domingo, 5 de enero de 2020

Noticiero El Big Picture del Deporte: Media, A fabulous goal by Wu Lei snatched an almost assured victory from Barcelona

A deep pass was brilliantly taken advantage of by Wu Lei, who masterfully defined before two fabulous defenders and an excellent goalkeeper. Wu Lei's talent snatched a victory from the all-powerful Barcelona. The Chinese people have plenty of reasons to celebrate a historic event with joy. Wu Lei is the first-ever Chinese footballer to score against the Catalans in any competition.

La Liga, Highlights RCD Espanyol vs FC Barcelona (2-2), Jan 4, 2020

An important goal from Wu Lei gives a point to RCD Espanyol in the Barcelona's derby and Abelardo's debut as local coach #EspanyolBarça J19 LaLiga Santander 2019/2020.

Yahoo Sports, Barca strike was planned, says Wu Lei as China hails Espanyol hero, Thomas ALLNUTT, Peter STEBBINGS, Jan. 5, 2020

Espanyol's Wu Lei became the first Chinese footballer to score against Barcelona on Saturday and has revealed how the goal that went viral was planned while he was warming up. Chinese media on Sunday declared the strike as heralding "a new chapter" in Chinese football while one related hashtag generated 370 million views on social media platform Weibo.
  • Wu earned Espanyol a dramatic 2-2 draw at the RCDE Stadium after he fired in an 88th-minute equaliser to salvage a point in the all-Catalan clash of La Liga's top against bottom.
  • "I am very happy, not just because I scored but because of that assist," Wu told Espanyol TV. "When we were warming up, Matias told me he was going to put me in with a through ball. After 10 minutes he played one to me and I scored."

Fox Sports, Chinese star Wu Lei sets historic record against Barcelona 

During Saturday’s La Liga game against Barcelona, Espanyol star Wu Lei set a historic by becoming the first-ever Chinese footballer to score against the Catalans in any competition.
  • With the scoresheet reading 2-1 in favour of Barcelona, Wu Lei grabbed a late equalizer in the 88th minute to draw the game for the hosts at the Estadi Cornella-El Prat stadium in Spain.
  • Barcelona remain at the top of the 2019-20 La Liga points table, with 40 points from 19 matches (12 wins, 4 draws, 3 defeats). Second-placed Real Madrid also have 40 points from 19 matches (11 wins, 7 draws, 1 defeat).

South China Morning Post, China star Wu Lei’s Barcelona goal makes history and gives Espanyol vital La Liga point, Jonathan White, 5 Jan, 2020

  • Equaliser ‘watched by one billion’ as media attention reaches fever pitch following late strike in derby.
  • Outpouring of emotion from fans on social media after Wu becomes first Chinese player to score against Barcelona.
  • The goal marked a historic first for Chinese football as Wu became the first player from China to score against Barcelona in any competition.
  • One fan in the stadium grabbed global attention as he was celebrating Wu’s equaliser despite wearing a Barcelona shirt.
  • The goal made headlines in China and Spain, while “Wu Lei goal” was the most searched team on Weibo – a rarity for a sports story. Chinese and Spanish media posted the photograph of Wu as a teenager posing with Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero when he was a ball boy for the Argentina team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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