Sergio Busquets and Clément Lenglet, defending against the RCD Espanyol

GRAY GAME OF THE BARÇA

The Espanyol had better occasions than Barça in the first half

Published:8/07/2020 - 23:08h

Updated:8/07/2020 - 23:08h

The RCD Espanyol defended with nails and teeth during the first-half in the Camp Nou and, besides, had the clarity of sufficient ideas as to generate danger to the goal of Ter Stegen

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The FC Barcelona did not show, during the first time in front of the RCD Espanyol, the big version with which sank to the Villarreal does some days in the Stadium of the Ceramics. The culés found with a very shut rival backwards, with five defences and a centre of the field populated, and that prevented that the ones of Quique Setién had fluidity when they tried to approach to the area of Diego López.

And no only this. And it is that the 'pericos' took advantage of very well his exits to the contragolpe, upsetting notably to Ter Stegen and remaining ready to drill the Barcelona goal in several occasions. Adrián Embarba had it in the minute 10 of party, with a shot raso and crusader that the guardameta German of the Barcelona attained to divert to corner, in one of his traditional stopped of handball.

The Espanyol began to leave clear that did not come to the Camp Nou in mourning, but to leave the skin to exhaust the possibilities to remain in First attaining a victory in the sanctuary culé. An almost impossible mission according to the experts, but that seemed more near to measure that happened the minutes. The Barcelona had of some dangerous approach but did not concretise the last pass, whereas the blanquiazules yes did it.

The 'pericos' starred a very clear occasion after a confined of Dídac by the left, to fault of few minutes for the term of the first time. Dídac Centred to Embarba, but Lenglet diverted the balloon and little was missing him to enter it in his own door. Ter Stegen Was attentive and repelled the spherical, that finish again in the boots of Dídac after a fast pass of David López.

The carrilero of the Espanyol shot raso and with the interior, and the balloon was taking thread until hitting in the strain of the stick. It went out sacked to kickoff of door and the forwards blanquiazules carried the hands in command, conscious that they finish of desaprovechar an opportunity that could result key of face to the denouement of the commitment.

Few approaches of the FC Barcelona

The FC Barcelona, further of a shot of fault of Messi that it went brushing the crossbar, did not have of too many clear opportunities for desestabilizar the electronic. The depth and verticality that found the Barça in Villarreal shined by his absence in front of the Espanyol this Wednesday. At least, like this it went during the first 45 minutes of game in the Camp Nou.

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