Barcelona defeats Royal Antwerp 5-0, with Felix scoring twice

BARCELONA, September 19 (Reuters) - Barcelona's new attacker Joao Felix scored twice in a 5-0 win against visiting Royal Antwerp in their Champions League Group H opener on Tuesday at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys.

Following two group-stage defeats, Barcelona delivered Antwerp a football masterclass, controlling possession with fast passes and scoring three goals: Felix, Lewandowski, and Gavi. "Between this win and the 5-0 win against Betis on Saturday, I think this is probably the best quality of play we've produced since I took over," stated coach Xavi Hernandez. "This is the path we want to take. "The team makes me proud." Last-minute acquisition Felix scored the home side's opening goal in the 11th minute with a low strike inside the near post.

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