On the early morning of January 5, Spain played against Barcelona at home in the 19th round of La Liga 2019-2020 season. WU Lei, an undergraduate of Tongji University, scored a goal at the 88th minute after coming on as a 73th-minute substitute. This goal helped Spain tie Barcelona 2-2 at home, and WU Lei became the first Chinese goalscorer who shot through Barcelona's gate in history!
Soon after the game, WU Lei's name hit the headlines in Spanish newspapers and radio stations! He became known to the western world after this game.
According to the Football News report, WU said after the game, "I am very happy, not only because the shot went through Barca's gate, but also because it was a very important goal". "After the game, I could feel that the entire team felt good, too, because our confidence was back. This is a critical goal. I hope that from now on, we can stage different games from before and score more points. The players and the fans in the stadium are tied together. We are a family. "
For WU Lei and Chinese football, to play professional football overseas is a move that Chinese football needs to take. Wu is realizing his dream away from home and we wish him all success as a result of his work hard.