BARÇA'S NOTES AGAINST PORTO
Koundé, Gündogan, Raphinha... Barça's 1x1 in the victory against Porto
Published:28/11/2023 - 23:12h
Updated:29/11/2023 - 12:08h
FC Barcelona closed its pass to the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2020/21 after a difficult home victory against Porto (2-1). Xavi Hernández's men had to come back and once again left doubts in their game
In spite of the punctual errors and the eases in defence, the FC Barcelona did the duties winning to the Port wine (2-1). The party was a gone and continuous turn from the minute. Without a marcación fixed in the centre of the field, both teams exchanged attacks of form almost merciless, converting to the forwards in protagonists more by his fault of puntería that by his efficiency in the area. At the end, the Barça knew to give turn to the marker with authority to seal his pass to eighth. Like this we saw to the culés the Tuesday in Montjuïc.
Iñaki Crag: Salvador
Free of the nerves that dominated him by moments in his debut in League, the Alicante knew to react with good unemployed when it demanded him . Without responsibility in the goal of Pepê, Iñaki avoided that the Barça went to the rest in disadvantage with a hand saviour in front of a finish of Alan Varela. In the complement had less work, but was always attentive.
Ronald Araújo: Leader
Although had some imprecisions in exit, little usual in him, Araújo fulfilled in his return to the right-handed side. In the beginning of the second part, a swept his cut a pass of Pepê to Taremi that had left free to the Iranian to define in front of Crag. With Ronald in field, the Barça always has to a born leader.
Jules Koundé: Errático
The Frenchman went back to have several distractions in exit that could cost him very expensive to the Barça, of not being by the timely interventions of Araújo and Iñaki Crag. Koundé Has not attained to recover still of the all after his last injury. In the second part improved, as all the team, with some anticipos timely to allow to the group blaugrana dominate the party, but another his distraction in the 79' almost costs the tie.
Iñigo Martínez: Solvent
The Basque was being the best of the saga culé until the played of the 0-1 of the Port wine. Iñigo could not react to time in a played in which the visitors finished twice to door, luciendo surpassed by the speed of Pepê. Still like this, it completed a correct party.
Joao Cancel: MVP
Xavi put him like left-handed side to give rest to Alejandro Balde and the luso answered with a partidazo. More situated like extreme that like side, Cancel did charge of the reaction culé at all more fall the goal of Pepê. In the minute 32, Joao took advantage of a pass of Pedri for encarar to his marker and, with a cut, free the space to take out a finish crossed of right imparable. In the second part, a good his wall with Joao Félix allowed to the '14' put the 2-1 in the 57'. In defence, this yes, gave a lot of eases because of his constant projection in attack. Balde ingresó In his place in the 82'.
Frenkie Of Jong: Sacrificed
The Dutch was again the '5' of the team and fulfilled very well his work to organise the exit of the team. Nevertheless, it saw displicente in the played of the goal of Pepê, losing his mark in the start of the played, without pursuing to the luso to try recover the balloon, with a Barça badly stopped backwards. The one of Arkel neither is still to the 100 %, as it is logical after a prolonged drop. In the 37' was admonished by an agarrón on Evanilson.
Ílkay Gündogan: Missing
The German completed another quite discreet party, without too much participation in attack. In the 90 minutes connected very little with Pedri. Neither it helped him too much the presence of Of Jong. Ílkay, this yes, gave a hand to Frenkie in the mark when the Dutch lucía surpassed by moments.
The Canarian was the only light for the Barça in a first chaotic part. From the beginning, the '8' took constantly the balloon to deliver game, adding a casual assistance in the golazo of Cancel and brushing the goal with a finish to the that was missing him power.
The Brazilian wasted countless opportunities with finish that they found with the gloves of Diogo Coast, some times, and others with the side of the network. To Raphinha was missing him puntería and serenity to define, in addition to evidenciar an alarming dependency by his left-handed to kick.
Joao Félix: Timely
Joao Broke his bad series goleadora with a golazo in the minute 57, previous wall with Cancel. The one of Viseo defined of right with a remarkable technical gesture in career. Previously, the crossbar had denied him the so much at all more begin the complement. In the first part tried it a pair of times, without puntería neither luck. Ferran ingresó in his place in the 75'.
Robert Lewandowski: Desconectado
Again, the Pole could not shine. 'Lewy' Was generous to associate with his mates in his eagerness by gestar any against in the first part, but could not enjoy of clear occasions of goal in all the party. To the '9' follows him costing more than the normal mark differences this season.
Ferran Torres: Errático
The one of Foiós had a very clear in the first action in which it participated, but his finish left high after a clear of Diogo Coast. The '7' very could assist to Lewandowski in the played, sinning of the common selfishness of any forward.
Alejandro Balde: Collaborator
It replaced to I Cancel to ten of the end and gave more order to the Barça in defence to put the bolt and take care the result.
Lamine Yamal: Testimonial
The juvenile ingresó by Rahpinha in the 90' and touched very few balloons. A pass fallido to Ferran, his only remarkable intervention.