Social media users have this evening reacted in typically brilliant fashion to news of Paulinho’s goal for Barcelona vs Eibar.
Brazilian midfielder Paulinho arrived at the Camp Nou in a surprise 40 million Euro move from Guangzhou Evergrande this summer, with fans throughout Europe having criticised the decision of the Catalan board to splash out such a hefty sum on the 29-year-old.
However, the Blaugrana remained adamant that Paulinho would prove his doubters wrong, and his start to life with the club has certainly suggested that the South American could have what it takes to do just that.
Having come off the bench to net his side’s winner in a 2-1 victory at Getafe over the weekend, the former Tottenham midfielder was back at it again tonight, adding to an early strike from Lionel Messi to send his side in with a two goal lead at the interval.
Fans have since taken to Twitter in their droves to discuss the Selecao international’s showing, with some of the best roundup below:
Paulinho great goal…. 2-0
All Barca fans who mocked the signing pic.twitter.com/i00JiM8LDh
— Football Obsession (@Footy_Obsession) September 19, 2017
2 – Paulinho has scored two goals for Barcelona with his first two shots on target (all competitions). Impact.
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 19, 2017
Paulinho scoring bangers with Barca and Messi while Coutinho is losing Mickey Cups to Leicester. Levels
— Julian (@ElaficionadoFC) September 19, 2017
Barça fans been saying for years Iniesta’s, Busquets’ quality can’t be seen on stats. Now some think Paulinho is a second coming of Christ
— Josip (@jperkovic93) September 19, 2017
Paulinho has more goals than Benzema and Suarez what a legend
— Mexican GBE Leader (@vuhsace) September 19, 2017
Paulinho carrying Barca again? Dont wanna listen to any opinions from Barca fans anymore about players. None rated him before he even played
— Rk (@RkFutbol) September 19, 2017
2 Minutes of silence for Paulinho critics, including me. 😸
— BarcelonaBoy (@iBarcelonaBoy) September 19, 2017
— Nirav Pardiwala (@Nirav_Kanizaro) September 19, 2017
You misleading bastards had me believing that Paulinho is the worst player in history. Never listening to Twitter again.Note: he’s not great
— Ahmad (@ahmadf_o) September 19, 2017
Barça fans defending Paulinho already for 2 goals are like Madrid fans who call Ramos the best CB for scoring goals after being shit. 😂
— . (@PlQUECHU) September 19, 2017
Paulinho is the Cristiano of MF. Does nothing all game, disrupts play, runs to the penalty box whenever he can and scores goals.
— Phukan (@Kdp_11) September 19, 2017