In the 44th minute of Barcelona’s 4th round match against Levante, Rakitić pulled the trigger from 25 meters out and watched as his shot sailed into the bottom left-hand corner.
“Thank God it went in. The guys in the changing room were already joking with me when will I score my first goal. I am glad my goal helped the team,” said Ivan after the match.
Barcelona ran away with the match, winning 5-0. Rakitić was joined on the score sheet by Neymar, Sandro, Pedro and Messi. Rakitić has impressed since arriving from Seville, and has quickly become a crowd favourite at the Camp Nou.