Chronicle of the Intercity-FC Barcelona match


Suffered classification! Barça topples Intercity in a crazy game (3-4)

Published:4/01/2023 - 23:34h

Updated:4/01/2023 - 23:49h

FC Barcelona qualified for the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey thanks to a hard-fought victory in Alicante against the humble Intercity. Xavi Hernández's men made many defensive errors in the complement and resolved it at the point of punching

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When the draw of the dieciseisavos of final of the Glass of Rey matched to the FC Barcelona with the Intercity, anybody could anticipate a so equalised party and with so many goals in the stadium José Rico Pérez of Alicante. The ones of Xavi Hernández suffered in a second incredible part of the venues, promoted by the 'hat trick' of Oriol Soldevila, and had to expect to the extention to resolve the pass to eighth with a so much of Ansu Fati in the minute 103.

The Barça seemed to resolve the early party. In the first action of danger, a corner served by Pablo Tower found free of mark to Ronald Araújo in the first stick. The charrúa anticipated and attained to finish launching of head to win the resistance of the goalkeeper Gaizka Fields. Better impossible return for the central after his injury in the aductor long of the right thigh that the prevented to contest his first World-wide with Uruguay.

The so much struck to an Intercity that did not happen to contrary field in the first chamber of hour, drowned by the pressure culé and the intensity of an Ousmane Dembélé spicy by right. The Frenchman tried it with a finish high in the minute 8 and with a good desborde in the 15' that resolved with difficulties Christ. Kessié Also participated a lot in attack in the first minutes, looking for to Memphis Depay with assiduity.

However, the venues warned in the 17' with a pass that held badly stopped to the Barça. Ararón Piñán Surpassed to Araújo and Koundé in speed and, with Iñaki Crag in the floor, defined by low to empty door, but the central Uruguayan redid and except the so much on the line. The occasion woke up to the ones of Xavi and the culés deserved to expand the advantage before the rest, but was missing clarity in the area to clear the party.

The Intercity believed it to him after the rest

In the halftime, the technical Gustavo Siviero disarmed the line of five deep down with the exit of Rafael Gálvez. Christian Herrera, the '10' of the Intercity, ingresó to give him greater control in the medullary to the Alicante and Aarón Piñán went back to brush the so much with a finish that it demanded to Iñaki Crag. Pablo Tower won the yellow by an entrance on Oriol Soldevila and the Barça began to suffer for the first time in the party.

When Xavi prepared the entry of Eric García, fell the tie. In spite of the power blaugrana in the aerial game, a corner from the left found the head of Vadik Murria after the bad calculation of Araújo and Koundé. Oriol took advantage of the assistance of the defender and defined with a finish of right imparable for Iñaki. 59 minutes. Madness in the terracings of Rico Pérez and three changes of hit by part of the míster of Terrassa.

Immediate reaction of the Barça

After the tie, the Barça launched to by the 1-2 and the Intercity answered bravely, doing the party of gone and turn. Gavi, Raphinha and Eric García ingresaron by Pablo Tower, Ferran and Araújo and the culés took advantage of the spaces, with a Dembélé desatado. After a pair of warnings, the '7' took advantage of a stupendous pass of Gavi to leave in speed and define with a globito in front of the desperate exit of Gaizka Fields.

Seven minutes lasted the tie in Alicante, but the venues followed trying it. In the 74', Christ took advantage of the oversight blaugrana after a side to serve a just perfect centre to where Soldevila appeared again for, of head, equalise the party after winning him the position to Jordi Alba. Xavi reacted removing to Memphis by Ansu and, three minutes later, a desborde of the '18' served to filter a pass crossed that Raphinha sent at the end of the network. 77 minutes, 2-3. Madness in Alicante.

Frantic end of party in Rico Pérez

In the 83', Oriol brushed the 'hat trick', but could not define in front of the timely exit of Iñaki Crag. In the following action, Gaizka Fields did a brutal stop to Raphinha, the one who defined totally only after a big assistance of Ansu. When the Barça seemed smart to clear the party, Solder completed the triplete thanks to an assistance of Christian Herrera, previous error of Marcos Alonso in the medullary that left badly stopped to the defence culé in the minute 86.

Ansu Appeared in the lengthen

The ex defender of Chelsea finish of ingresar by Héctor Bellerín three minutes before and wrapped it with a bad pass inexplicable that sent the party to the lengthen. Ansu Brushed the goal in the first action of danger of the extention, but Gaizka Fields answered in two times to avoid the so much culé. The '10' had revancha in the 103', finishing of right a good pass of Raphinha from the right side to win the resistance of the guardameta local thanks to the rebound in a defender.

In spite of the so much of the '10', the ones of Gustavo Siviero tightened to the end, in spite of the enormous physical wear that supposed to compete him to the Barça in 120 minutes, mainly thanks to the opportunism of Solder and to the stops of Gaizka. Applauses of foot for the team of the First RFEF and a lot to correct in the ones of Xavi Hernández, that will arrive to the party of the Sunday in the Metropolitan in front of the Athletic with half hour more than football on that anybody had in his plans.

Technical index card of the party: Intercity-FC Barcelona

  • Intercity: ; Gaizka Fields; Guillem Jaime (Emilio Nsue, min. 82), Vadik Murria, Álvaro Pérez, Rafael Gálvez (min. 45, Christian Herrera), Christ Romero; Martín Bellotti (Eneko Undabarrena, min. 82), Pol Roigé (Christian Koffi, min. 65), Oriol Soldevila, Miguel Mari; Aarón Piñán (Xami Fernández, min 67).
  • FC Barcelona: Iñaki Crag; Héctor Bellerín (Marcos Alonso, min. 83), Ronald Araújo (min. 60, Eric García), Jules Koundé, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Pablo Tower (min. 60, Gavi), Franck Kessié; Ousmane Dembélé (Alejandro Balde, min. 104), Ferran Torres (min. 60, Raphinha), Memphis Depay (Ansu Fati, min. 75).
  • Referee: Valentín Pizarro.
  • Incidences: corresponding Party to the dieciseisavos of final of the Glass of the King 2022-23.
  • Goals of the party: 0-1, Ronald Araújo (min. 7); 1-1, Oriol Soldevila (min. 59; 1-2, Ousmane Dembélé (min. 66); 2-2, Oriol Soldevila (min. 73); 2-3, Raphinha, min. 77; 3-3, Oriol Soldevila (min. 86); 3-4, Ansu Fati, min. 103.

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