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Inadmissible! This is how Getafe cut the effective playing time against Barça

Published:14/08/2023 - 14:32h

Updated:14/08/2023 - 18:35h

FC Barcelona began their journey to retain their title in the EA Sports League with a 'bitter' draw against Getafe. The match was marked by the short effective playing time, the constant provocations and the excessively rude physical shock, given the permissiveness of the referee

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The FC Barcelona began the season with a controversial tie to zero against the Getafe in the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. In the last times, the combined 'azulón' has been a difficult rival for the Barça in his feudo. In fact, with this parity, the culés hilan four consecutive meetings without achieving the victory in condition of visitor in front of the 'Geta', a rival that is used to 'atascarse' thanks to his style of aggressive game and provocador.

The clash of yesterday was marked by the permissiveness of the referee Cesar Soto Grado, what allowed him to the cast of José Bordalás deploy his defensive game 'rácano', but effective with total impunity. From this excess of physical rigour, the party was constantly interrupted, to the point that of the 116 minutes that lasted the duel, more than the half of the time, that is to say, 60,43 minutes, the balloon was not at stake.

The Getafe played 'to the his' in front of the Barça

This is comprehensible if they observe the statistics, since the Getafe had only 25% of possession and grieve five finish to the arch. They opted by an extremely physical game, committing more than 20 faults and receiving six yellow cards and an expulsion.

This shows clearly the inefficiency of the system of time added. Xavi already has spoken in the past on the need to implement a new system based in the effective time of game, and has described the times added like "a shame". This party could be a clear example of this, since of the 15,25 minutes of time added, only played 5,25, losing more than 10 minutes.

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