David R. Jover
The Barça number 4, along with Alexis Sanchez, won his first title with Barça when he’s only been with the team for 3 days.
Cesc Fabregas couldn’t have had a better debut. He came onto the pitch in the 82nd minute,
just after Benzema had equalised the score at 2-2. But his coming on revolutionised the fans, and
the team. A short while later, in precisely the 88th minute, Messi scored the winning goal. The
goal that won the Super Cup.
For Cesc it was more than a goal. The goal that won a new title for
Barça, and a trophy that is Fabregas’s first with Barça. Coming to Barça and molding into the
team. 3 days with Barça and a trophy already. And in nine days, a European Super Cup on the
horizon, which could be his second title.
Fabregas was also the object of a nasty foul by Marcelo, who received a straight red card. In
his first match Cesc tasted the glory of the title and what it’s like to be on the receiving
end of a bad foul, which luckily, had no consequences. When in the 98th minute the referee whistled
the end of the match, Cesc exploded with joy and embraced his teammates to celebrate his third
title on a personal level.
The Barça number 4 hopes it’s the first of many. Barça hope that Cesc will be an
important asset in the pursuit of new titles. As for Guardiola, he’s already essential. "In
10 minutes we saw enough to know how Cesc is," the first team manager said, and he also stressed
that Fabregas “gets inside like almost no other player".
Alexis Sanchez as well
Alexis, despite not playing in the second leg, played all ninety minutes in the
first leg, and also contributed to the Barça triumph. The new Barça number 9 also won his first
title since he joined the club in July.