The Barcelona B captain came off the bench in the 84th moment to switch Antoine Griezmann at the Camp Nou in the 3-1 last-16 acquire.
Although it was a surprise substitution by supervisor Quique Setien, putting Monchu on ahead of Riqui Puig or Ansu Fati, it was a deserved reward for a good time.
Monchu has taken to Twitter to convey his gratitude at being handed his full debut.
“A exclusive second. A dream come legitimate. All the everyday perform is for moments like this to occur. Thanks to all people for the messages and to individuals who have manufactured it feasible. The road proceeds. Força Barça!”
Un momento único. Un sueño hecho realidad. Todo el trabajo diario es para que lleguen momentos como este. Gracias a todos por los mensajes y a aquellos que lo han hecho posible. El camino continúa. ¡Força Barça! pic.twitter.com/lsHhQDOrrL
— Monchu rodriguez (@Monchurodriguez) August 9, 2020
Barcelona B boss Francisco Javier García Pimienta also seemed very chuffed to see Monchu make his whole debut. He tweeted: “Monchu’s debut !!! How he deserves it !!”
There have been rumors Monchu could leave Barcelona this summer with Sassuolo admitting there have been talks. Was his shock overall look on Saturday a way of striving to keep him at the club?