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Barça overcome the commitment against Vissel in the farewell of Iniesta (0-2)

Published:6/06/2023 - 14:24h

Updated:6/06/2023 - 14:59h

FC Barcelona closed its season with a clear victory in Japan against Vissel Kobe, in a match that also marked part of Andrés Iniesta's farewell to the Asian team

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In a full party of a lot of emotion for being part of the farewell of Andrés Iniesta of the Vissel Kobe, and of the reunion of the champion of the world in 2010 with his ex team, and his excompañero Xavi Hernández, the FC Barcelona closed his season with a triumph in Japan. With a XI that included to three debutantes, the team culé looked for to take the advantage in the party from the beginning and the plan finished working.

After the first chamber of hour the Barça attained to find the first goal of the meeting after a big combination between Pablo Tower and Kessié, the one who defined with a lot of tranquility to win to the guardameta rival and put the transitory 0-2. The African footballer received almost to the edge of the area a big deep pass of the Cantabrian, the one who would take advantage of his titularity to deliver the assistances for the two first goals culés, in addition to crashing a balloon in the stick when they only went 2 minutes of game.

The Barcelona team saw like the party recompensó his control on the party and the possession, taking into account also that the defence of the Vissel Kobe was what less displicente in this played. Three minutes afterwards, on the 19' of party, would arrive the 0-2 for the Barça after a shot of corner very very executed by Pablo Tower and finished of head by Eric García.

The central split from the long stick to find the balloon near of the penalty spot and finish of perfect way, doing the gesture to carry the balloon to the lawn and like this win again to the guardameta Daiya Maekawa. With this advantage would leave the team of Xavi to the rest, having to Julián Araujo in the side like one of which premièred with the first team, to the equal that the canteranos Pau Prim and Dani Rodríguez.

As it is used to suceder in this type of friendly meetings, more one that arrives right at the end of the season for the Barça, arrived the changes for both teams, with until six replacements in the case of the Barcelona club. In spite of the 0-2 in the marker, the local team himself that knew also carry danger to the goal of Iñaki Crag, although it would begin the second part in clear disadvantage in the marker.

The second part of the meeting would have a disposal something similar by part of the two teams, although of the side culé himself that changed a bit the posture to the no longer be on the field players like Kessié, Of Jong and Lewandowski, although the entry of Gavi contributed as always a lot of dynamics. The Andalusian took the control of the midfield of Xavi, doing as almost always a big physical deployment and delivering so many balloons as it could to his three mates of the line of attack.

Of the side of the Japanese team the goalkeeper Maekawa did all the possible not to fit the third so much, converting surely in the best of his beside Iniesta, the one who every time that it could showed that the quality is something that can learn but not losing. The footballer of 39 years, that will look for a new adventure this summer, would go out replaced to the minute 80 of party for an ovation of all the presents, to the height of what his career deserves .

Technical index card of the party: Vissel Kobe 0-2 FC Barcelona

  • Vissel Kobe: Maekawa; Takahasi, Azaki, Osaki, Hatsuse; Saito (min. 46', Takahiro Ogihara), Sergi Samper, Andrés Iniesta; Sasaki, Lincoln Correa two Saints (min. 46', Mugosa) and Yuruki.
  • FC Barcelona: Iñaki Crag (min. 61', Arnau Tenas); Julián Araujo, Frenkie of Jong (min. 46', Koundé), Eric García, Marcos Alonso (min. 46', Héctor Font); Pau Prim, Kessié (min. 46', Gavi) Pablo Tower (min. 60', Unai Hernández); Ansu Fati (min. 46' Raphinha), Dani Rodríguez (min. 46' Ferran Torres) and Robert Lewandowski (min. 46', Marc Guiu).
  • Referee: Jumpei Iida
  • Goals of the party: 0-1 Kessié (min. 16'); 0-2, Eric García (min. 19').

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