Report of the FC Barcelona-Chelsea of the Rakuten Cup


Defeat of Barça in the debut of Griezmann and De Jong (1-2)

Published:23/07/2019 - 14:30h

Updated:23/07/2019 - 14:43h

FC Barcelona debuted against Chelsea in the preseason with a 1-2 defeat. Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong debuted and Riqui Puig shined among the youth players. Abraham and Barkley scored for the 'blues'

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The FC Barcelona debuted in front of Chelsea in Tokyo in this pre-season with one an eleven full of novelties and with the presence of Antoine Griezmann. The French enfundó in front of the English the elastic Barcelona for the first time in a party, but did it without too much luck. Also it debuted in the second half Frenkie of Jong, that could not do at all to avoid the defeat by 1-2 with so many of Abraham and Barkley. Rakitic Marked a golazo for maquillar the result in the discount of the second part.

Chelsea went out to bite from the first minute and the Barça had to answer to this pressure with his classical game of touch and possession. Riqui Puig was the best of the barcelonistas in the first compasses of the crash and left several detallazos of a lot of quality. The canterano was to title in the half beside Sergi Roberto and Sergio Busquets and took advantage of very well his minutes. Ousmane Dembélé Also showed very active, but was too imprecise.

Griezmann Did not touch too balloon in his first minutes like blaugrana and no saw him too comfortable between the central of Chelsea. The French played like only reference up and did not enjoy of too many opportunities for lucirse. Besides, it gave the fright of the first-half when receiving a very hard entrance of Jorginho by which had to go in the medical assistances. The hit did not go to more and the ex rojiblanco could be still in the field.

The Barça touched, but Chelsea also and besides did it with more danger that the culés. After several dangerous approaches, the londinenses confirmed his good feelings with the goal of Abraham. Busquets failed in the delivery from backwards and the rebound arrived him to the forward, that in the one against one defined wonderfully in front of Ter Stegen. One-two perfect in front of the germano to advance to Chelsea in the party in the minute 34.

Dembélé Could empatar before the rest in a good played personal, but his shot was tame to the hands of Kepa Arrizabalaga. But the 'blues' also had the option to sentence before the go through the changing rooms by mediation of Pulisic. The American extreme was a quebradero of head for the Barcelona defence and in one of his incursions remained only with Ter Stegen and finished commanding the balloon went by very little.

Changes to the rest and debut of Of Jong

Ernesto Valverde changed to the eleven footballers that went out in the first part and took out an eleven entirely new. With this team, the culés did more damage and arrived in crowd of occasions with danger to the goal of Kepa. Rafinha, that played of 'false 9', went one of the most participatory players of the Barça. Also they stood out Aleñá or Carles Pérez, that had opportunities to beat to the put Spanish.

It debuted Frenkie of Jong, that went out of mediocentro defensive by Sergio Busquets. The Dutch played with tranquility and showed that it is qualified to be very important in this Barcelona. The Barça was better that Chelsea in the second time and had arrived for empatar, but went of more to less and at the end the londinenses finished sentencing.

Barkley, that went out in the second time, annotated the 0-2 with a good zurdazo from the frontal. The meeting was already dying when Ivan Rakitic decided to annotate the golazo of the crash with a derechazo to the incredible square from out of the area. The target arrived in the discount and the culés could not trace back in his debut in the Rakuten Cup.

Technical index card of the party: FC Barcelona-Chelsea 1-2

  • FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen (Net, min 45), Oriol Busquets (Semedo, min 45), Hammered (Todibo, min 45), Umtiti (Lenglet, min 45), Alba (Guillem, min 45); Busquets (Of Jong, min 45), Puig (Aleñá, min 45), Roberto (Rakitic, min 45); Hill (Carles Pérez, min 45), Griezmann (Rafinha, min 45) and Dembélé (Malcom, min 45).
  • Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta (Zappacosta, min 70), Christensen (Tomori, min 45), David Luiz (Zouma, min 45), Emerson (Marcos Alonso, min 45), Jorginho (Drinkwater, min 70), Kovacic (Bakayoko, min 70), Pedro (Batshuayi, min 70), Mount (Kennedy, min 60), Pulisic (Barkley, min 60) and Abraham (Giroud, min 60).
  • Incidences: corresponding Party to the Rakuten Cup (Pre-season 2019).
  • Goals of the party: 0-1, Abraham (min 34); 0-2, Barkley (min 80), 1-2, Rakitic (91).

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