First double for Rafinha as an FC Barcelona player
The blaugrana number 12 scored the first two goals in the win against Deportivo, recording the third brace of his career and the second under coach Luis Enrique
Rafinha will forever remember the Barça v Deportivo game on 15 October, 2016. The reason? The first time the Brazilian scored a brace for the blaugranes. The midfielder scored the first two goals for Barça in their win over the Galicians at Camp Nou. The first was a right footed effort in the 21st minute and the second came with Rafinha lying prostrate on the floor in the 36th.
The Barça number 12 has scored two goals in a match before, just not with the blaugranes. He found the net twice as a Barça B player in a 4-0 win over Cartagena in the season 2011/12. The most recent came when he was at Celta during Luis Enrique’s time in Vigo as coach. His double that day came in a 4-3 defeat at Anoeta against Real Sociedad.
Fourth goal in seven games
Rafinha is in top goalscoring form at the start of the 2016/17 league campaign, having scored four goals in just seven games. His previous goals came in the 5-1 win away at Leganés and in the 5-0 win at Sporting Gijón, also away from home.