Álex Baena and the Europa League continue to forge a great friendship after the continental competition allowed him to live one of those nights that will be hard to forget for both Álex and his family.
If he made his debut against Sivasspor on the first day of the Group Stage and on the second he gave his first assist against Qarabag, in the third match he scored his first professional goal, enjoying one of the happiest moments of his sports career.
The youth squad started to face Maccabi Tel Aviv and has restored that confidence not only with a great performance, but also by signing one of the four goals in the yellow team's victory against the Israeli visitor. Alex sealed the victory with the third goal, after Carlos Bacca scored a double. The fourth goal was from another youth player, Fer Niño.
Alex's love story with the Europa League continues to grow and he has shown his coach that if he continues to offer him opportunities in the elite, the answer will always be up to the task. Meanwhile, the yellow team is consolidated as the leader of Group I with three victories in three games. A perfect situation for Emery to maintain rotations and young players like Baena continue to add experience with the first team.