Chronicle of the Real Sociedad-FC Barcelona of Supercopa

TER STEGEN WAS THE BIG LEADING

Barça takes a heart attack 'semis' in the penalty shoot-out

Published:13/01/2021 - 23:41h

Updated:14/01/2021 - 16:35h

The semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup were decided on penalties, with FC Barcelona coming out the winner thanks to a great Ter Stegen. The German saved his team in extra time and stopped two pitches in extra time

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The Real Sociedad went out more enchufada that the FC Barcelona to the semifinals of the Supercopa and warned very soon by mediation of a head butt of Alexander Isak. The finish of the Swedish in the minute three went high, but left clear to the Barcelona that the realistic were not in Córdoba on holiday. The group barcelonista took more than the owed in going in to the party and saw surprised by the high pressure of the donostiarras.

Imanol Bailiff commanded to his very up to presionar and this incomodó a lot to the culés, that without the figure of Leo Messi between lines lost to his best weapon. The drop of the Argentinian, with annoyances and descartado for the crash, noticed at all times and perhaps went up the spirits of a Real without complexes. The Basques, in fact, approached with more danger in the first 20 minutes of meeting and gave more than a fright.

In the 12, Portu received a good balloon inside the area after a loss of the Barça and from a big position forgave to the Barcelona when crossing too much his shot and command it very diverted. Five minutes later, Ousmane Dembélé gave the first warning to the donostiarras with a good played individual that finished with a shot that cleared a defence by the way.

Isak Answered quickly to the opportunity of the French and was near to mark after a good pass of Mikel Oyarzabal that took out Marc-André ter Stegen after going out and cover well his goal. The Real was comfortable and the Barça seemed to suffer, but little by little the Barcelona went finding, beginning by the started of a Dembélé that to fault of Messi was that it commissioned to agitate the coctelera, and of Pedri, that to one or two touch began to give him speed to the ball.

Of Jong marked the 1-0 and gave the 1-1

The culés began to generate more football, to approach more to the area of the Real and to turn into the dominador of the party. The Catalans arrived with some clarity with two approaches of Braithwaite and another of Jordi Alba after one of the a lot of started that did Dembélé. Three warnings that went to precede to the first big occasion of the Barça, that went to finish with the 0-1.

A good manoeuvre of Braithwaite allowed to Griezmann receive in career in the left and the Frenchman put a good centre to the first stick so that Frenkie of Jong, that every time arrives more and better, annotated of head. A so much tremendously important five minutes before the rest that went back to leave clear that this Barça is increasingly effective and every time needs less to do goal. The 'txuri-urdin' wanted to answer quickly, but did not attain it and the culés went with advantage to the rest.

But all the well that did the Barça in the last 25 minutes of the first time went by embroiders it to the little of the beginning of the second part. Frenkie Of Jong touched the ball with the hand in an action with some controversy and the referee did not doubt in signalling maximum penalty. After the review of the VAR, Oyarzabal converted the penalti with mastery and equalised the semifinals. Nevertheless, the Barcelona answered well to the tie and were about to to advance a minute afterwards.

Of Jong went back to surprise again arriving from backwards and after recortar to his pair of spectacular form, remained to centimetres to be able to beat to Remiro. Gorosabel Saved miraculously the opportunity cutting from backwards and causing the fault of the Dutch. Shortly after, Dembélé tested luck after a good driving, but his shot was diverted. After this arrival, the crash went in in a species of 'break' in which it did not happen big thing, further of some punctual arrival by part of both teams.

The semifinals went to the extention

Nevertheless, the Barça saved better his physicist and looked for more put it rival in the final stretch. Pedri topó In the 77 with Remiro in which it went perhaps the most dangerous approach of the Catalans after the opportunity of Of Jong. The duel abocaba to the extention and the feeling was that any of the two groups had arms to avoid it. The Real did a last attempt in a kickoff of corner, but the played finished in at all and in the 91 in referee signalled the end of the party.

Ronald Koeman took out new blood for the start of the extention with Riqui Puig and Miralem Pjanic, but the changes did not attain to change too much the dynamics of the meeting. In fact, Zaldua, that jumped to the field in the Real, was near to mark the 1-2 after a big shot from out of the area that commanded to corner Ter Stegen. Nevertheless, the Barça also was near to take advantage of the spaces that was leaving the Real with a good deed of Dembélé, that was not hit in the final shot and found with Remiro.

The extention was with rhythm, but any of the two teams was achieving to arrive with danger until in hardly a minute both had the occasion to advance in the marker. First it was the Barça, that had it in the boots of Griezmann, that did not attain to surpass to the archer of the Real, and second afterwards was Oyarzabal the one who could mark after a big centre of Januzaj that did not hit to finish when had everything in favour.

Ter Stegen Saved in the extention and in the penaltis

Januzaj, that was liking in the second part of the addition, went back to star the following arrival of the donostiarras after a jugadón in which it left of two. The Belgian finish remaining hand manually with Ter Stegen, that touched the balloon with the foot 'in extremis' avoiding the 2-1 of the realistic. But the extreme had not finish his recital of actions and in the 118 commanded a fault to the stick with an exceptional launching that touched Ter Stegen with a paradón decisive to avoid the defeat.

The meeting went to the batch of penaltis, where the German archer went back to be the big saviour with two paradones perfect in the two first launchings of the Real. Of Jong failed the first of the Barcelona, but Dembélé himself hit and gave advantage to the barcelonistas. The Basques went back to fail by mediation of Willian José, that commanded it to the stick, and Pjanic put two so many of advantage with his target. Merino inaugurated afterwards the marker of the realistic, but Griezmann gave them wings when failing the one who could have him given the triumph to the culés. Januzaj Gave emotion to the batch with his goal, but Riqui Puig had nerves of steel and with his target carried to the Barça to the big final, where already expects to the Real Madrid or to the Athletic Club.

Technical index card of the party: Real Sociedad 1(2)-1(3) FC Barcelona

  • Real Sociedad: Remiro; Gorosabel (Zaldua, min 92), Zubeldia, Him Normand, Monreal; Guevara, Guridi (Barrenetxea, min 81), Merino; Portu (Januzaj, min 103), Isak (Wliian José, min 92) and Oyarzabal.
  • FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Lenglet, Araújo, Jordi Alba; Busquets (Pjanic, min 92), Of Jong; Pedri (Riqui Puig, min 92), Griezmann, Dembélé and Braithwaite (Trincao, min 78).
  • Referee: Munuera Montero.
  • Incidences: corresponding Party to the first semifinal of the Supercopa of Spain 2020-21.
  • Goals of the party: 0-1, Of Jong (min. 39); 1-1, Oyarzabal (min. 51).

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