Barcelona field a two-tier squad consisting of many young players in the European Champions League match against Inter Milan at the San Siro in the early hours of the morning. The result, they managed to win with a final score of 2-1. Even this victory made the attacker Carles Perez stressed that Barca had never doubted the ability of young club seedlings at La Masia Academy.
For information Barcelona young players who were born from the Catalan club academy were called by the term La Masia. Some of them are now a mainstay for Ernesto Valverde’s squad. Lionel Messi is one of the real examples. Since diving his debut match in 2004, the Argentine star has almost never been dropped from the main squad, and has won 34 championship trophies, also 6 Ballon d’Or as a private collection.
Is just Messi? Of course not, there are also some players who are not less shining. Sergio Busquets, who until now has been a mainstay in the Barcelona midfield, is another example. Chelsea’s Pedro Rodriguez and Cesc Fabregas are also La Masia academy dropouts.
Now, in the final match of the European Champions League Group phase against Inter Milan, Wednesday morning (11/12) at San Siro, coach Ernesto Valverde fielded the players from the La Masia academy, and won with a score of 2-1.
The two main stars in the match were Carles Perez and Ansu Fati who each scored one goal. The first goal scorer also shared his impression of playing in the Champions League for the first time and scoring goals. He called on other young La Masia academy players to believe that the club would soon give an appearance.
“I feel very happy to be able to make a debut in the Champions League – playing, and scoring goals in a big stadium like this is a dream. It was difficult for us to set us up in this match, but once we scored, I think we managed to control the game, “Carles Perez told UEFA’s official website.
For information, Carles Perez is indeed one of the players who were given the opportunity to promote to the Barcelona first team this season. So far, he has been given the opportunity to play nine times in all competitions.