Lewandowski’s debut: Football game (WIP)

There is media hysteria with the new number on Robert Lewandowski’s jersey.
I couldn’t help myself and, as a test of my new/old soccer simulation game, I played the opening match of the new season Barcelona vs. Rayo Vallecano.
(Lineups current as of July 24)

Three goals by new signings, Barcelona destroys Rayo!

Barcelona – Rayo Vallecano 4:0 (3:0)
Barcelona: Ter Stegen-Jordi Alba, Araujo, Christensen, Dest -Gavi, Busquets (71 de Jong), Kessie – Aubameyang (92 Fati), Lewandowski, Ferran Torres (64 Depay)
Rayo: Dimitrievski-Fran Garcia, Cateno, Saveljich, Balliu (46 Jose Pozo) – Alvaro Garcia (46 Bebe), Comesana, Unai Lopez, Oscar Valentin, Isi, Sergi Guardiola (71 Falcao)

Goals: 1:0 Christensen 11 min, 2:0 Dest 13, 3:0 Kessie 25, 4:0 Lewandowski 70
YC: Gavi (B), Absence: Trejo (R)

Most interesting moments:
11 min – Free kick. Christensen’s header and a goal for 1:0
13 – Another offensive action by a Barca defender. Dest shoots and (12 on 2d6, “box cars”) – a wonderful goal, the shooter himself can’t believe…
21 – Busquets eliminates Rayo’s counterattack
25 – Kessie works out a situation for himself, tries it from distance and it’s already 3:0
37 – Busquets’ speed, passes to Lewandowski, “Lewy” shoots from distance. The ball flies past the post
48 – Good positioning of Gavi, who knocks the ball away
64 – Slide by Christensen, shot blocked
70 – Saveljich falls, Lewandowski takes the chance and…. goal! 4:0
87 – Good action by Falcao, but no finish
90+1 – Falcao’s shot over the crossbar

We will see what the result will be on August 13.