The final result when Wu Lei scored against Barcelona in 2020 is 2-2 tie.In a marquee match in the 19th round of the 2019/2020 La Liga season, which was played on 5 January 2020, Wu Lei’s Espanyol faced La Liga giants Barcelona, who are in the Catalonia region as well as them.
The Espanyol were in fine form and even held a one-goal lead in the first half of the match. But it was not to last, as Barca made it 2-1 within nine minutes in the second half with goals from Luis Suarez and Vidal, and despite a red card for Frenkie de Jong, Barca were still in control of the game.
But the miracle came in the 87th minute when Wu Lei came on as a substitute in the 74th minute. In the 84th minute, he scored a goal that was blocked by Barcelona’s centre-back Piqué. However, three minutes later, Wu Lei was able to take advantage of a one-touch opportunity to break through the Barcelona goal. This is the first time in his career that Wu Lei has scored against Barcelona and the first goal scored by a Chinese player against a La Liga team. It is also the first goal scored by a Chinese player against Barcelona in La Liga. It can be said that this goal has written a new history for Chinese overseas players.
Although Wu Lei did not choose to celebrate after scoring the goal, it was clear from the lost expression of Barcelona’s then captain Lionel Messi and the cheers of the Spaniards fans that the goal meant something to both sides. In the end, the Spaniards held on to the 2-2 scoreline to secure a hard-fought draw at the Camp Nou.