BAD PERFORMANCE IN MESTALLA
Ter Stegen could not save Setién's Barça of its first defeat (2-0)
Published:25/01/2020 - 18:08h
Updated:25/01/2020 - 18:26h
Quique Setién's Barça got his first defeat on Saturday, and sank without solutions against an insistent Valencia. The catalans failed in defense and attack and an extraordinary Ter Stegen could not save them
The FC Barcelona showed this Saturday that keeps on being the same without Ernesto Valverde, and fit the first defeat of the era Quique Setién. In Mestalla, the Catalans did not clear neither in defence neither in attack, and Valencia went through them on in spite of another extraordinary performance of Marc-André ter Stegen. Although the ex of the Borussia held the tie to the rest, after the go through changing rooms Maxi Gómez marked with a shot that touched in Jordi Alba and shortly after materialised a doublet deserved. The leadership of LaLiga is to shot for the Real Madrid.
The meeting started as always lately, and both groups did not move away too much of the guion planned. The ones of house kept hid and with the together lines, but tightened the exit of balloon from the defence to treat of 'fish' some interesting opportunity. The visitors looked for to minimise the losses, although they did not take in carrying the first discontent of the clash.
Hardly they had fulfilled ten minutes when a failure in chain caused a penalti of Gerard Hammered on José Luis Gayà. Sergio Busquets did not cover the hole in the medullary and his mates did not collaborate. To Sergi Roberto was missing him be better placed, Ansu Fati was not neither persistent neither conclusive and the side put until the kitchen, where appeared the central very happened for arrollarle when it went to shoot. An indisputable fault, although luckily here was Ter Stegen. The German guessed the intention of Maxi Gómez and saved the equality in the marker.
After the fright, the culés lost something of fluidity, what took advantage of the 'che' to advance lines. Every time they showed with more frequency to the area barcelonista, and to the guardameta touched him go back to take part for desactivar the danger. The occasion, that sufficient to cause another sobresalto, was fault of the fellow fire, because a bad clear of the own Hammered could cost very expensive. The germano detained it on the line.
A pair of free shots of Leo Messi were the scarce bajage offensive of the Barcelona, lost without reference neither intensity. The one who went to say that the most decisive drop in what it goes of course would be the one of Luis Suárez, that has left to his team ton blunt like plane. Pass, pass and pass do not serve for nothing if any forward gives depth or incomoda to the rival defences, that have sufficient with manterse orderly.
And if the Barcelonan held the 0-0 to the rest was because Ter Stegen is the best goalkeeper of the world and braked a rain of shots that loomed with drilling his networks. The latigazo of Maxi Goméz refused it the one of Mönchengladbach to the wood, and in the prolongation of the played had time to launch like a cat and clear the zurdazo bitten of Kevin Gameiro. Shortly after, Francis Coquelin tried it from the distance, and again stopped in two times.
Valencia tightens and descose to a bad Barça
The resumption started with one of cal and another of sand, since after a good occasion of Ansu Fati, Maxi Gómez forced the 1-0. The go through changing rooms seemed to seat well to the Barça during some seconds, those that lasted a wall between the one of Guinea Bissau, drowned in right band, and Messi, that the youngster sent near of the stick. Afterwards, the Uruguayan launched a kick that Gayà recovered in the background line, before centring and find again to the tip. His second charged certified an advantage deserved, although it touched in Jordi Alba and avoided the possible reaction of Ter Stegen.
After some minutes noqueados and to favour of Valencia, the Barcelona gave an expected step at the front. It answered immediately Frenkie of Jong with a shot bitten that desactivó the saga before it arrived to the guardameta, but the problem of always repeated . The men of Quique Setién insisted but the majority of arrivals with danger finish without finish, an essential requirement to the hour to look for the target.
Messi gave hopes by moments to the parish barcelonista, but his fault of puntería and Jaume gave wings to the blanquinegros. The zurdazo crusader of the Argentinian went licking the first stick, and little later a 'picadita' left high by scarce centimetres. The one of Rosario looked for power in another launching of fault, but the Valencian did not want to líos and removed the spherical of on with a clear.
The 'bats' resisted to base of conviction and responsibility, and with hardly a pair of passes undressed to the Catalans. No only it failed the attack because also flojeaba the defence, what ended in an assistance of Ferran Torres that left only once again to Maxi. The New Paysandú did not put nervous, and while Sergi Roberto and Ansu Fati went back to arrive afternoon to the repliegue, controlled with the right and beat to a sold Ter Stegen with a derechazo raso.
Valencia could do blood, but neither attained to expand his advantage neither the Barça achieved recortar distances. To Gabriel Paulista cancelled him a goal in an action with esperpento referee's, since the VAR confirmed the fault to Sergio Busquets but the 'che' launched again the corner. Leo Messi tried until the last instant break the drought of his, but Jaume went back to do strong and the feelings are worrisome. First defeat of Setién, step backwards in LaLiga and the conclusion is that the change of trainer has not improved to the team.
Technical index card of the party: Valencia-FC Barcelona 2-0
- Valencia CF: Jaume; Wass, Garay, Paulista, Gayà; Ferran Torres, Coquelin, Kondogbia, Carlos Soler (Nephew, min 90); Gameiro (Rodrigo, min 59) and Maxi Gómez (Jaume Coast, min 80).
- FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Hammered, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Of Jong (Rakitic, min 85), Busquets, Arthur (Arturo Vidal, min 56); Messi, Griezmann and Ansu Fati (Hill, min 85).
- Referee: Gil Manzano.
- Incidences: corresponding Party to the day 21 of LaLiga Santander 2019-20.
- Goals of the party: 1-0, Maxi Gómez (min 48); 2-0, Maxi Gómez (min 77).