Malcom joins a long list that includes Kluivert, Eto’o, Henry, Piqué, Ibrahimovic and Villa by scoring in his first ever game for Barça against Real Madrid.
Malcoms equaliser earned Barcelona a draw against rivals Real Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-finals . it has become a common trend for Barca new signings to score a goal on their first Clasico(debut).
The case was no different for Malcom Oliveira who found the back of the net to secure a draw for Barca and also continue the Clasico Debut goal trend.
It’s happened no fewer than 13 times in just the last two decades. Back in 1998/99, Patrick Kluivert netted in his maiden Clásico, a 2-2 draw at the Santiago Bernabéu, and a further ten players had repeated the trick before Arturo Vidal, in the 5-1 at the Camp Nou earlier this since and now Malcom have added his name to the impressive list this season.
Real went ahead following a brilliant a brilliant Lucas Vazquez goal that was assisted by the Madrid striiker Karim Benzema
Malcom’s wicked curling free-kick found Ivan Rakitic who headed against the crossbar in the 31st minute.
The former Bordeaux forward then charged for the equaliser in the 57th minute following a scrappy period of play which saw Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas block a charging run from Jordi Alba.
Messi came off the Barca bench on 63 minutes but, despite plenty of threat, could not help his side find a winner.