Fati scores brace as Barca beat 10-man Mallorca in Camp Nou swansong

Fati scores brace as Barca beat 10 man Mallorca in Camp Nou swansong

Barcelona celebrated their last game at Camp Nou before moving to a temporary venue with a 3-0 thrashing of Real Mallorca in LaLiga on Sunday.

Ansu Fati was the star of the show, scoring twice in the first half to put the hosts in command against a Mallorca side that played with 10 men for most of the match.

The 20-year-old forward opened the scoring in the first minute, finishing off a clever pass from Robert Lewandowski after Gavi had cut back from the right.

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Mallorca’s hopes of a comeback were dashed when Amath Ndiaye was sent off in the 14th minute for a dangerous tackle on Alejandro Balde, who had to be substituted.

Fati doubled his tally in the 26th minute, blasting home from close range after Lewandowski had flicked on a cross from Ousmane Dembele.

Barcelona dominated possession and created numerous chances, but had to wait until the 70th minute to add a third goal through Gavi, who drilled a low shot past Dominik Greif from outside the box.

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The final minutes were marked by emotional scenes as Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets received standing ovations from the Camp Nou crowd as they made their final home appearances for Barcelona.

The two club legends have been instrumental in Barcelona’s success over the years and will be sorely missed by the fans and their teammates.

The win was a welcome boost for Xavi’s side, who had lost their previous two games since clinching the LaLiga title.

It was also a fitting way to bid farewell to Camp Nou, which has been Barcelona’s home since 1957 and will undergo a major renovation project that will force them to play elsewhere for at least a year.

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