Granada vs. Barcelona – Match Report – January 9, 2021
Barcelona (Jordi Blanco, correspondent) – Barcelona reiterated good feelings and added their fourth successive victory outside the Camp Nou, beating Los Carmenes 0-4, to hit the table and announce their return … or so it seems. We’ll have to wait, of course, but when we see his game in Granada, solvent, resolute, serious and without rifts, he can take a chance that Koeman’s team leaves depression behind and knocks on the door of optimism.
Barcelona whose coach gave himself the pleasure of rest Lionel Messi In the final part of the match, after his new offer with two more goals in such a convincing performance from the whole team as in Bilbao. And almost, despite the enormous difference in the final result, with almost a tracked text.
Terrifying start, with an improper pass error from Frenkie de Young Who helped Ter Stegen stop by Puertas before reaching the second minute and rearm the global team for domination. If Williams scores at San Mames and is forced to return, in Los Carmenes, then facing the German goal cleared the way for Barcelona to dispel any remorse and act immediately.
So luck, protest and justice arrived, 0-1 after twelve minutes, in a pass from a knockout Sergio Busquets Who cut the soldier to attend Antoine Griezmann, Whose position was revoked in case of offside due to the involuntary “pass” of the Granada player. The position of the French upon receiving the ball was so shocking that the organization was clear. The target is completely valid.
The goal encouraged Barcelona, who dominated the match without further delay, sending a fierce but inferior Granada to the pace of play that Coman’s team was imprinting. Fast to put together, good at not checking and better at posing, there wasn’t much to discuss.
And less after Griezmann helped Messi to the edge of the area and the captain fired a superb shot for a team Roy SilvaImpossible to achieve and after just over half an hour after the match, the terrifying 0-2 set the Andalusian hopes.
Everything ended up touching the rest, with an error Pedri On the edge of the area and the Captain’s low, narrow, impressive and unstoppable shot. 0-3 and the end of the story.
Once the match was judged, the second half was understood as a sure relief for Barcelona, contemplating the Super Cup, saving energy and more interested in preserving their comfortable victory than destroying the same Granada that defeated them 2-0 last season to become at the beginning of the end of Ernesto Valverde.
However, there was doubt another goal for Barcelona was more likely than an Andalusian goal, and so the score came in 0-4, a double from Griezmann, with a superb pass. Osman Dembele That Antoine got a certified cross shot after match time.
Ruling on a victory note, the fourth in a row away from the Camp Nou, Koeman moved by pieces in search of the remaining cracks. Messi, De Jong, Pedri and Dembele were walking off the lawn and he had even minutes Riqui Puig, The protagonist of a brilliant diagonal pass to Martin Braithwaite As a result, Vallejo was expelled.
Little or nothing Granada can do to avoid the Barcelona storm. Unknown in the memory of that shy, failure and depressed team, Barcelona linked their fourth victory to their flight, on the eighth day without losing, adding 20 of the last 24 points.
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