Javier Mascherano scores his first goal for FC Barcelona
'A fun moment to remember in years to come had I missed it,' says Argentine of his penalty Luis Enrique: Mascherano is a key player for the Club Match report: FC Barcelona 7 Osasuna 1
26 April, 2’17 and Javier Mascherano scores his first goal for FC Barcelona from the penalty spot in the 7-1 win over Osasuna from the penalty spot. After 319 game for the blaugranes the Argentinian found the net after Ivan Rakitic decided not to take the spot kick and leave it to ‘El Jefecito’.
“At first I tried to get out of it but under pressure from my team mates and the crowd I decided to take it on. It would have been a fun moment to remember in year to come had I missed it. I wasn’t sure about it at all but it was difficult to say no to my team mates,” admitted Mascherano after the game.
“Today was a special day for me. I have come back into the first and furthermore I came on to replace Leo Messi, a dream come true and I will never forget it.”
“When you train with the first team and you see the intensity that they train with, you learn a lot. For it’s all positives, there are no negatives. I am a member of the Barça B squad but whenever Luis Enrique needs me, I am here.”