Robert Lewandowski yFranck Kessié en el Barça vs Elche


Xavi 'punished' the intensity of a Kessié who didn't have his afternoon

Published:17/09/2022 - 19:12h

Updated:17/09/2022 - 19:12h

Franck Kessié was one of the protagonists of the first part of the FC Barcelona-Elche. The former AC Milan player was not successful and was almost expelled for a double yellow card. Xavi Hernández replaced him at the break

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The FC Barcelona won with solvency in front of an Elche that has sunk in the classification of LaLiga. The group trained by Francisco wanted to plant face in his visit to the Spotify Camp Nou, but remained in the attempt very soon. The culés, on the other hand, showed his more reliable version and convincente, but almost carry a big fright in the first-half.

Xavi Hernández opted by the rotations in several positions. In the medullary, trusted Frenkie of Jong like defensive pivote so that it rested Sergio Busquets, whereas it also decided to leave in the bench to Gavi so that Franck Kessié added a new headline. The costamarfileño did not have his best afternoon with the Barça and was very near to be expelled.

Only it played 45 minutes and the decision of the trainer egarense to substitute him was more than comprehensible. Kessié Was desarcetado, arriving late and committing lacking unnecessary. In fact, it saw very soon the yellow cardboard. To the five minutes committed a fault on Lucas Boyé with a hit in the face and went the first warning to the Barcelona midfield player.

Boyé Finish sangrando by the nose to consequence of the hit of Kessié and was attended first in the terrain of game, but finish leaving to the band after two minutes so that it restarted the party. In the 18', the players of the Elche (that they already were with ten, by the expulsion of Verdú in the 14'), demanded the second yellow for the ex of the AC Milan.

It went back to give a hit in the face to a footballer franjiverde, but the referee had signalled a previous fault of Eric García. Ten minutes afterwards, arrived the third. The conjoint visitor recriminó the expulsion of the born footballer in Ivory Coast by a hit to John inside the area ilicitana, also in the face. The referee him 'forgave' and showed the yellow to Bigas for protesting.

Xavi punished to Kessié

In the Barça understood that Franck Kessié, with yellow from the five minutes, was playing with fire and could burn anytime. Xavi Hernández decided to replace him by Gavi after the resumption of the second part. The footballer, in any case, there was not state hit in the crash and did not influence a lot in the game of the culés, as yes they had done it Frenkie of Jong or Pedri González from the centre of the field.

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