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UNFAIR DEFEAT OF THE BARÇA

Williams aggravates the crisis of Barça in a cruel elimination copera (1-0)

Published:6/02/2020 - 23:09h

Updated:6/02/2020 - 23:18h

FC Barcelona culminated its black week. The Catalans were eliminated from the Copa del Rey in San Mamés with a goal in the last breath of Iñaki Williams despite having made a good game

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The spiral of chaos in which the FC Barcelona has sumido to institutional level, has had continuity to sportive level. Few days after the conflict Messi-Abidal, the picture culé remained out of the Glass of the King in the last sigh of the quarter-finals, by a goal of Iñaki Williams in a played isolated. The Barcelona played a serious party and deserved to happen, but the cruelty and the bad fortune finish desencadenandoen an unfair elimination.

Quique Setién took an important decision regarding the alignment: leave went to Antoine Griezmann to reinforce the centre of the field with a man more, Sergi Roberto. The diagram did not modify , but the presence of the catal´çan in the right band had the intention to give consistency and control in front of a team of intense pressure as it is it the Athletic Club and more, playing in Saint Mamés.

As it was to expect, the Basque group began the party of way very intense, presionando very up the exit of balloon of the FC Barcelona and generating imprecisions in the saga culé and, especially, in Marc-André ter Stegen that gave until three balloons during the first time with risky passes.

With the step of the minutes, the Barcelona group won reliability with the balloon and the control of the culés was increasing. Leo Messi appeared with several dangerous drivings and, especially, in a connection with Ansu Fati that went back to be fruitful. The youngster of Guinea-Bissau had a pair of big occasions of goal to pass of the Argentinian, but that finally did not finish in goal.

The Athletic Club, in spite of not generating too much danger, did not feel uncomfortable in the role to expect to some contragolpe or some played of strategy to advance in the electronic. In fact, Iñaki Williams achieved to mark, although finally the goal did not go up to the marker by offside clear of the ariete Basque.

Williams deepens the crisis culé in the addition

The second time began of the same way that had finished the first: with two very serious teams, with the culés controlling the party and with the Basques waiting for his moment. With the step of the minutes, however, the ones of Setién were able to advance lines and to begin to create occasions really important.

One of them had to Frenkie of Jong like protagonist, with a pass in depth that finish with the Dutch seeing the yellow for simulating penalti. Already with Griezmann -that went in by Ansu Fati- in the terrain of game, the ex of the Ajax went back to star a possible penalti after a load of Layer by behind when encaraba goal.

One of the clearest occasions had it the own French forward in a contragolpe culé. Arthur, that finish to go in to the terrain of game, displaced in long for Sergi Roberto, that served him the balloon in tray to a Griezmann that finished at first from the penalty spot with an answer majestuosa of Unai Simón.

Again Arthur, in the final stretch, served a pass measured to Leo Messi that left to the alone Argentinian in front of Unai Simón, but the goalkeeper rojiblanco went back to win the game. Iñaki Williams, very active during all the party, also had a pair of good occasions to the contragolpe, but was missing him puntería and commanded them two very diverted shots.

To the third, the lion of the lions did not fail. Williams finished of head a centre measured of Ibai Gómez and left to the FC Barcelona out of the Glass of Rey. The Barcelona, in spite of making a good party, fell deleted in a week to forget. The tournament copero remains , therefore, without the Barcelona and the Real Madrid.

Technical index card of the party: Athletic Club-FC Barcelona 1-0

  • Athletic Club: Unai Simón; Layer, Yeray, Núñez, Í. Martínez, Yuri; Vesga (Saint José, 66'), Dani García; Raúl García (Ibai, 89'), Muniain (Aduriz, 77') and Williams.
  • FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Hammered (Umtiti, 80'), Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Rakitic (Arthur, 70'), Of Jong, S. Roberto; Messi and Ansu Fati (Griezmann, 57').
  • Referee: Martínez Munuera.
  • Incidences: corresponding Party to the round of quarter-finals of the Glass of the King 2019-20 (only Party).
  • Goals of the party: 1-0, Williams (min. 92).

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