NO GOALS IN THE CAMP NOU
Not even Messi saves a Barça that is also grey in Champions (0-0)
Published:5/11/2019 - 20:56h
Updated:5/11/2019 - 20:58h
Barça is still looking for their best version, but that did not come in the Champions League against Slavia Prague. The czech also intimidated at the Camp Nou, where not even Leo Messi managed to break the draw in an open duel
The FC Barcelona goes through a pothole of game and results, and his greyer version went back to appear in front of the Slavia of Prague. Without the lesionado Luis Suárez, Leo Messi assumed even more leadership, but was not sufficient so that the Catalans gave the definite hit to the Group F of the Champions League and advanced in his way to the eliminatory. It will be necessary to follow litigating by the classification and the leadership.
The meeting began with the script expected, although with some surprise because of the bad moment of the ones of house. These tried to dominate to an opponent that centred in carrying danger to the against, and whose responsibility, effort and tactical order contrasted notably with which exhibited the men of Ernesto Valverde, that started decided to look for the triumph and with the step of the minutes were desdibujando.
The goalkeepers were determinants in the first compasses of the crash, in which the venues tried to take out advantage in front of a defence that expected them very advanced. The visitors neither cut and took advantage of the gaps of the retaguardia barcelonista with atrevimiento, although of this battle went out victorious Marc-André ter Stegen, that detained a dangerous rebound after a clear of Clément Lenglet, and Ondrej Kolar, that diverted a shot with the foot after a good pass filtered of Gerard Hammered to Nélson Semedo.
Overwhelmed by the tireless pressure of the ones of Jindrich Trpisovsky, the Barcelona tried to activate to Leo Messi, that at all times went his best argument to annotate. The Argentinian was shut in the cobweb of the centre of the rival field, but escaped to leave notice in two consecutive occasions. To the guardameta touched him suffer to take out a shot of fault that poisoned and an attempt of olympic goal in the back corner.
It seemed that in each attack there was action and reaction, and in one of them arrived the best occasion of the party. It had danced Peter Olayinka to Nélson Semedo before yielding to the frontal, although the kick of Nicolae Stanciu hit in the back of Lukas Masopust and gave a break to the goalkeeper culé. Almost the same fortune had the one of the Slavia shortly after, since one against of Messi, that recortó in the line of means and advanced threatening until the area, crashed in the crosshead after the powerful zurdazo of the '10'.
The last arreón of the Barça neither had prize, and to the rest arrived with another fright for Ter Stegen. Not even a theft of Arturo Vidal to Kolar intimidated to the guardameta, that braked another zapatazo of the footballer of Rosary from the left-handed profile and frustrated also to Hammered in the kickoff of corner that arrived act followed. The German found with two finish point-blank of Jan Boril, but the second, that besó the networks, had been invalidated by his position antirreglamentaria.
The Slavia does not surrender and the Barça does not break the tie
It did not change too much the party in the resumption, in which it was necessary to regret again the replacement of Jordi Alba by annoyances. His place occupied it an already polyvalent Semedo and for Sergi Roberto remained the right side, from where incorporated to enjoy of another interesting opportunity. Dembélé Hammered the spherical on the wall visitor and to the of Reus was missing him a second to be able to define in front of the goalkeeper, and an instant afterwards the defence cleared in front of the pressure of Messi, that neither could take advantage of the refuse.
The mejoría of the Barça hardly lasted some minutes, until it diluted between the courage and the sacrifice of the Slavia. In a second part in which the culés are used to to be lethal, the Czech champion resisted to base of prowess, concentration and physical waste, that served him no only to defend , but to carry the initiative in several stretches of the duel and even follow rondando the area with danger, although without so much precision by the fault of freshness.
An offside milimétrico prevented that the Camp Nou sang victory, and neither had positive effect the changes. Cost to see between the lines of the VAR that Leo Messi was by in front of the last defender before giving a goal to Arturo Vidal, and are to appreciate the chispazos of an Ansu Fati that ready was to do the same with the '10'. It appeared once again Kolar, to confirm that to this team still remains him a lot for visiting if it wants to raise the 'orejona' in the final of Istanbul.
Technical index card of the party: FC Barcelona-Slavia Prague 0-0
- FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Hammered, Lenglet, Jordi Alba (Sergi Roberto, min 46); Of Jong, Busquets (Rakitic, min 68), Arturo Vidal; Dembélé (Ansu Fati, min 65), Messi and Griezmann.
- Slavia Of Prague: Kolár; Coufal, Kúdela, Frydrych, Boril; Soucek, Stanciu (Husbauer, min 63), Traoré (Tecl, min 57); Sevcik, Masopust (Provod, min 82) and Olayinka.
- Referee: Michael Oliver.
- Incidences: corresponding Party to the fourth day of the phase of groups of the Champions League 2019-20.
- Goals of the party: Without goals.