THE BARÇA AVOIDED THE PRICK
Araújo, saviour! A poor Barça imposes to the Real in the last minute (0-1)
The FC Barcelona leaves of San Sebastián with much more of what deserved. After a performance decaffeinated, without shine and without being able to descifrar to the rival, the ones of Xavi Hernández added a key victory thanks to Ronald Araújo
The FC Barcelona knew very well that the Real Sociedad was a danger in his house, but probably never arrived to imagine that it went them to condition so much the pressure asfixiante of the team of Imanol Bailiff. The ones of Xavi Hernández lived, probably, his greyer night in what it goes of LaLiga. They left a worrisome presentation, without rhythm and in which they could not descifrar the plan of the rival... And that leaves them with a more worrisome situation in the classification. They finished 'saving' thanks to a goal of Ronald Araújo.
The blaugrana, without place to doubts, signed his greyer party in what it goes of season, with a lot of difference. They were not comfortable and were victims of a pressure asfixiante of a Basque group that planted in the area of Marc-André ter Stegen every time that it wanted to and with very clear occasions that had allowed him be 2-0 before the rest. The Barça was decaffeinated, with a big number of errors and without a clear idea of what do with the balloon. It lasted very little and it seemed impossible to complete a played of face to the area of Remiro.
Minutes infernales for the Barça in San Sebastián
For the culés, the first time was a nightmare, although they carried the 'prize' that they did not fit goals... sorpresivamente. And it is that in the first 15', the 'txuri-urdin' had at least four clear opportunities to open the marker, but the guardameta of Mönchengladbach was hit to move away the request and correct, also, the errors of his mates, that abounded in San Sebastián. It took out the hand to clear a powerful shot of Barrenetxea, had a paadón to Oyarzabal after a distraction of Koundé... Before Mikel Merino also had the goal in his boots with a head butt that left besando the left stick. Everything in three minutes.
The Real left clear his approach in the first minutes. Connect with Take Kubo, look for to Barrenextea in the band and keep the balloon all the possible time, forcing to the Barça to play in own field and do 'miracles' to try contest them the possession. It was a brave plan of Bailiff, but except the fault of tarpaulin (or luck?) In the last metres, was giving results. The Catalan picture was totally baffled and without answers; costing of started by the bands to try merodear to a Remiro that lived a first part extremely tranquilla. More than what any one had imagined, considering that Robert Lewandowski went back to the XI and the culés had of the best possible approach considering the drops.
The problem is that they were committing and repeating too many errors, allowing that in three or four touch produced a clear approach of the venues. The '7' of the Real was especially inspired and commanded a centre to connect with Kubo, but Ter Stegen appeared to time to save, with the right boot, and command the balloon went. Oyarzabal, Zubimendi and the Japanese were very connected and leaving without break to a Barça that, further of an intentona of Gavi, with abysmal definition, or a finish that it left high of Cancel, did not have a lot of offensive alternatives in the first-half.
The Barça, with a libreto little effective
In the resumption, although the Barça could brake more to the Real, went a reply of the first part. The ones of Bailiff were being very upper and had more security to the hour to generate danger. Ter Stegen Kept on being the big protagonist of the night, topándose one and again with the local attackers. It was being vital to keep to his with life in a party that complicated , more than the account, with the step of the minutes. Ferran Torres, that there was ingresado to replace to Lewandowski, shook to the terracings with a career, after a pass to the space, but the control with the breast was very long and the balloon finish leaving by background line.
The party had gone down the pulsaciones regarding the first 45 minutes, but kept on being the picture 'txuri-urdin' the one who more fear put every time that advanced lines. They were understanding much better what needed the party and presionaban constantly when the ones of Xavi tried to go out with the balloon. The difference was being abysmal, but the marker did not move for fortune of the Catalans. Barrenetxea, that was a danger every time that touched the balloon, looked for the pao long with a finish from the frontal, for the apparition -again- of Ter Stegen.
Technical index card of the party: Real Sociedad 0-1 FC Barcelona
- Real Sociedad: Remiro; Traoré, Zubeldia, Him Normand, Aihen; Brais Méndez, Zubimendi, Mikel Merino, Barrenetxea; Kubo and Oyarzabal.
- FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Araújo, Koundé, Iñigo Martínez, Balde; I Cancel (min. 68, Raphinha), Fermín López (min. 57, Pedri), Gündogan, Gavi; Lewandowski (min. 57, Ferran) and Joãor Félix (min. 68, Lamine).
- Referee: Alberola Rojas.
- Incidences: corresponding Party to the day 12 of LaLiga 2023-2024.
- Goals of the party: 0-1, Ronald Araújo
News stood out of the Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona
- Next party: Shakhtar vs FC Barcelona (Day 4, Champions League 2023-2024).
- Video summary: Real Sociedad x FC Barcelona x. Day 12 of LaLiga 2023-2024.