After the first round of the league, the mood of the players was much better BarcelonaWhich beat Real Sociedad 4: 2 at home with great efficiency. Athletic, in turn, were disappointed, drawing 0-0 outside Elche.
Saturday’s match in San Mamés was completely different in the performance of the players of Marcelino, who attacked the opponent with very intense pressure, through him Barcelona She was often unable to get out. It also caused target positions for the hosts.
However, she had the first 100% chance. BarcelonaNamely Martin Braithwaite, who sent the ball over the bar after an action from Memphis Depay in a perfect position. Later, however, more than games He was Athlete. After a misunderstanding in the defense of the guests, Inaki Williams was unable to defeat Neto, and after a moment a great shot from a few meters from Sanset hit the crossbar of the Catalan goal.
Other attempts by Williams and Vinsidor to score the first goal of the Basques, which put Barcelona in injury time in the first half, also failed. After a permanent fragment of the match, Ronald Araujo hit the net with an amazing turn, but the referee made a controversial decision, which saw a mistake in the attack. Martina Braithwaita.
Athletic finally got their shot after the break after a corner kick when Inigo Martinez hit a superb header.
Barcelona equalized a quarter of an hour before the end of the match, when it performed a great performance for the first time Memphis Depay. The Dutchman got a good pass from depth of field in the counterattack and sent a real surface-to-air missile under the host’s goal beam.
In the end, Depay had another good attitude, but this time he missed it. The meeting ended in a tactical error Erica Garcia Then the Barcelona stopwatch saw the red card and in the final seconds of the match the Catalans had to play in double. However, the result is not changed anymore – Athletic Bilbao tied with FC Barcelona ± 1: 1.
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