MADRID — With a defender moving in front of him and blocking his view of the field, Robert Lewandowski remained calm.
The experienced striker waited patiently for a gap, then quickly used his back to gently flick the ball into the far corner for a beautiful goal.
Lewandowski continues to make it easy to score after joining Barcelona from Bayern Munich. Barcelona’s best signing this season found the net twice on Sunday to beat the Catalan club 4-0 at Valladolid in the Spanish league.
It was the fourth goal in three games for Lewandowski, who also scored twice in a 4-1 win over Real Sociedad last week. He was also denied twice by the woodwork at Camp Nou on Sunday.
Padre Gonzalez and Sergi Roberto also scored for Barcelona, who opened with a disappointing 0-0 draw at home against Rio de Janeiro.
Lewandowski, 34, signed from Bayern for nearly $50 million, got on the board in the 24th minute after completing a fine pass from Rafinha, another Barcelona signing who has been playing well.
Padre took the lead from near the penalty spot in the 43rd after an assist from Ousmane Dembele, who also set up Lewandowski’s superb late goal in the 64th. Roberto stopped the goal in stoppage time.
Barcelona can finally count on new signing Jules Conde, who was not registered before the first two rounds because the club could not abide by the league’s fair play rules. The former Sevilla defender started in the right-back position and impressed on his debut.
Valladolid, owned by former Brazil and Barcelona great Ronaldo, are back in the first division after a year’s absence. This was followed by a home loss against Villarreal and a draw at Sevilla.
Villarreal is done
Villarreal ended their perfect record with a 0-0 draw at Getafe, who are yet to win a point this season.
Unai Emery Villarreal had many chances to score. After a video review, the penalty kick was reversed in her favor in stoppage time.
Getafe conceded three goals in their first two games.
The Cadiz were the only other team to enter the weekend without a point. It will have a chance to end its losing streak when it hosts unbeaten Athletic Bilbao on Monday.
Defending champions Real Madrid will look for their third straight win to start the league when they visit Espanyol later on Sunday.
Police intervened on Sunday after a brawl between fans of second division clubs Racing Santander and Oviedo.
Fans threw rocks and other objects at each other, officials said.
No injuries or arrests were reported.
Oviedo won the match 1-0 at Santander.