Jorginho provides his first ever assist for Chelsea in a pre-season game against Barcelona, which the Blues won by 2-1 in the Rakuten Cup.
Barcelona faced Chelsea in a pre-season encounter in Japan, both the sides were involved in an exciting contest, but Chelsea were able to win the game with the crucial goals in both the halves of the game.
On the other hand, the Catalan side made unforgivable mistakes that led to Chelsea winning the game. One such event was when Chelsea took the advantage, when Sergio Busquets lost the ball in front of Barcelona’s 18-yard-box.
The sudden loss of the ball enabled Jorginho to make a clumsy touch on the ball, and an unintentional pass was made to Tammy Abraham, after which the Chelsea striker scored a goal after dribbling past Barcelona goalkeeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen.
Thus, giving an assist to Jorginho, even though it was an accidental one. The Italian International has finally made his first assist for Chelsea, but unfortunately in a pre-season game, which are hardly considered significant.
Watch the goal
It may not have been pretty, and some will call it lucky, but Jorginho finally has an assist to his name at Chelsea. However, several fans on social media argue that Jorginho should not have remained in the game to make the assist.
Since the 27-year-old midfielder made a horrific tackle on Barcelona’s new igning Antoine Griezmann, who made his debut for his new club tonight.
The deficit in goal
by Barcelona did not further allow Barcelona to make a comeback in the game. In fact, the Catalan giants took a further blow when they conceded another goal in the dying minutes of the game.
How twitter reacted
— PressResistant (@CFCJojo) July 23, 2019
Jorginho Assist before the season even starts? Tammy Abraham goal against Barca? pic.twitter.com/kz15s7TssA
— JΛY (@CFCJay_) July 23, 2019
jOrGiNhO dOeSn'T gEt AsSiStS pic.twitter.com/ecSIFe7iIl
— ⁸ (@SuperFrankieSZN) July 23, 2019
Search on youtube if you are wondering why Jorginho got no assists.
— Ruben (@CFCSmithyy) July 22, 2019
JORGINHO ASSIST WHERES THE HATERS WHERES THE HATERS pic.twitter.com/cIjqX5ADNo
— JORGINHOOOOOO (@JackSully91) July 23, 2019
Barcelona will face Vissel Kobe in the next pre-season game, where Andres Iniesta will have to face his boyhood club for the first time in his career. Whereas, Chelsea will face Reading in another friendly.