The Blaugranas surpassed the Rojillos by the slightest difference in the match they played on date 33 of the Spain – LaLiga Santander 2022-2023 tournament. The local scored the only goal of the match 40 minutes into the second half, through Jordi Alba. Frenkie de Jong handled the ball with a cross and the defender defined with a strong shot from the big area.
27 minutes into the first half, striker Raphinha’s shot hit the post of the rival goal and Barcelona was left wanting to celebrate.
Barcelona dominated the match with 75% possession and a total of 22 shots, including 9 on the rival goal, 1 on the post and 11 outside.
The figure of the match was Jordi Alba. The Barcelona defender was important for converting 1 goal.
Ansu Fati was another of the outstanding players. The Barcelona striker showed his best level, shooting 7 times at the opposite goal and hitting 30 correct passes.
At minute 1 of the first stage, the defender Alejandro Balde raised the public with a pipe to Chimy Ávila.
Several offenses in the middle of the field forced to cut the rhythm of the game. There was only one card, in the 26th minute of the first half Jorge Herrando received a direct red card and was sent off from the game.
The Barcelona strategist, Xavier Hernández Creus, stopped the starting eleven with a 4-3-3 formation with Marc-André Ter Stegen in goal; Jules Koundé, Ronald Araújo, Andreas Christensen and Alejandro Balde on the defensive line; Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets and Pedri in the middle; and Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski and Gavi in attack.
For their part, those chosen by Jagoba Arrasate came onto the playing field with a 4-3-3 scheme with Aitor Fernández under the three sticks; Diego Moreno, Unai García, Jorge Herrando and Manu Sánchez in defense; Aimar Oroz, Lucas Torró and Pablo Ibáñez in midfield; and Iker Benito, Rubén García and Chimy Ávila up front.
Javier Iglesias Villanueva was appointed as the main referee for the match at the Camp Nou stadium.
On the following day, the Blaugranas will face off against Espanyol and the Rojillos will play the home game against Almería.
With this result, the host accumulates 82 points throughout the tournament and occupies the top of the table. For its part, the visit adds 44 units and is located in ninth place.
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