To THE CULÉS WAS MISSING HIM SPARK
The Athletic punishes Barça in extra time (2-3) and wins Spain Supercopa
Published:17/01/2021 - 23:33h
Updated:18/01/2021 - 02:19h
The Athletic of Bilbao surpassed in extra time to the FC Barcelona in the final of the Supercopa of Spain, with goals of García, Villalibre and Williams, in front of the doublet of Griezmann
To the FC Barcelona escaped him the Supercopa of Spain. The defensive errors, fault of concentration and difficulty to find him the rhythm of the party in front of the Athletic in The Cartuja happened bill for the culés, those who contested big part of the first-half shut in his own field and with a lot of problems to surpass the centre of the field, in front of a very high pressure of the 'lions' that neutralised completely to the Barcelona forwards in the first minutes.
Both teams played in the wide zone and without creating danger. The first approach of the Barça to the goal defended by Unai Simón arrived to the 25 minutes, after Lionel Messi put a balloon to the area for the finish of Ronald Araújo, that did not arrive for cabecear and the guardameta rojiblanco did with the spherical without problems. Shortly after, the ones of Marcelino had his first opportunity, much clearer that the one of the Barcelona. Ander Layer shot to door, from inside the area girl, and Ter Stegen commanded the balloon to the corner.
Ousmane Dembélé, that was being the only able player to create danger, had his occasion after the first half hour of party, after having rid of Balenziaga by the band, with included dribbling, but no atinó well to centre and Unai Simón did not have problems to recover the balloon. From the 40 minutes, the party suffered a change of 180 degrees and went back more thrilling of what estba being. After a big pass of Lionel Messi for the rise of Jordi Alba, the side culé centred so that 'The Flea' finished, but the defence rojiblanca blocked, appearing Antoine Griezmannn for concectar a powerful shot and première the marker.
The joy did not last a lot for the culés and the fault of concentration happened bill, once again, to the Barça. 30 seconds after the so much of 'The Principito', Of Marcos anticipated to Jordi Alba after a sending of Iñaki Williams and surpassed to Ter Stegen without difficulties to equalise the marker in LaCartuja. It was a vase of cold water for the ones of Ronald Koeman before the rest.
To the Barça surpassed it in the extention
In the second act, the Barça pushed more, but did not generate a lot of concrete actions near of the area of Unai Simón. Leo Messi, again, had a clear in the 52 after kicking a fault so that the barrier of the Athletic opened the just so that the balloon enfilara to the goal, but finished brushing the stick with Unai already beaten. The reaction of the Athletic was immediate and Raúl García marked the 1-2, but was cancelled by the VAR. After a centre to the area of Iker Muniain, the forward of Pamplona beat to Ter Stegen, but from the videoarbitraje confirmed that García was in position irreglamentaria and the so much did not finish going up to the electronic.
The ones of Koeman did with the balloon, but Unai Simón did not have big interventions neither worries. After the first fifteen minutes of the second time, noticed that Messi stepped backwards and the culés went back more horizontal, losing spark in the attack. In the 66, Williams had a very clear opportunity for the 'lions' after a bad clear of Araújo. The refuse fell him to the forward rojiblanco and finished, but did not see goal.
The party passed with the culés adueñados of the spherical, trying break the defensive line of the Athletic, but with a lot of difficulties for incomodar to Simón, until Antoine Griezmann dressed of hero to advance to his team again in the marker. A failure of Iñigo Martínez, that threw badly the offside, enabled to Jordi Alba only in the left band, that put a pass of death that the ariete French of the Barça only had to push to sign the 2-1.
The pressure of the culés did not cease, but the Athletic went back to surprise and empató the marker second before it fulfilled the statutory time. After a balloon to the area of Iker Muniain, appeared Asier Villalibre like a bullet to finish and cause the extention, marking his first so much of the season with the 'lions'.
Messi aggravated the nightmare
Already in the extra time began the nightmare of the culés, after the golazo that marked Iñaki Williams by the square, adjusted. The forward rojiblanco defined with strength, commanding it with thread. Curiously, it was the fifth goal of Williams to the culés, certifying that it is one of his favourite rivals. The chamber of the Athletic could fall. Núñez did not hunt of miracle the spherical inside the area. The Barça suffered horrors to defend and the ones of Marcelino took advantage of. In the second part of the extention, Antoine Griezmann had the tie in his boots, but was missing him spark, as to all his team after 111 minutes of party. The French hanged a balloon to the area and commanded it to the nuebes, as his penal in front of the Real Sociedad...
The nightmare for the Barça did not finish and shortly before the pitazo final, Lionel Messi, totally annoying and frustrated by the result and, especially, by the image that was showing his team that, far to try empatar, devoted to brake the approaches of the Bilbao. 'The Flea' assaulted to Villalibre and after a review of the VAR, Gil Manzano commanded to the street to the Argentinian with red direct. The more unexpected and disappointing end for a party in which the culés left to escape the first title of the season.
Technical index card of the party: FC Barcelona 2-3 Athletic Club
- FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Dest (min.45, Mingueza), Lenglet (min. 106, Trincao), Araújo, Jordi Alba; Busquets (min. 97, Riqui Puig), Of Jong, Pedri (min. 88, Pjanic); Messi, Griezmann and Dembélé (min. 88, Pjanic).
- Athletic Club: Unai Simón; Layer (min. 81, Berenguer), Yeray, Í. Martínez (min. 94, Nuñez), Balenziaga; Of Marcos, Dani García, Victorious, Muniain; I. Williams (min. 106, Morcillo) and Raúl García (min. 81, Vesga).
- Referee: Gil Manzano.
- Incidences: corresponding Party to the final of the Supercopa of Spain 2021.
- Goals of the party: 1-0, Antoine Griezmann (min. 40), 1-1 Óscar Of Marcos (min. 42), 2-1, Antoine Griezmann (min. 77), 2-2, Asier Villalibre (min. 89), 2-3, Iñaki Williams (min. 94).