Ferran Torres does it again and brings Barca back to life at Villarreal

Ferran Torres does it again and brings Barca back to life at Villarreal

Ferran Torres is outgrowing his role as a game-changer. The Valencia native arrived at La Cerámica in excellent form, and although he wasn't initially named in the starting lineup according to some predictions, there was consensus that he was the most in-form player for altering the course of the game in the second half. And that's exactly what happened. With the score at 3-2 to the hosts, the player from Foios outshone Ansu this time and wasted no time in making his mark. The 'shark' revived Barça with a goal that paved the way for the comeback, even though they had initially been trailing 0-2.

Ferran entered the match in the 63rd minute, replacing Oriol Romeu, and just five minutes later, he found the net in a lengthy play that concluded with an unstoppable finish from the forward right on the edge of the six-yard box. With the instincts of a '9', Ferran was the quickest to get his foot in position and equalize just as desperation was starting to show in Barca's play. Later on, Lewandowski would complete the comeback with his close-range goal to make it 4-3.

Ferran has already scored five goals this summer—three in preseason and two in the league. In fact, with that tally, he's currently the top scorer for the Catalan squad. Pedri, Frenkie de Jong, Gavi, and Lewandowski have one each. His scoring rate is a goal every 33 minutes, a statistic that speaks for itself and now firmly positions him as a candidate for a starting role.

After the match, Ferran spoke to DAZN, discussing his situation and taking the opportunity to dedicate the goal to his family, who were present at La Cerámica on Sunday. "I've been working hard, sometimes there's invisible work that goes unnoticed. Now I'm able to help the team with goals," he remarked. When asked if not starting hurts him, the player from Foios referred to making the most of his minutes. "I simply make the most of the minutes I get. The coach decides. When I play, I contribute with assists, hard work, whatever I can..." he said.

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