The Atletico Madrid loanee scored twice and assisted another as the Blaugrana saw off the Belgian champions with a 5-0 win
Barcelona got off to a winning start in their 2023-24 Champions League campaign as they swept Antwerp aside in a 5-0 victory that was inspired by the superb performance of Joao Felix. The Portugal international scored the opener and set up another in the first 45 minutes, netting with a clever pulled finish, and then laying on Robert Lewandowski's second with a sumptuous cross that gave the Pole a simple volleyed finish.
Barca's third came more by luck than judgement, as a cross sent into the box by Raphinha was inadvertently deflected into his own goal by defender Jelle Bataille. After half-time, meanwhile, Gavi added a fourth with a powerful finish into the top corner, as the Catalan giants scythed through the Antwerp defence.
Felix then scored a superb back-post header after Raphinha's cross to make it 5-0, and put the cherry on what was an absolutely sublime performance.
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