GREAT 1st HALF AND DEFICIENT 2ND HALF
The two faces of FC Barcelona against Real Sociedad
Published:17/12/2020 - 09:27h
Updated:17/12/2020 - 13:39h
FC Barcelona is a team of contrasts and against Real it clearly showed its two faces. One, the first part, was excellent and played perhaps the best football of the season. But in the second half, the culés were dominated by the Real
The FC Barcelona of Ronald Koeman is clearly a team of contrasts. If something has showed this season the group barcelonista is that it is able of the best and of the worst. In fact, in occasions the culés even can be the doctor Jekyll and Mr Hide in a same party. Against the Real Sociedad, for example, the Barcelona went back to show this theory that so much has to concern to the barcelonismo.
The Barça was sensacional in the first part against the donostiarras. The venues went out to eat the field and to eat to the leader of LaLiga, that still with drops, kept on being a tremendously dangerous rival. This intensity and those win that they showed the Catalans from the first minute were the first pillar to build a first-half that would have to be the role model for what subtracts of campaign.
The blaugrana played with speed, went to presionar very up, desconectaron to a big team like the Real, generated a lot of occasions and, in summary, were fantastic in the first 45 minutes. They were so well that, in fact, even they achieved something that did not attain from February: trace back a party and finish winning it. The culés sobrepusieron to the so much of Willian José and gave him the turn to the marker in the first time with the goals of Jordi Alba and Frenkie of Jong.
The game, the opportunities and the feelings did that to the rest the Barcelona deserved arrive with some so much more than difference. Nevertheless, this did not occur and the intelligent and interesting doctor Jekyll began to transform in the monstrous Mr Hide in the intermediate. After the go through the changing rooms, practically did not remain neither trace of this Barça dynamic, asfixiante and ilusionante that put against the ropes to the leader of LaLiga.
The Barça did not give the level in the second part
Little by little, since it began the second part, the barcelonistas left to dominate and finish being subjected by a Real Sociedad that commanded with the ball in good part of the seconds 45 minutes. The ones of Imanol Bailiff were better and began to generate dangerous arrivals that could transform in goals. Marc-André ter Stegen had to avoid the tie in a double paradón to Alexander Isak and Pedri also avoided that the Swedish defined a one against one in front of the German.
The feeling of impotence that gave the Barça in the second half remembered to the worst parties of this team this season. The tiredness, besides, influenced enough in that this disconnection was even more deep. The load of parties is evident and the footballers are beginning to notice it. Neither they helped the changes of a Koeman that did not hit in his direction of field.
The result of all this was to see to a Barcelona that pursued the balloon during good part of the second time and that hardly could rest having it. If the Real had been something more hit in three chambers of field, probably the culés had gone back to 'puncture' and the reading of the meeting would be another very distinct. Luckily, the 'txuri-urdin' did not have his night and the Barcelona knew to suffer and achieved a triumph that could be vital for the future of LaLiga.