Barcelona failed to realize the target of victory and had to settle for one point when they met Granada in the continuation of the match week 21 of La Liga which took place at. Estadio Los Carmenes, Sunday (9/1) early morning WIB.
In the match which ended with the score 1-1, Xavi Hernandez’s men took the lead through Luuk de Jong’s goal in the 57th minute, but the victory that was in sight vanished after Antonio Puertas scored a reply in the 89th minute.
The course of the match
Barcelona did not waste time pressing the Granada back line, in the sixth minute, Luuk de Jong managed to break into the host’s goal after using assist Gavi, but goal was disallowed because the player was already in position offside.
The hosts certainly did not remain silent, their first golden opportunity came in the 25th minute, but Darwin Machis’ shot could still be blocked by Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
No goals were created to make the first half ended with the score 0-0.
In the second half. Barcelona, who wanted to immediately open up the advantage, immediately pressed the host’s back line, but a number of experiments they did could always be broken by the back row of Robert Moreno’s squad.
The efforts of Xavi’s men finally paid off in the 57th minute, Luuk de Jong managed to bring his team 1-0 up after converting assist Dani Alves.
The visitors had to play with 10 men after Gavi got a second yellow card in the 80th minute, this was successfully exploited by Robert Moreno’s squad, a victory that was already in sight after Antonio Puertas scored a goal back in the 89th minute. Final score Granada 1-1 Barcelona.
Goalkeepers and Defensive
Marc-Andre ter Stegen (6.5 / 10): made a number of important saves in this match, unfortunately he failed to keep a clean sheet and made Barca fail to take full points after conceding in the 89th minute.
Dani Alves (6.5/10): made his debut and took up the position of right-back, even though he is 38 years old, he still looks solid and becomes an important figure in defense. Carved one assist which was converted by Luuk de Jong.
Eric Garcia (6,5/10): occupies the position of central defender and performed quite well, unfortunately he suffered an injury and had to be withdrawn in the 54th minute.
Gerard Pique (6.5/10): several times broke Granada’s chances, but towards the end of the game he failed to close Puertas’ movement and the player managed to thwart the visitors’ victory.
Jordi Alba (6/10): still the main choice at left back, but his performance in this match tends to be standard.
Nico Gonzalez (7/10): his movement was quite troublesome for Granada’s rearguard, he was also an important figure in midfield.
Sergio Busquets (7/10): also became an important figure in midfield and made Barca control the game.
Gavi (5/10): His movement was very difficult for Robert Moreno’s squad, getting a red card in the 80th minute.
Forward and Subs
Ousmane Dembele (6,5/10): several times had chances to score but still failed.
Luke de Jong (7.5/10) still Xavi’s first choice and managed to ensure the team’s full points in the 58th minute.
Ferran Jutgla (6/10): back into Xavi’s main choice, but his appearance tends to be standard.
Clement Lenglet (6/10): Coming on for the injured Eric Garcia in the 54th minute, the French defender broke several times the hosts’ attacks.
Memphis Depay (5/10): came on in the 61st minute for Luuk de Jong, but he didn’t make much of a contribution for the rest of the game.
Ez Abde (5/10): came on in the 61st minute to replace Ferran Jutgla, the same as Depay, he also could not contribute much in the rest of the game.
Alvaro Sanz (N / A): came on in the 82nd minute for Ousmane Dembele.