Following his transfer this summer, Memphis Depay has turned into a talisman for FC Barcelona in the post-Lionel Messi era and on Sunday he extended his good run of form by scoring the winner in a 2-1 victory over Getafe in La Liga.
With each of his first two league goals for the club, Depay has secured two wins and six points for the Catalan club.
Barca drew first blood through Sergi Roberto who opened the scoring two minutes into the match at the Camp Nou Stadium after a cross by Jordi Alba.
Soon after Getafe, who have lost three straight to start the league, equalized through Sandro Ramirez, who was set up by Carlos Alena after the two Barca academy graduates combined in the 18th minute.
It was Getafe's first league goal of the season.
The Dutch forward had also scored in the team's 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao last weekend. He found the net Sunday after a neat move in front of a defender inside the area, sending a low shot inside the near post in the 30th minute to put Barcelona into the lead.
“We were coming off a draw so we needed the win no matter what ahead of the international break,” said Roberto, who had also scored in Barcelona's 4-2 win against Real Sociedad in the opener. “It was a difficult match but we came through with the victory.”
"It's been a tough start to the season for us but we have to keep working hard to try to recover," said Ramirez according to Associated Press inputs.
Barcelona forward Martin Braithwaite, who scored twice in the opener against Sociedad, had a goal disallowed for offside near the end of the match.
Meanwhile, Depay nearly added his second from close range in the 85th but sent the ball over the crossbar.
More than 26,000 fans were allowed at Camp Nou.
Barcelona was without veteran defender Gerard Piqué because of a muscle injury.
The Catalan club has seven points, the same as rival Real Madrid which won 1-0 at Real Betis on Saturday. Sevilla, Valencia and Mallorca also have seven points.
Defending champion Atlético Madrid can become the only team with three straight victories to start the league if it defeats Villarreal at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium later Sunday.
Meanwhile, later tonight Messi is expected to make his debut with Paris Saint-Germain after the Catalan club failed to give him a new contract because of its financial struggles.
With inputs from the Associated Press