New signing Raphinha, who scored in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Sevilla, acknowledged he was relieved to have netted his first goal for his new team.
After a Robert Lewandowski shot had been cleared off the line, the Brazilian scored with a close-range header.
After the game, Raphinha addressed the media to discuss his goal and the three points he helped Xavi’s team earn.
“It was a very difficult match. I was a bit anxious about my first goal but today I scored,” he said. “I hope more will come. I haven’t scored many headed goals. I dedicate it to my family, my wife.
“It was a very difficult game, we tried to impose our way of playing and that’s the most important thing. We always want the ball and to push the rival up
“La Liga is a very long championship and we have to continue in the same way. Nobody plays a perfect game, we know we have a lot to improve. But the team is very excited because we have great players and great staff.”
Barcelona’s win maintains the team’s unbeaten start to the season and means the Catalans are also still yet to taste defeat away from home under Xavi.