Paco Alcacer is probably the best joker in Europe this season. After signing contract with Barcelona, where he could only count on substitute role, he decided on a loan to Borussia Dortmund. Interesting thing is, that in Germany he hasn’t achieved the first squad, but this time he has become one of team stars.
He began his career in Valencia, where he spent over 6 years, including a loan to Getafe for 2012/13 season. Being only 21 in 2014 he proved his world class talent. First he scored 11 goals, then 13, and he worked hard for a transfer to Barcelona, which he joined in 2016.
He was probably aware of having no chance with Luis Suarez, who was in the form of a lifetime and scored 40 league goals in previous season. Barcelona needed a class substitute and received him.
The forward moved to Dortmund, where he has started to score in series, even though he’s been appearing on the pitch in the last 30 minutes of games. He has become the most efficient striker in Europe, scoring even thrice in only 31 minutes against Augsburg. He netted 16 times in total in only 965 minutes. He needed only 43 shots for his achievement. For comparison, Robert Lewandowski, the top Bundesliga goalscorer with 19 goals, needed 111 shots. Not taking the class of Poland national team’s captain, Alcacer’s result is out of this world.
The striker not only gives his team precious points but also determines the result in the injury time. He achieved this five time this season, what is the best result in Europe and in the Bundesliga history as well. No wonder, that Borussia decided to buy Paco permanently in November. The player, who is still 25, will perform at least a few years on the highest level and will score many goals for the team.
[photo: Borussia Dortmund Facebook]