The footballer on loan from Barça had his first ownership with Brighton
The premiere of Europa League against AEK Athens ended in disappointment despite the good details of the Barcelona player
Sometimes nerves can play tricks on big occasions. Brighton’s debut in the Europa League for the first time in its history ended with defeat against AEK de Atenas (2-3)a team that created too many difficulties for Roberto De Zerbi’s team. Ansu Fati, who was enjoying his first start since arriving in Englandcould not stop the fall of his team.
Lots of rain… and a crooked night
What happened with Ansu was I want to and I can’t. The young Barça player started sharing the lead with Joao Pedro, who would be the author of the team’s two goals and the great figure of the match. He played behind the Brazilian, accompanied by Mito y March on the wings and moving through all areas of the attack.
He tried to create danger in every way, constantly going down to receive and offering himself to his teammates in all plays. He infected the rest of the team with his energy but there was still some green in him at the end. He tried to speed up the team’s game without success,’victim‘of the general sluggishness of De Zerbi’s team and the unusual inaccuracies of his teammates.
Ansu completed a successful dribble and tried to find the net on more than one occasion, without much success against the goal defended by Stankovic. The Blaugrana had a tendency to constantly fall to the left, where Mitoma encompasses everything although he could not save his teammates from defeat either. Probably Ansu would be more comfortable in his position as a wingeralthough the Japanese seem immovable.
Brighton paid dearly for their mistakes in defense with the three goals from Greek team, which ended up being the spoilsport of a historic night for ‘Seagulls’ fans‘. The locals dominated the 70% of possession but they were unable to get anything positive out of their debut in the Europa League. They will have to recover to face a difficult visit to the Olympique de Marseille on the second day of the group. And Ansu is going to be on the front line, for sure.