De Jong saves Barça

Published:11/04/2022 - 00:50h

Updated:11/04/2022 - 00:50h

There are few players as 'inconsequential' on paper but decisive when needed as Luuk de Jong at FC Barcelona. The tulip, a 'filler' forward, has been key to saving Barça four times

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Luuk Of Jong great seven goals in the FC Barcelona and four of them have turned into points for the Barcelona. The international with Low Countries and one of the signings (in loan) more questioned of the recent history of the culés has served like table of salvation for the blaugrana when the most stagnated parties or 'impossible' have been, translating directly in points for of the Barça.

This Sunday in Valencia marked the 2-3 in the minute 90+2, with a head butt imparable after a centre of Jordi Alba. It had gone in to the terrain of game in the minute 84' to replace to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, just after Melero equalised the marker from the point penalti and to do what better knows: cabecear centres in the area. It did not fail and it gave, 'in extremis', three key points so that the Barça follow without renouncing to LaLiga.

It is not the first time that Luuk gives points to the Barcelona group and opens a debate on if it is one of the most decisive footballers of the staff. It happened in Mallorca, when his goal in the minute 44 gave the victory to the Barcelona by the minimum at the beginning of this 2022. In this moment, played because, literally, there were not available forwards and knew to take advantage of his big opportunity for 'impose' his law so that the Barça won three key points.

It went back to suceder six days afterwards, against the Granada. It opened the marker and annotated the only so much Barcelona that served for the tie against the nazaríes. Dani Alves Sent a centre milimétrico, almost perfect, to surpass to the two head offices of the Granada and like this fell the balloon in the head of Luuk of Jong, the one who sent a precise head butt to beat to Maximiano. A more won point by the Dutch forward.

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In the derbi of the second turn, the Barça was about to to leave three points in the RDCE Stadium. It went losing 2-1 in the end of the statutory time, but a double expulsion of Melamed and Hammered, after encararse in the 90+3', caused that Hernández Hernández added a minute more in the discount and went a balsam of 'luck' for the culés. Adama Centred and Luuk of Jong appeared with an unappealable head butt, picadito down, to sentence the meeting... And give him a new point to the culés.

This Sunday went back to repeat the history in the Ciutat of València, to give three units to the ones of Xavi Hernández. This time was Jordi Alba the one who sent a centre potentísimo to the area so that Luuk of Jong, that went in like a bullet, cabeceara to the first stick, hammered, inalcanzable for the guardameta 'granota', that saw colarse the balloon in his network with epic.

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