FC Barcelona signings – Vitor Roque is reunited with the goal!

12/01/2023 at 02:37


‘Tigrinho’ scored his first goal in his second game with Athlético Paranaense, after being out for two months due to an injury to the ligaments in his right ankle

Vitor Roque, who played the entire second half, helped ‘Furacao’ score a point (1-1) ahead of his former team, a Cruzeiro team that is flirting with relegation

Barcelona fans have reasons to smile when they talk about Vitor Roquethe 18-year-old Brazilian forward who arrives in a month to help Barça Xavi Hernandez to improve their achievement records.

‘Tigrinho’ showed this last morning that his scoring instinct remains intact, even though he has been in dry dock for two months due to the rupture of two ligaments in his right ankle. When they supply him with balls in the last third, he behaves like a ‘killer’ in the area, a ‘9’ who, despite his youth, marks the differences, aims very high and confirms the football arguments that have convinced Barça to bet on him.

The Barça signing scored the goal for ‘Furacao’ in the draw (1-1) in their visit to a Cruzeiro, under great pressure, who will have to confirm their permanence in the Brasileirao Series A in the last two days.

Vitor Roquewho continues with his readaptation process, was facing his second match after having returned on Saturday against Vasco da Gama, when he played the last 26 minutes.

Your technician, Wesley Carvalho, preserved it as planned, so that it gradually takes shape without taking any risks. She jumped onto the Mineirao pitch in the middle half.

And, in the 65th minute, he opened the scoring by finishing with his thigh a play that began with a through pass from the former City player, Fernandinho, towards Eric that served from the right into the small area where Vitor Roque He won the game against Cruzeiro’s two centre-backs.

This goal was very special for ‘Tigrinho’ after everything he’s had to go through these last few months. And also, It was against his former team, Cruzeiro, where he trained as a player and made his debut in professional football. His ‘torcida’ has not yet forgiven him for going to Curitiba and received him with a loud boo.

The future Barça player did not hide his satisfaction with his convincing performance. “I am very happy to have scored again with this shirt, we came to look for victory, but it was not possible because they tied us in the last minutes, but what we have to do is remain focused on these two games that we still have to play”he indicated to the microphones of the Sportv channel at the end of the crash.

With this goal, Vitor Roque counts 12 in the Brasileirao and confirms himself as the main scorer of his team. In 2023, he has scored 21 times and given seven assists in the 44 official matches in which he has participated with the ‘Furacao’ ‘9’ shirt. You couldn’t ask for more from him in his first full season in Curitiba.

If he hadn’t been out for two months, his records would be even more spectacular, because when he was injured he was fighting to be the top scorer in the Brazilian league.

It must be taken into account that if we add his commitments with the main Seleçao (where he made his debut in a friendly in March, in Morocco), the Olympic team and the Under-20 team, he reaches 27 goals and eight assists in 53 games.

The next match for ‘Tigrinho’ is Sunday, in his farewell to his ‘torcida’ at the Arena da Baixada, against Santos, another historic player in trouble who has to add to avoid relegation.