DE JONG WAS SENT OUT
The best Suárez is not enough for a Barça that gets stuck against Espanyol (2-2)
Published:4/01/2020 - 23:08h
Updated:4/01/2020 - 23:34h
Barca got stuck again in RCDE Stadium, where it suffered and let out a victory. The best version of Luis Suarez, who scored and assisted Arturo Vidal, was not enough, because the goals of David López and Wu Lei sealed a draw
The FC Barcelona goes back to share the leadership of LaLiga with the Real Madrid, after tripping in a derbi intense in front of the Espanyol. In the RCDE Stadium advanced the ones of house thanks to David López, although after surpassing a worrisome disconnection and thanks to an excellent Luis Suárez, the foráneos traced back. The Uruguayan marked and assisted to Arturo Vidal, but the expulsion Frenkie of Jong allowed a bullet more to the blanquiazules and Wu Lei took advantage of it for empatar.
The Barcelona started the meeting dominating, in front of a very orderly rival that centred in hampering the exit of the balloon. The men of Abelardo first expected backwards to his opponents, but had the very learnt lesson because it consigns it was presionar up in what it could , doing an extra effort in the kickoffs of door and overwhelming with a lot of men 'biting' to the goalkeeper and to the defence.
After some minutes exchanging arrived without danger, the visitors centred in maturing the party with possession, although soon they carried the first discontent of the crash. Of the Big Hill pitó a rigorous fault of Frenkie of Jong on David López, and in the back kickoff, the defensive lagoons culés did the rest. The one of Sant Cugat remained free of mark and hardly had to comb the balloon to mark.
The goal left noqueados to the ones of Ernesto Valverde, that lost precision and calm during too much time. After a shy answer of Leo Messi to the half turn, the 'pericos' took advantage of well the doubts of his opponent and devoted to manage the advantage. In defence, broke with ease the combinations barcelonistas, although in attack his own limitations prevented that Net had to take part.
The occasions of the Barça accumulated in the five last minutes of the first time, just when the Espanyol hid expecting a decisive counterattack. The arreón initiated it the own Messi in a played of touch that ready it was to finalise, although after moving it to the band and receive the long centre of Sergi Roberto, his head butt hammered went out very centred and did not upset to the concentrated Diego López.
The one who more near was to give back the tables to the marker was Luis Suárez, whose shot finish crashing in the wood. The Uruguayan dribbled in the frontal of the area and launched a punterazo, although it did not tire to insist and at the end found a deserved prize. The '10' also tested it with a free shot and an exchange of passes with Antoine Griezmann, although first it braked him the cancerbero and afterwards the local saga.
The Barça traces back... And it goes back to remain half
The go through changing rooms cleared the ideas of the culés, that in a chamber of hour had given the turn to the electronic. The hosts left more spaces and there was more soltura in the offensive, what allowed that the one of Jump did blood in two almost followed actions. First, it looked for the space and connected with the interior a centre raso of Jordi Alba, to surpass by the short stick to Diego López that touched and could not save.
Afterwards, Suárez showed that it wanted to that this was his night, and assisted to Arturo Vidal in another action of a lot of carats. It broke to a defender with a control oriented and threw a lovely and precise centre with the outside, so that the Chilean, that went in in the halftime substituting to Ivan Rakitic, bent the hands of the guardameta with a head butt in the second stick, just where the charrúa expected that it went in.
Had opportunities the Barça to sentence, but did not convert them and here was the first of his disappointments. Another hanged balloon by the nine connected it Messi very escorado, and after a started of the Argentinian and a subtle and wonderful pass filtered, went the ex of the Liverpool the one who could not define because his zurdazo covered it once again the archer. All this danger went to regret after the expulsion of Frenkie of Jong.
The Dutch is not of which happen of braked, but betrayed him the nerves and the team paid it. It took out the spherical from backwards and Jonathan Calleri won him the position, what carried him to an impulsive agarrón followed of a 'shock'. Already it had a yellow, by what in the minute 75 left ahead of time to the caseta. They comforted him Gerard Hammered and all those that found by the way, but the damage already was irreversible.
Although the Barcelona handled with soltura with one less and even could expand his income, the fault of temper happened them bill. The touch, touch and touch began to turn off with the last arreón of the blanquiazules, that added many effective to the against. Net flew to detain a finish point-blank of Wu Lei, and Diego López taponó the attempt of vaselina of Suárez. The one who had more faith was the Chinese, that repeated attempt taking advantage of a hole in the defence and found the networks with a derechazo crossed. Ones go back to begin in the fight by the leadership, and the others still dream with the longed for salvation.
Technical index card of the party: RCD Espanyol-FC Barcelona 2-2
- RCD Espanyol: Diego López; Javi López, Bernardo, Naldo, Dídac; David López (Iturraspe, min 67), Marc Rock (Vargas, min 62), Víctor Gómez, Darder; Melendo (Wu Lei, min 74) and Calleri.
- FC Barcelona: Net; Sergi Roberto, Hammered, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Rakitic (Arturo Vidal, min 46), Busquets, Of Jong; Messi, Luis Suárez and Griezmann (Semedo, min 80).
- Referee: Of the Big Hill.
- Incidences: corresponding Party to the day 19 of LaLiga Santander 2019-20.
- Goals of the party: 1-0, David López (min 23); 1-1, Luis Suárez (min 50); 1-2, Arturo Vidal (min 59), 2-2, Wu Lei (min 88).