VERY DISPUTED MATCH IN SAN MAMÉS
Athletic 'unhinges' Barça in extra time (3-2) and leaves him without the Cup quarterfinals
Published:21/01/2022 - 00:05h
Updated:21/01/2022 - 01:39h
FC Barcelona fought until the end in San Mamés, but did not get the long-awaited comeback in extra time after being inferior in regulation time. Xavi's men remain without the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey
Saint Mamés always is a field complicated and for the FC Barcelona has not been the exception. This Thursday, in the eliminatory of the eighth of final of the Glass of Rey, the Barça had to suffer more than the account and look for 'replace' from, practically, the first minute. X
The Athletic of Marcelino went out with everything and to by all. The effect of saw immediately in the marker after a played that was born of the man that was 'punishing' to the Barça by the band of Jordi Alba. The bilbaíno won in speed to the Barcelona left side and left a pass raso that collected Iker Muniain in the segubdo stick. It hammered the spherical so that Ter Stegen pulled without success. A golazo to open the night of the golazos... And 'mark' territory home. The ones of Xavi did not want to lose him the face to the party and looked for to dominate with the possession, but the Athletic was arriving with frequency and a lot of danger.
The speed of the bilbaínos, that went to three courses more than the culés, was being key. In the 7' could arrive the 2-0 with the Barça leaving to full light of the Saint Mamés all his lacks in defence: Yuri won on line background to command the ball to Nico Williams, but could not react neither finish to pleasure when it was 'prepared' to increase the advantage. The blaugrana followed 'holding', but also winning metres in the field.
Happened the twenty minutes, Ferran Torres received in the beak of the area, looked to goal and sent with thread the spherical to leave it hit to the right stick, where could not arrive, neither of miracle, Agirrezabala to cover it. The Barça reacted, but the Athletic was still in festival of occasions and almost all went through Nico. It sent a centre to Munian, that finished of head and left brushing the crossbar. In the following was the 'small' of Williams the one who forced to work to Ter Stegen to save a shot crossed. In the edge of the rest arrived the clearest: Sancet finished sleeping when it was only in the sengundo stick, but appeared Hammered to command the balloon to corner. The put German went back to appear to avoid, on line of goal, a finish of head of Raúl García.
The Athletic corners; Ter Stegen saves
The beginning of the second part was a copy of the first. The Athletic threatening the area of the Barcelona and the picture directed by Xavi Hernández holding and leaving all the leadership to the venues. Ter Stegen Was forced to appear more than the account and, for fortune of the culés, every time is more evident that is in his best version. It appeared to save a shot escorado of Nico Williams -the Barcelona nightmare- that the guardameta trapped, very safe, down.
The player bilbaíno went back to appear with a lateral centre, so that Jordi Alba carried a pelotazo and like this avoid the centre. The Barça followed suffering with the happen of the minutes, because the ones of Marcelino were tightening, very up, the exit of the balloon of the Catalans. The fault of answer forced to Xavi to move the bench, with Ansu and Of Jong, but the command of the venues kept on being asfixiante. Happened the hour of game, the combination of the brothers William went almost lethal. Nico sent a big centre that finished Iñaki in the first stick, but the ball went above the crossbar.
To the Barça touches him -always- suffer to the end
If the ones of Xavi have the balloon, go to feel comfortable without place to doubts, only that sometimes it does not become sufficient. The Athletic did not leave of presionar, without mattering overloads it of minutes (after the final of the Supercopa), but the Barça began, almost shyly, to be more to taste in the field of Saint Mamés. Ansu Fati Dumped to the attack and tried to go in to the area bilbaína with a pipe, but Vivian 'read' his intention and stole the spherical.
Nico González looked for to promote to his and after a shot of corner of the venues, the Barcelona looked for a contragolpe that finish with a fault on the new '14' culé. His execution, by Jordi Alba, tried to surpass the barrier, but did not have sufficient height. Ferran was the following in warning, after a balloon to the gap of Ansu, and forced to Íñigo Martínez to get dressed of hero for his when preventing that the ex of the Manchester City remained only in front of the guardameta rojiblanco.
The Athletic wanted to 'kill' to the culés in the 86 with a so much of Íñigo Martínez, the one who collected a refuse inside the area of Ter Stegen and imposed to Hammered. It finished and the spherical coló in the network to increase the advantage and 'sentence' the eliminatory... But the joy did not last a lot. In the last minute and almost the last played appeared Pedri González for 'save' to his. It hunted a refuse in the area and did not fail in his finish to sign the tables and force an extention.
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Technical index card of the party: Athletic Club 3-2 FC Barcelona
- Athletic Club: Agirrezabala; Of Marcos, Vivian, Iñigo Martínez, Yuri (min. 9; Nico Williams, Dani García, Vesga, Muniain; Sancet (min. 52, Iñaki Williams) and Raúl García (min. 78, Berenguer).
- FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Alves, Araujo, Hammered, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Gavi (min. 60, Frenkie of Jong), Pedri, Abde (min. 45, Nico González), Ferran Torres, Jutglà (min. 60, Ansu Fati -min, 95, Sergiño Dest).
- Referee: José Luis Munuera Montero.
- Incidences: corresponding only Party to the eighth of final of the Glass of the King 2021-2022.
- Goals of the party: 1-0, Iker Muniain (min. 2); 1-1 Ferran Torres (min. 20); 2-1, Martínez (min. 85); 2-2 Pedri González (min. 90+3); 3-1, Muniain (min. 105+1)
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- Next party: Sportive Alavés-FC Barcelona (LaLiga Santander, J22).