The Catalans have had a supply of goals from the bench including against Levante in the 3-2 win
A team is not just about the 11 players who start games. Xavi wants to keep everyone active and to make them feel important. We saw that has good effects at the Ciutat de Valencia, when the substitutes had a big impact. Gavi set up Pedri and then Luuk de Jong scored the winner.
Levante were beaten by the impact of the subs and Barcelona have now gone 15 games in a row without defeat.
The goals from the Canarian and the Dutchman took Barcelona’s goals from subs to 15 this season, ahead of any other La Liga side. Atletico are second with 14. It’s also a record at Barcelona, who had 14 in 2012-13 and 1995-96.
The top goalscorer this season from the bench is Luuk de Jong with three, while Memphis and Coutinho have two each. Sergi Roberto, Riqui Puig, Nico, Pedri, Dembele, Ferran Torres, Ansu Fati and Kun Aguero are the other scorers.
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