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FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHTS: Coutinho and Messi scored two excellent targets as Barça have a pleasant halftime lead over Girona. Test it out:
HALFTIME, Barcelona 2-Zero Girona: Stable first half from Barça and two excellent targets. Ronald, Coutinho and Messi the standout performers within the first 45.
GOLAZO! Barcelona 2-Zero Girona (Messi 45’): IT’S TWO AND IT’S A BEAUTY! After a move from Coutinho, Messi decides to fireside from distance together with his RIGHT foot and the ball goes in off the publish! What a rocket from Leo!
44min: CHANCE! Messi takes a stunning free-kick that’s destined for the highest nook however Juan Carlos makes a wonderful cease.
40min: CHANCE! Coutinho makes his trademark run from left to proper and fires a robust shot from distance. Good save from Juan Carlos.
38min: Good minutes from Girona, who’ve extra of the ball and are getting their huge gamers concerned. Barça look properly organized with out the ball to this point and Ronald Araujo is utilizing his tempo to make some nice performs on the again.
35min: They’re nonetheless passing.
28min: Barça proceed to have the ball and move it round in enemy territory however are very sluggish in possession, with not sufficient motion to interrupt the protection down.
GOAL! Barcelona 1-Zero Girona (Coutinho 21’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! A ball is recovered excessive up the pitch, Messi makes a GENIUS move to discover a huge open Trincão, and the Portuguese offers Coutinho a tap-in. Very good opening objective.
20min: CHANCE! One other quick nook ends in a low cross from Coutinho and each Messi and Araujo have their photographs blocked only a couple yards away from objective.
17min: Very bodily begin from Barça with a few onerous fouls.
12min: First probability for Girona as Jairo fires a shot from distance. Simple save for Neto.
6min: WOODWORK! A brief nook will get to Coutinho and his shot is deflected and hits the crossbar.
5min: Good attacking transfer with the ball shifting backward and forward, an amazing overlap from Alba however his cutback to Messi is shipped away for a nook.
1min: Barça in a 4-2-3-1 as anticipated, however with a slight change: Messi is the lone striker with Griezmann in behind him as Koeman experiments with the setup.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-Zero Girona: And we’re underway! Mixture of youth and expertise, thrilling crew, stronger opponent, let’s do that!
BARCELONA 1ST HALF
Beginning XI: Neto; Roberto, Piqué, Araujo, Alba; Busquets, De Jong; Trincão, Messi, Coutinho; Griezmann (4-2-3-1)
Bench: Peña (GK), Arnau (GK), Lenglet, Cuenca, Semedo, Firpo, Aleñá, Puig, Pedri, Dembélé, Konrad, Braithwaite
Beginning XI: Carlos; Calavera, Alcalá, Bernardo, Mojica; Gumbau, Kebe; Valery, Jairo, Samu; Adrià (4-2-31)
WELCOME TO THE ESTADI JOHAN CRUYFF!!! The house of Barça B is the positioning of Barcelona’s second preseason pleasant of the Ronald Koeman period in opposition to Girona. Koeman is as soon as once more anticipated to make use of a distinct lineup for every half, mixing up the gamers and giving us an thought of his favourite crew as we inch nearer to Barça’s La Liga debut. This ought to be enjoyable, and also you’re welcome to affix us to observe and remark all of the motion. LET’S LIVE BLOG!
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Date/Time: Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 7pm CET (Barcelona), 6pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 1pm ET, 10am PT (USA), 10.30pm (India)
Venue: Estadi Johan Cruyff, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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