BARÇA'S NOTES IN THE CHAMPIONS
Raphinha, Gündogan Koundé... Barça's 1x1 in the beating of Antwerp
Published:19/09/2023 - 23:17h
Updated:19/09/2023 - 23:18h
FC Barcelona debuted with a comfortable win in the group stage of the Champions League against the weak Royal Antwerp (). The Belgian champion was no match for the culés who resolved the game in the first 20 minutes
By second consecutive season, the FC Barcelona premièred with a goleada home in the UEFA Champions League. The Tuesday, the fans in Montjuïc could enjoy of an exhibition in front of the feeble Royal Amberes (5-0), being the second 'manita' consecutive of the ones of Xavi Hernández after the goleada of the Saturday happened in front of the Betis. Again, Joao Félix shined in the attack culé in another remarkable performance of Gavi and Frenkie of Jong in the centre of the field.
Ter Stegen: Viewer
The Amberes grieve had a shot to the arch in all the party, by which Ter Stegen was an expectador of luxury in Montjuïc. Still like this, it answered with a stupendous double stopped to in front of Ilenikhena and Muja in the only action that required him in the complement, a played that it was cancelled by offside previous.
Joao Cancel: Imparable
It ran during the 90 minutes, being an alternative of continuous pass for his mates. In the first part, even tested with some luxury (a rabona) that leaves sample of his enormous quality and excellent physical state, since the luso rare time leaves discovered the right lane in spite of playing so advanced in contrary field.
Jules Koundé: Very sobrio
As all the team, Koundé had little work in defence, but went back to be the indisputable leader of the saga. His hierarchy is increasingly notorious and completed a party very sobrio in the debut in Champions.
Andreas Christensen: Testimonial
Although it expected that the Danish left his place this Tuesday to Iñigo Martínez, Xavi kept him all the party in a pleasant day for the defence blaugrana. Without a lot of what do backwards, Christensen even encouraged to look for his goal in the complement in some unemployed balloon.
Alejandro Balde: Intelligent
It played practically all the party like extreme, very criterioso to look for spaces and associating with Joao Félix with a lot of naturalidad. It participated in the origin of the third goal culé and went back to play the 90 minutes. The canterano is already a constant in important parties.
Frenkie Of Jong: Leader
Without Oriol Romeu in the XI, the Dutch did of pivote and fulfilled of good way, to a large extent thanks to the invalid offensive production of the Amberes. Although it did not participate so much in attack, a pass filtered his gestó the played of the 2-0, enabling to Joao so that this centred to Lewandowski.
The first part of Gavi was pure sacrifice. It ran more than anybody and finish admonished by an agarrón to Vermeeren that cut one against dangerous of the visitor. In the second part, the Andalusian had reward to his effort with a golazo where broke him the arch to the goalkeeper Butez.
The German was the partner of all the culés during the 90 minutes. Totally recovered of his lumbar ailment, Gündo armed the played of the 1-0 partial of Joao Félix and completed a big party, taking advantage of the spaces that left the Amberes to filter passes that lastimaron all night to the Belgian defence.
The Brazilian did not attain to mark in the goleada, but completed a good party with a perfect assistance to Joao Félix to close the 'manita'. In the first part, a finish his finish in the so much of the 3-0 partial after the detour of the side Jelle Bataille.
Joao Félix: Stellar
The luso was the 'MVP' of the party with doublet and assistance to Lewandowski. Joao Opened the account in the minute 11 with a finish raso, previous habilitation of Gündogan, from the frontal of the area. In the complement, closed the goleada taking advantage of a centre of Raphinha to culminate of head a big played of the Barça.
Lewandowski: In series
It went back to mark by fourth consecutive party, this time thanks to a big pass of Joao Félix, previous habilitation of Frenkie. The luso centred to the second stick and the Pole, free of mark, fusiló to the guardameta Frenchman. With his so much arrived to 99 goals in Champions. Besides, it assisted to Gavi in the complement for the 4-0 partial.
Ferran Torres: Electrical
Had a very clear in the first that touched, but the goalkeeper Butez answered of good way to his finish of half distance. In the 20 minutes that played, the one of Foios went back to lucir very participatory and trusted for encarar to the rival arch and be a constant solution in attack.
Oriol Romeu: Orderly
Ingresó By Frenkie of Jong in the first double change of Xavi and situated as '5', in the same work that the Dutch exerted from the beginning. Lto passivity of the Amberes gave him little work in the mark and was hit with the passes when it arrived him the balloon.
Lamine Yamal: Punzante
Ingresó In the 68' by Joao Félix and left several desbordes that deserved him the applauses of the terracing in Montjuïc. Had a very clear in which, after a pass of Lewandowski, attained to dribble to the rival goalkeeper, but remained without angle to define.
Fermín López: Participatory
The canterano ingresó in the first double change of Xavi and had a clear opportunity in attack after a good wall with Ferran, but the goalkeeper Butez denied him the so much. It associated with all in attack, showing his confidence and quality to give to the team more depth.
Sergi Roberto: Residual
The captain replaced to Raphinha in the chamber of final hour and participated little in the game of a Barça totally dumped to the attack in the last minutes.