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Ter Stegen withstood the 'blows' from Real and allowed Barça to continue 'dreaming'

Published:5/11/2023 - 01:49h

Updated:5/11/2023 - 01:49h

The victory in Anoeta cannot be explained without the stops of Marc-André Ter Stegen. The German was impeccable, especially during the first minutes of the game, where Real had many chances

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The FC Barcelona imposed to the Real Socidead in a very suffered party where stood out the paper of Ter Stegen above the other. The Basque team began the party with an avalanche of attacks against the group blaugrana and, of not being by the German, the final result had varied. From the first seconds, the ones of Imanol Bailiff shut to the Barcelona group in his area with an intense pressure and an attack sustained with numerous players involved.

These initial moments of the party were full of pressure for the Barcelona, but Marc-André stood out with three crucial interventions to keep the marker to zero. The first arrived grieve to the minute one, when Barrenetxea shot with strength and precision to the corner, and the put blaugrana answered with a spectacular stop. His skill to detain the balloon with a hand was amazing and avoided what seemed a safe goal.

The second big intervention occurred in the minute two, when Oyarzabal found only in front of the archer, the one who diverted his shot crossed with the tip of the fingers, clearing the balloon and conceding a corner. The third crucial intervention of Ter Stegen took a bit more than time in arriving, occurring in the minute 16. It was the result of an elaborated played of the donostiarras, that arose after a recovery of Mikel Merino. The final shot of Kubo seemed allocated to the network, but, once again, the German wall interposed to avoid the first goal of the Real.

The German archer was crucial in the victory

The ones of Xavi Hernández, by his part, showed unable to find answers in front of the local offensive proposal. Although the one of Terrassa had opted by a similar approach to the of the classical, the team seemed desorganizado and had difficulties to keep the possession of the balloon and generate opportunities of attack. It did not go until the second half that the square organised and braked, largely, the charged of the venues.

The Barcelona captain offered an authentic exhibition of reflections. His agility and capacity to react quickly to the shots of the rivals were crucial to keep to the Barça in foot. Each one of his interventions stood out by his skill and his skill to anticipate and block the shots of the rivals. It went out attentive and was vital for the triumph culé in one of the most complicated stadiums of the competition.


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