Memphis Depay produced a moment of brilliance, as Barcelona got their pre season tour of America off to a brilliant start against Inter Miami.
It feels like it's been a long old pre season for Barca already this summer, with the long transfer sagas of Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski and Frenkie de Jong going on for weeks.
The signings of the former pair has pushed Depay down the pecking order in Xavi's team, especially with the signings of Ferran Torres and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January, and the re-signing of Ousmane Dembele.
He was also in the headlines on Tuesday for his extremely awkward handshake with Thierry Henry in training.
However, on Tuesday night, the Dutchman reminded his manager of his ability, with a stunning goal against Phil Neville's Miami side.
The former Manchester United forward bamboozled his marker, sent him completely the wrong way, and then finished into the bottom corner.
"Defender was sent into the oblivion," one fan astutely put it.
"I'll personally quit if someone did that to me," another said, just rubbing salt into the wound of the poor defender.
A third fan correctly pointed out that the 28-year-old's goal was made a little easier by the keeper's horrific positioning, saying, "That was filthy but what the hell was the keeper doing, not that he stood a chance but come on man."
Whilst plenty of fans were enjoying the 'filth' on show, the goal also led to a huge sentiment that it shouldn't be Depay departing the club.
Many of the comments were to do with the fact the former Lyon star is reportedly available whilst they think Torres should be the one to leave.
We’re selling this guy to accommodate Ferran Torres 🤮 https://t.co/sHf9GXzXk4— SnnkeyVvs (@stunnapk) July 20, 2022
Barca battered their American opposition as Aubameyang opened the scoring in the 19th minute, before Raphinha got his first for the club six minutes later, Ansu Fati then made it 3-0 just before half time.
Raphinha actually set up both goals that he didn't score in the first half, before being replaced after the break, although it didn't make too much difference to the Spanish giants.
Depay was provider for Gavi's goal in the 55th minute, before his own piece of individual brilliance in the 69th minute and Dembele rounded things off a minute later.
Whether it is enough to keep the Dutchman at the club this summer remains to be seen, but at least prospective buyers have been given a reminder of how good he can be.
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