Tello after a goal. PHOTO: ARCHIVE - FCB

Cristian Tello continues to demonstrate that he is a real guarantee of hard work, speed and incisive penetration, with the ability to swing a game. Tello has also added to his range, by revealing himself as a goal scorer too.

After his brace against Zaragoza, Tello has now chalked up eight goals this season – seven in the league and one more in the Champions League – having found the net against Zaragoza (2), Mallorca, Deportivo, Valladolid, Getafe, Celta and Spartak Moscow  and has already scored one more than last season.

Third brace of goals

The two goals he scored in the Romareda marked the third brace for Tello, having bagged two against Hospitalet in the Cup and against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League last season.

Tello has also reached an important milestone this month, with the game against Mallorca – in which he played the full 90 minutes, though he failed to score - marking his 50th appearance with the first team.