Chronicle of the Barcelona-Granada


Messi catapults a correct Barça at the premiere of Setién (1-0)

Published:19/01/2020 - 22:57h

Updated:20/01/2020 - 03:06h

FC Barcelona got the first three points of the 'Quique Setién era' defeating Granada by the minimum, with a goal from Leo Messi. The Culés have much to improve, but they sowed illusion

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The 'effect Quique Setién' already begins to notice in CanBarça . The first party with the Cantabrian technician to the control saldó with a victory against the Granada thanks to a solitary goal of Leo Messi. Although it did evident that there is a lot of work for doing, the première in the bench of the santanderino left clear a will of change and an attempt for recovering this game of position that stuck to the barcelonismo in the past.

From the first minutes of the party, could appreciate significant changes in the game of the FC Barcelona. The pressure on the exit of the balloon of the Granada was more aggressive that the one who came seeing up to now, with the lines further up to treat to recover balloons further up and to force to the rival to rifar balloons. Something that kept to the picture nazarí moved away to generate danger during all the first time.

With balloon, the team culé also changed his form to act. To avoid losses of balloon, the culés played to ensure much more the pass, with triangulations easier and a more patient game, although less vertical that of habit. They saw positive details in the circulation, although in other occasions also was missing rhythm and something of spark.

During the first time, Leo Messi and Ansu Fati were the two footballers culés that were more active. The defence of the Granada kept very orderly and did not facilitate spaces, but the played individual of the Argentinian star by the centre and the careers of the of Guinea Bissau by the right awarded the depth that to the rest of the team was missing him.

In the first time, there was not big occasions for any of the two groups, although it was the Barça the one who rondo the goal nazarí with more assiduity. A shot crossed of Ansu Fati, an attempt of finish of the own extreme to the that did not arrive by centimetres and a shot to the side of the network of Messi were the clearest approaches of the culés in the first time.

Messi decides after a played collective

The second time initiated with the played of attack longer of the Granada, that finish finishing in at all and giving step again to the command of the FC Barcelona. Leo Messi and Ivan Rakitic tried it with shots from far and Arturo Vidal put a good centre that did not finish finding striker.

Happened the hour of game, the Granada commanded the most important warning of the party with a far shot of Eteki that crashed in the stick of the goal of Marc-André ter Stegen. Shortly after, the Barça answered with a powerful shot of Griezmann from the interior of the area that repelled Rui Silva.

In the minute 69, arrived a turning point: the Granada remained with a man less after Germán saw the second yellow cardboard by an entrance on Leo Messi. Act followed, in the middle of a tremenda ovation, Riqui Puig jumped to the terrain of game to be totally decisive in the future of the party.

The canterano applied to perfection the librillo of Setién, presionó aggressively the exit of balloon of the Granada and recovered the balloon in offensive zone to initiate a played that finish in the goal of Leo Messi. A big combination in the frontal of the area finish with a pass of heel of Arturo Vidal that the Argentinian star defined with the right leg and an astounding tranquility.

The party died with a Barça very sober with the balloon. With a footballer more, the high pressure of the culés still was more effective and to the Granada cost him a world go out of his own field. Griezmann, Messi and Carles Pérez had of occasions to expand a marker that no longer moved . Setién Premièred with victory and recovering the leadership.

Technical index card of the party: FC Barcelona-Granada 1-0

  • FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; S. Roberto, Hammered, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Rakitic (Riqui Puig, 71'), Arturo Vidal (Arthur, 83'); Griezmann, Messi and Ansu Fati (Carles Pérez, 79').
  • Granada CF: Rui Silva; Díaz, Germán, Sundays, Foulquier; Gonalons, Eteki (Martínez, 71'), Azeez (Herrera, 56'), Vadillo (Doors, 65'); Darwin Machís and C. Fernández.
  • Referee: Pizarro Gómez.
  • Incidences: corresponding Party to the day 20 of LaLiga Santander 2019-20.
  • Goals of the party: 1-0, Messi (76').

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