After completing the scoring in the first leg at the Camp Nou with an excellent goal, Marco Asensio opened the scoring at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu with another incredible effort but he says the first of the two was the more difficult to execute.
Barcelona were a goal down before they ever got going in the second leg, as a result of Asensio’s audacious 30-yard shot that dipped and deceived Marc-Andre Ter Stegen before flying into the top corner.
“Both of the goals were important in the tie,” the Spaniard said.
“The first goal was nice, as was tonight’s but the one at the Camp Nou was more complicated and was very important.”
With Cristiano Ronaldo’s suspension, Asensio will likely see an increase in playing time, which he intends to take full advantage of.
“I work hard to have as many minutes as I possibly can,” he added.
“I want to play from the beginning like I did today but I am happy with how things are going.”