A header from the Uruguayan center-back within the ninetieth minute permits the Catalans to equalize towards a Granada locked behind (1-1).
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Ronald Koeman He said on the eve of the match that he was not afraid of the longer term. It could not be true. Nobody is unscathed from worry. When uncertainty lurks, worry is there to take you by the hand wherever it’s. Generally it grabs you so laborious that it drags you right into a bottomless pit. Others, and in soccer it additionally occurs, it makes you see that maybe all will not be misplaced. That there are different methods, though these could make your eyes bleed. Barcelona drew towards Granada within the ninetieth minute after surrendering with out embarrassment to the pitch. The ultimate chapter was each grotesque and thrilling. With Gerard piqu performing as a battering ram subsequent to Luuk de Jong, metaphor of the decrepitude of this time. However, above all, with Ronald araujo turn out to be a superhero. The Uruguayan’s self-love and his redemptive head saved, at the least for now, Koeman.
He had his what. At halftime, with the stands on the verge of a nervous breakdown once they noticed how Barcelona, unhinged, went to the locker room from behind on the scoreboard, the megaphone started to thunder Boys do not cry by The Remedy. They have to be kidding. How to not cry?
As a result of Granada, who haven’t gained a single sport this season, solely needed to get up on the Camp Nou scoring within the second minute of play. The defensive lack of consideration was blushing. Sergio Busquets I simply nervous with the take a look at Sergio Escudero, with a pink carpet unfold out earlier than him. He went to the middle with all of the parsimony on the planet Sundays Duarte. AND Frenkie de Jong, which was his marker, was engulfed in nothingness whereas his rival headed for purpose. Simply when the Dutch midfielder is most anticipated to exert the stage management for which he was employed, his fortunes go the opposite method. Though the incoherence of Koeman’s Bara helps this.
This has nothing to do with the drawings. Nor with the making of a lineup stuffed with youngsters. Alexander Bald, 17, held the left again till he was injured and was changed by scar Mingueza; the austrian Yusuf demir, 18, was a false right-handed winger; and Gavi, a 17-year-old midfielder, performed the final hour after it grew to become clear that nothing has modified within the inconsequential Philippe Coutinho.
Locked within the space
Barcelona’s massive drawback lies within the absence of a plan. Improvisation is the norm. Neither benefits are acquired with the ball nor are the areas within the static assault, neither is there an imbalance regardless of how laborious they struggle Sergio Dest within the band or Memphis Depay between a swarm of legs. In entrance of that Granada of Robert Moreno locked in his space from the second he took the primary purpose, there was no different method than to hold balls with out rhyme or motive.
So, till Luuk de Jong appeared Sergi Roberto within the second act, who ought to act as ram was a central. You understand, Ronald Araujo. A formidable shot by the Uruguayan after one of many a number of facilities within the Memphis space led to one of many League’s saves. The 22-year-old Portuguese flight to his proper Luis Maximiamo It was a kind of that stay etched on the retina for a very long time.
Robert Moreno appeared to not thoughts elevating an everlasting match in entrance of his space. Have already got some towards, just like the one Jorge Molina, at 39, was about to reap the benefits of an advance of Darwin Machs.
No management or borders
A lot couldn’t change issues within the second half. Araujo continued searching all of the balls he might within the space. And Luuk de Jong, whom the president Joan Laporta evaluate with Julio Salinas, He was in a position to get right down to enterprise. Ten minutes from the top, and a few meters from the goalkeeper, he put his head so unhealthy that the ball went up, and never the place it ought to.
The middle of the sphere by no means mattered. Sergi Roberto, this time inside, got here to complete off the crossbar within the first half. However it was erased to make room for the Dutch stem. Frenkie de Jong ran from prime to backside, however with out management or borders. Whereas Busquets was utterly alone in that place the place Barcelona realized to be nice. Now it is only a halt.
Koeman pardoned Riqui Puig. He put Piqu as a middle ahead. However those that introduced Bara out of his distress have been Gavi, within the heart, and Araujo, a blessing for a staff that lives in agony.