- Cancelo dedicated maiden Barcelona goal to late mother
- Filomena Cancelo passed away in road accident
- Barcelona beat Real Betis 5-0
WHAT HAPPENED? Cancelo, who arrived at Barcelona from Manchester City on loan on the deadline day, scored his first-ever Barcelona in just his second appearance for the club against Real Betis on Saturday.
After the match, Cancelo posted a photo of himself pointing his fingers towards the sky while celebrating the goal with a caption, "Always for you, Mom. Visca el Barça." Cancelo's mother Filomena passed away in a tragic car accident in January 2013.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Both deadline-day signings Cancelo and Joao Felix found the back of the net as Barcelona thrashed Betis 5-0. Ferran Torres also became the first Barcelona player since Lionel Messi in 2021 to score from a direct free-kick.
WHAT NEXT? Xavi's side will be next seen in action in the Champions League when they face Antwerp on Tuesday.