FC Barcelona players celebrate the victory against Girona (0-1)

DISCREET PERFORMANCE CULÉ IN MONTILIVI

The 1x1 of Barça in the victory by the minimum against Girona

Published:28/01/2023 - 18:37h

Updated:28/01/2023 - 18:38h

FC Barcelona extended its good run in LaLiga with a discreet victory in Montilivi against Girona (0-1). Without variants in attack, Xavi Hernández's men managed to resolve a thick game thanks to Pedri's goal in the complement

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In a very cold night in which the injury of Ousmane Dembélé was the most stood out, the FC Barcelona closed the first turn of LaLiga with a triumph in Montilivi in front of the Girona (0-1). The ones of Xavi Hernández kept the calm and attained to carry the three points after a dense crash in which there were few arrivals and the most positive, again, was Pedri, author of the so much of the victory.

The technician egarense had given rest to the '8' after the suffered triumph copero in front of the Real Sociedad, but the injury of 'Dembouz' in the minute 25 forced the entry of the of Tenerife. Without available forwards in the bench by the absences of Robert Lewandowski and Ferran Torres (both sanctioned), the player of 20 years loaded with the offensive weight of the team in front of the fault of ideas.

To continuation, review one by one the performances of the players titled of the Barça in field of the Girona:

Ter Stegen

Viewer of luxury during the first hour of game. The Girona no pateó to the arch until the final stretch and the alemás alone had something of work in some balloon stopped where the Barça accumulated a lot of players near of the area girl. Recently in the 84' had to take part for embolsar a feeble shot of Toni Villa. With the one of the Saturday, are 14 fences invictas in League this season for the '1'.

Jules Koundé

Again it commissioned to occupy the left band and participated little in attack. In defence, the Frenchman was sure in the mark, forcing to the venues to bet by centres with little sense. By up, it answered with solvency when it required him . Party very complete of the ex head office of the Seville, the one who seems to strengthen like right side for the rest of the season.

Eric García

It reappeared in the eleven after three months and completed a correct party. Although it happened some difficulty in the final stretch marking to the Uruguayan Christian Stuani, the Catalan showed that it will keep on being an important spare for Xavi in the second half of the 2022/23, further of the doubts on his continuity.

Ronald Araújo

Indisputable leader of the saga. With the 'charrúa', the Barça luce much more solid backwards, especially in the occupation of spaces when the rival bets permanently by the long balloons for contragolpear. In exit, had some imprecision, especially when yielding balloons to the sides, but in mark was insuperable so much by air as by low.

Marcos Alonso

The left side could not take advantage of his titularity and was substituted after a first part in which, although had very little work in defence, participated very little in attack. Xavi bet by Jordi Alba in the rest to win depth and the Barça had more arrived. In fact, the played of the goal arrived thanks to one of the typical desbordes of the '18'.

Sergio Busquets

The captain completed a correct party in the recovery, avoiding that losses in contrary field turned into contragolpes dangerous. Always sure with the balloon in the feet, the '5' gave tranquility in exit in a party very trabado in where the imprecisions in the half were usual during the 90 minutes.

Frenkie Of Jong

It returned to the left and, like interior, helped little in the first part. It improved in the complement after the entry of Jordi Alba, helping to presionar high for propiciar losses of balloon to the local group. In the final stretch finish more delayed to help to Busquets in the mark with the entry of Franck Kessié. In general, had a quite discreet party.

Gavi

His attitude was, again, his best virtue. The one of The Palaces and Villafranca began as it stick, but had to move to the left extreme after the injury of Dembélé. It was admonished in the beginning of the second part by an entrance to destiempo on Arnau Martínez. In spite of this, Xavi kept him in field the 90 minutes and his push was key to keep the zero.

Dembélé

The Frenchman returned to the left side and had bad fortune. A prick in the left thigh when it tried desbordar by the band forced him to ask the change in the 25'. In principle, it does not seem a grave injury, but the same player preferred to be replaced to avoid greater evils. From the arrival of Xavi, the one of Vernon had left backwards his recurrent physical problems.

Raphinha

The Brazilian desaprovechó a new opportunity like titling, still when Xavi put him by right, where affirms to feel more comfortable. It was the one who more tried it in the first part, but failed in the majority of centres that threw to the area. After a second part for the forget, was replaced by Kessié to three minutes for the end.

Ansu Fati

The '10' had the clearest of the Barça in the first-half, but could not take advantage of a loss of the Girona in exit and his finish left slightly high on the crossbar Was admonished by a fault on the goalkeeper Gazzaniga in the 43'. Alejandro Balde substituted him to ten minutes for the end, in a stretch in which the culés suffered after losing the control of the balloon.

Pedri

After his entry, the Barça had more clarity to arrive to the contrary area. In the minute 61, when the party was an authenticate somnífero, the '8' took advantage of a centre by low from the left of Jordi Alba that Gazzaniga could not contain. Like an authentic leading centre, the one of Tenerife was in the place indicated to push the balloon to empty door. Previously it had been admonished of absurd form for protesting a clear hand of Riquelme.

Jordi Alba

Xavi put him after the rest to give him greater depth to the team and the '18' answered with the assistance that cost the three points in Montilivi. The Barça dumped by left in the first stretch of the complement to take advantage of his desbordes, being this the road to resolve a party that painted for tie without goals. In defence, this yes, gave eases to the Girona to throw centres to the area in the final minutes.

Alejandro Balde

The canterano played the ten final minutes and braked the local rises by right, helping to a Koundé that finished like third head office to clear centres from the left in the penal point. Little more to stand out of the player of 19 years, the one who begins to have more competition in this stretch of the season by the good moment of Jordi Alba.

Franck Kessié

The marfileño replaced to Raphinha to three minutes for the end and situated near of 'busi' and Frenkie to help to clear balloons in the discount. The Barça suffered the last minutes with a Girona that grieve finished a pair of times to door and Kessié hardly had contact with the balloon while it was in field. Again, it had to conform with residual minutes.

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