BARCELONA. FC Barcelona was ultimately too much to handle for Elche with the goal of R. Lewandowski was the key of the match after he scored in the 34th and 48th minute. R. Lewandowski (34′), M. Depay (41′) and R. Lewandowski (48′). FC Barcelona was vastly superior ball possession (77%) was among the key factors of its victory.
Also, Elche had 2 players sent off: G. Verdu (14′ for a red card) and F. Rodriguez (45′ for a red card).
The match was played at the Spotify Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on Saturday and it started at 4:15 pm local time. The referee was Alejandro Muñíz Ruiz who had the assistance of Ignacio Alonso López and Fabián Blanco Rodríguez. The 4th official was Daniel Pastoriza Iglesias. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 23.6 degrees Celsius or 74.41 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 69%.
FC Barcelona was in firm control of the ball 77% while Elche was struggling with a 23% ball possession.
FC Barcelona was more aggressive with 126 dangerous attacks and 26 shots of which 10 were on target. Which is one of the reasons FC Barcelona won the contest.
FC Barcelona shot 26 times, 10 on target, 16 off target. On the other side, Elche shot 1 times, 1 on target, 0 off target.
FC Barcelona received 2 yellow cards (F. Kessie and F. Torres). On the opposite side, Elche received 2 yellow cards (P. Bigas and N. Mercau).
Also, Elche didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after
After this contest, FC Barcelona will have 13 points to stay in the 2nd place. On the opposite side, Elche will stay with 1 points to stay in the 20th place.
Pedri (Goal Disallowed)
Elche will play away against Rayo Vallecano on the 3rd of October with a 4-3 head to head in favor of Elche (0 draws).
FC Barcelona: Formation and Lineups
FC Barcelona started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Xavier Hernández Creus chose to play with the following team: Marc-André ter Stegen , Jules Koundé , Ronald Araújo , Eric García , Alejandro Balde , Franck Kessié , Frenkie de Jong , Pedri , Ousmane Dembélé , Robert Lewandowski and Memphis Depay .
FC Barcelona made 5 changes: F. Kessie for Gavi (46′), M. Depay for A. Fati (59′), E. Garcia for H. Bellerin (59′), O. Dembele for Raphinha (60′) and R. Lewandowski for F. Torres (72′).
Top player: Robert Lewandowski
Probably the most impressive player in FC Barcelona was Robert Lewandowski.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 27 passes (74% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 4.
Elche: Formation and Lineups
Elche started with a 5-4-1 line-up (5-4-1).
On the other side, Francisco Javier Rodríguez Vílchez played with: Édgar Badía , Helibelton Palacios , John Donald , Gonzalo Verdú , Pedro Bigas , Carlos Clerc , Tete Morente , Raúl Guti , Gerard Gumbau , Fidel and Lucas Boyé .
Elche made 5 changes: R. Guti for N. Mercau (53′), Fidel for D. Quina (53′), Tete Morente for E. Ponce (68′), L. Boye for Josan (68′) and P. Bigas for D. Gonzalez (78′).
Best player: Édgar Badía
The player that probably impressed the most for Elche was the goalkeeper: Édgar Badía. His rating is 7.11. He performed 6 saves.
Results of the day
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