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Ter Stegen, Gavi, Ferran... Barça's 1x1 in the surprise loss against Almería

Published:26/02/2023 - 21:34h

Updated:27/02/2023 - 02:48h

FC Barcelona completed its worst game of the season in LaLiga at the Juegos del Mediterráneo Stadium. The defeat against Almería left very low marks in the culé team after the 'stick' in the Europa League

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The visit to the Stadium of the Games of the Mediterranean consummated the bad moment of the FC Barcelona after the hard elimination of the Europe League in front of the Manchester United. The ones of Xavi Hernández added his second defeat in LaLiga in front of the Almería (1-0) in a grey party in all his lines where only added a finish to the arch in 90 minutes, leaving a just worrisome image before the first of the three Classical in front of the Real Madrid.

Luckily, the 'merengues' had punctured the house the Saturday in the derbi Madrilenian (1-1), with which only discounted a point in the fight by the leadership. Neither Ter Stegen neither Ferran Torres, figures the past week in front of the Cádiz, had a good night the Sunday and the Barça completed his worst party of the season in the tournament, leaving three points that seemed insurances in front of the bad moment of the ones of 'Rubi'.

Ter Stegen

For the first time in the season, the German did not attain to answer when the Almería arrived with danger to his door in the beginning of the party. The '1' remained nailed under sticks when Bilal Touré defined with a powerful finish to put the only so much of the party. In the discount, this yes, avoided the 2-0 with a big reaction in the hand manually in front of Embarba.

Sergi Roberto

It returned to the right side and saw surpassed in several opportunities during the first part. Sergi neither had depth to associate with Ferran and was replaced by Pablo Tower before the last chamber of hour, in an attempt of Xavi for looking for the tie. Again, the one of Reus gives the reason to those who doubt on his continuity, which gives by done.

Eric García

Xavi rewarded him with the titularity after his ben split in front of the Cádiz, but in Almería the ex head office of the Manchester City went back to leave a lot of doubts, especially in the personal mark. In the played of the goal of Bilal Touré was very soft to presionar to the Colombian Luis Suárez, facilitating the habilitation of the 'cafetero' to his mate maliense. In the minute 67, Ronald Araújo ingresó in his place.

Andreas Christensen

The Danish neither had a good night, since Bilal Touré won him the back with relative ease in the played of the goal, which produced by a chain of errors of the Barça. In the second part saw safer, especially after the entry of Araújo. Again, it played 90 minutes without receiving cautions, a constant in his performance.

Jordi Alba

Alba returned to the XI after two suplencias consecutive and was the one who more tried it in the first part, desbordando constantly by left to try generate danger. However, it did not attain to connect with Gavi and left a lot of spaces backwards, left his place in the field to Marcos Alonso in the minute 67.

Sergio Busquets

The captain neither was 'fine' in front of the Almería. Warm in the mark in the played of the goal of the venues, 'Busi' saw by moments exhausted and Xavi demanded him greater intensity sometime of the party. Still like this it put a good balloon to Robert Lewandowski in the first part and was hit, as of habit, in the passes. It played 76 minutes, until the technician egarense put to the canterano Ángel Alarcón in his place.

Frenkie Of Jong

The Dutch was one of the more strangers of the first part, inoperable with the balloon in the feet and far of the intensity that required a party of so much pressure like which posed the Almería. In spite of being far of his best version, Xavi left him the 90 minutes and went of less tomore , contributing intensity and clarity in a final stretch in where they were missing ideas and game to attain the tie.

Franck Kessié

The marfileño was the sacrificed after a first horrible part of the Barça. To the equal that in Old Trafford, Franck occupied the position of Pedri, but saw him lost when the team tried to break the resistance of the block of five defenders with some pass filtered. Xavi bet by Raphinha after the rest, with which the mediocentro remained in the bench in the complement.


As of habit, was the one who lived the party with greater intensity of the Barça. A catchword by a no conceded side cost him the yellow, the fifth in the tournament, with which will lose the next party in front of Valencia. In attack, Gavi was the one who more tried it by left, without a lot of fortune to fault of a partner that equalised his insistence.

Ferran Torres

The one of Foios also went of less to more and finish being the best in a night for the forget of the culés. Desbordó All the second part by right and threw a lot of centres that well could finish in the tie blaugrana with Raphinha and Araújo like protagonists. This yes, to Ferrran cost him associate with a Lewandowski isolated.


The '9' is still in a pothole that begins to concern seriously. It cost him go in in heat in the first part and participated very little in the complement, drowned by a sticky mark of Rodrigo Ely and Srdan Babic during the 90 minutes. At the end, it finish frustrated and with a pair of head butts diverted in the final stretch like only contribution in all the party.


The Brazilian ingresó in the halftime with the mission to change him the face to the Barça, but further of his attitude contributed really little to the unknown attack culé the Sunday. His aggressiveness deserved him a yellow that leaves him to the edge of the sanction, but little more for the one of Carry Cheerful.

Ronald Araújo

It was the best of the acting ingresados in front of the Almería. The central was almost a forward more, playing as I free to try hunt some centre in the area. Had a very clear on the end, but his finish of head left brushing the stick. Thanks to his rises enjoyed of the only options of danger for a Barça that grieve had a finish to door in 95 minutes.

Ángel Alarcón

The canterano was the only able to finish to the arch of Fernando Martínez in all the party. It was in the minute 81, when the forward combined with Pablo Tower to take out a finish by low that the local goalkeeper controlled without problems. In the 15 minutes that played, showed that it can be an alternative for the final stretch of the season.

Pablo Tower

The mediocentro had 15 minutes to try resolve a totally broken party for the Barça. Although it did not touch a lot of balloons, was the one who better ideas contributed in the final stretch, hanging balloons to the area that carried danger to the contrary arch. It gives the feeling that if Xavi gave him more minutes could contribute much more, especially in front of the absence of Pedri.

Marcos Alonso

The defender replaced to Jordi Alba and only participated in a pair of defensive actions to avoid greater evils deep down culé. In front of the Almería returned to the left side, his natural position, after several parties in which it has exerted like second head office.

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