BARÇA, LALIGA WINTER CHAMPION
Pedri points the way to a stuck Barça in Montilivi (0-1)
FC Barcelona did not sign its best performance in Montilivi, but Pedri González found the way to victory with a new goal that leaves the culés the most leaders in LaLiga
The FC Barcelona has not lived his more comfortable afternoon in his visit to the Girona, because the team was very imprecise and, especially, atascado to the hour to add to the attack. The goal of Pedri González was sufficient to carry the derbi Catalan and, besides, top like the champion of winter although it is missing a party. The culés are still in way imparable.
The return of the Barça to Montilivi was very 'hot' from the beginning, by the rivalry to the maximum between the two Catalan teams. Xavi Hernández had bet, of beginning, by an alignment with a lot of rotations but varied of the 'heavy weights' directed by an Ousmane Dembélé that it was leading, further of his game, for having to have abandoned the terrain of game in the equator of the first-half by an injury in the left thigh.
With or without Dembélé, andl Barça showed quite atascado in the first-half and, although it sustained the balloon and put to the Girona in his field along the first part, was not hit in the last pass and generated very little danger of face to the area of a Gazzaniga that was protagonist of the clearest occasion after an error in the exit of the balloon. Ansu Fati Recovered and yielded to Dembélé, but his shot detained it the guardameta Argentinian.
That, another of the '10' with a recovery and finish from the frontal that left high and a finish of Pedri González from inside the area, very soft, that arrived to the gloves of Gazzaniga were the most important occasions of a Barça that, in his first 45', was to half course and, especially, without answers of face to the attack.
Pedri, in way goleador 'top'
In the beginning of the resumption the script did not change too much, especially because the party was very detained in front of the big number of fault of the two teams, typical of the 'hot' that was the meeting. Further of a finish of Raphinha that left above the crossbar, the Barça followed moving the balloon and presionando in rival field, with centres refused by the defence, but without being able to put to work to Gazzaniga.
It did not go until the hour of party that the Barça achieved desatascar the party with a Pedri that, in his split number one hundred with the Barcelona T-shirt, went back to get dressed of goleador to guide by second consecutive day, to the culés. Ansu Fati Had filtered for the arrival of Jordi Alba that centred and topó with the stop of the guardameta of the 'albirrojos', but the balloon remained loose so that the '8' appeared in mouth of goal and pushed the spherical to put the 0-1.
The party went in in state of madness and the Girona could put, five minutes afterwards, the tie in an action cancelled by a very clear offside: Taty Fernández left finished and the balloon remained in the area so that Arnau Martínez finished, but the 'offside' was quite evident. They went back to presionar constantly in the following minutes and caused an intervention providencial of Araújo, that put the head to avoid the finish (a very clear goal) of Stuani after the cession of Villa.
In the last minutes the Girona brushed the tie in two or three occasions, but were very desacertados to the hour to finish and put an end to a toneless party and very cut by the faults and disputes, but that supposes a new hit on the table of the Barça in this League. The ones of Xavi Hernández sign his third 0-1 consecutive (one of venue) and are more leaders that never... Without Robert Lewandowski, besides.
Technical index card of the party: Girona 0-1 FC Barcelona
- Girona FC: Gazzaniga; Arnau, Bernardo, Juanpe, Miguel; Oriol Romeu, Aleix García, Yangel (min. 58, Fernández); Couto (min. 69, Toni Villa), Taty (min. 69, Stuani) and Riquelme.
- FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Koundé, Araujo, Eric, Marcos Alonso (min. 45, Alba); Busquets, Of Jong, Gavi; Dembélé (min. 25, Pedri), Ansu Fati (min. 80, Alejandro Balde) and Raphinha (min. 86, Kessié).
- Referee: Muñiz Ruiz.
- Incidences: corresponding Party to the nineteenth day of LaLiga Santander 2022-2023
- Goals of the party: 0-1, Pedri (min. 60).
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- Next party: Real Betis vs FC Barcelona (J17, LaLiga Santander 2022-2023).