Mascherano Scores First Ever Barcelona Goal



At last Javier Mascherano scored his first goal for Barcelona after eight years of playing for the club.

The long awaited goal came in the 7-1 thrashing of Osasuna on Wednesday night, it’s  the player’s 319 appearances for the reigning Spanish champion.

The veteran player was under pressure from is teammates to record a goal for his club. Normally used as a utility player from the onset and does more of the dirty work to ensure security for his team.

“At first I tried to get out of it but under pressure from my team-mates and the crowd I decided to take it on,” Mascherano said.

“It would have been a fun moment to remember in year to come had I missed it. I wasn’t sure about it at all but it was difficult to say no to my team-mates.”

Mascherano 32 year old joined Barcelona from Liverpool in 2010 and have since been a regular in the Barca setup.

Messi, Andra Gomes and Paco Alcacer scored in the encounter to equal points with Real Madrid at the top of the La liga table.

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