Memphis Depay showed raw hunger for goals as he slammed a close-range missile to put Barcelona level in their 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao.
Already a key man for Barca, Depay drove with intent after collecting a pass from Sergi Roberto and smashed a left-footed shot past Julen Agirrezabala in the Bilbao net.
The Dutchman’s goal in the 75th minute saved Ronald Koeman’s side from an impending defeat after Inigo Martinez had put the home side ahead early in the second half at San Mames.
The former Manchester United player had been carrying the attack in the preseason & the first match and made an impact again as he scored his first goal for his new club.
Here’s how Twitter reacted –
What a hit son!
DEPAY'S FIRST GOAL FOR BARCA!— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 21, 2021
WHAT A RIP 🔥 pic.twitter.com/q0MrIgaDec
Blink and you might miss it
That Depay's goal, i swear half of culérs including me didn't know that ball entered.— Nnamdi (@Nnamdichikee) August 21, 2021
Early POTY shouts…
Memphis Depay could genuinely make a push for LaLiga POTY if he stays fit and we win the league. He’s been impeccable in every game so far. pic.twitter.com/brA646yopd— MC (@CrewsMat10) August 21, 2021
What could have been…
Lionel Messi would’ve enjoyed playing with Memphis Depay. He’s so good. I can’t believe I underrated him— Sarki. (@Waspapping_) August 21, 2021
A star in the making
I didn’t expect for Memphis Depay to be one of the main reasons for me to look forward to watching Barça. What a talent.— Barça Pictures #14 (@Barca__pictures) August 21, 2021
Eden Hazard in the mud
Memphis Depay is actually 3 goals away from equalling Eden Hazard's la liga goals. pic.twitter.com/t25EyKeyqL— Teflon👽😂 (@Tef_lon_don) August 21, 2021
Memphis Depay has contributed to a goal(s) in his last 3 games. Talk about consistency, can’t say same for Hazard.— Kobby Founda🇬🇭 (@Founda_) August 21, 2021
Manchester United in the mud
Same Memphis Depay played for Manchester United, sometimes it’s not the player, it’s the team!!— Prof. Kojo Kommɛnt 💉🇬🇭 (@benbenaqua) August 21, 2021
Not sure about this though
Memphis Depay will have a better legacy at Barcelona than Lionel Messi 🔥🔥🔥🔥— kvng baff 🗽🥇 (@kvng_baff) August 21, 2021
That’s more like it
I don’t want to get ahead of myself but I think Memphis Depay’s Barcelona legacy will be bigger than Neymar’s Barcelona and PSG legacies combined.— Kobby Founda🇬🇭 (@Founda_) August 21, 2021