After a summer, the old-fashioned Barcelona is now full of vitality. Although the start of the new season is hard to say, but today against Ferenc Varos, Barcelona still won the Champions League with a youth storm.
The average youth of Barcelona's starter last season reached 29.6 years, the oldest in the Champions League quarterfinals, but the average age of the Barcelona lineup this season has been reduced to 25.5 years, a record low in recent years. Among the players who played for Barcelona today, Fati and Pedri are only 17 years old, Deste is 19 years old, Trincon is 20 years old, De Jong, Araujo and Dembele are all under 25 years old, but this is the group. The young player won a 5-1 victory for Barcelona.
Fati contributed 1 goal and 1 assist in this game, becoming the second youngest player in the history of the Champions League to score 1 goal and 1 assist in a single game, and also the youngest player to score 2 goals in the Champions League. In addition to Fati, another 17-year-old player Pedri also scored a goal. Two 17-year-old players scored for the same team in the Champions League for the first time in history.
After a humiliating season, Barcelona cleaned Vidal and other veterans in the summer, Trincon, Pedri and other fresh blood joined the team. At the beginning of the new season, the youth storm of Barcelona has shaken the hearts of Barcelona fans.
Suarez’s departure and Griezmann’s downturn have allowed Fati, Pedri and other young frontcourt players to get more opportunities to play and exercise. Especially Fati, who is about to turn 18, has played 5 games this season. With 4 goals and 2 assists, he continued to show his potential as a superstar in the future.
As Pique got a red card, the 21-year-old central defender Araujo is likely to start the next round against Juventus. Such an important game will undoubtedly help Araujo to grow faster. And because of Alba's injury, Durst has already played his own name in the left-back position.
Barcelona in the new season may still not be able to return to the top, but this group of young talents has given Barcelona fans unlimited room for imagination. Perhaps one day in the future, this group of baby soldiers will be able to reproduce the former glory of Barcelona.