The scoring starts for FC Barcelona's Brazilian stars

The scoring starts for FC Barcelona's Brazilian stars

Philippe Coutinho joins the list of Barça players from Brazil with goals to their name, including the likes of Romario, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho and Neymar Jr

Philippe Coutinho had only been on the pitch for a matter of minutes as a second half substitute in Thursday’s cup semi-final second leg against Valencia and he had already got his name on the scoresheet.

The strike off a Luis Suárez assist came in his fifth appearance in the famous blaugrana jersey, following league and cup games against his former club Espanyol, a Liga fixture with Alavés and last week’s first leg against Valencia.

An impressive list

It means he joins a stunning array of fellow countrymen to have netted for the Catalans over the years, including such club legends as Romario, who scored a hat-trick on his debut at the Camp Nou against Real Sociedad in 1993.

Three years later Ronaldo announced his arrival on the scene with a stunning brace in the 5-2 win over Atlético Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup.

Ronaldinho scored his first ever goal in a Barça shirt on his debut at Camp Nou in the 1-1 draw against Sevilla that famously kicked off at five past midnight. More recently, Neymar’s first strike came in the Spanish Super Cup in a 1-1 draw in the Calderón against Atlético that was enough to hand the blaugranes the title after a 0-0 draw in the second leg at Camp Nou. Enjoy them all in our carnival video! 

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