GRANADA. Granada was able to capture a late draw against FC Barcelona with a late goal from A. Puertas.
GRANADA. Granada succeeded in snatch a draw against FC Barcelona with a late goal from A. Puertas scored in the (89′) after FC Barcelona got a lead with a goal from L. de (57′). FC Barcelona was far superior when it came to possession ball (65%)
The match was played at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes stadium in Granada on Saturday and it started at 6:30 pm local time. In the presence of 14,442 spectators. The referee was Pablo González Fuertes who had the assistance of Alfredo Rodríguez Moreno and Israel Bárcena Rodríguez. The 4th official was Antonio Sánchez Sánchez. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 4.2 degrees Celsius or 39.47 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 35%.
FC Barcelona was in firm control of the ball 65% while Granada was struggling with a 35% ball possession.
FC Barcelona was more aggressive with 46 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 2 were on target. However, this did not suffice for FC Barcelona to win the match.
Granada shot 14 times, 4 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, FC Barcelona shot 14 times, 2 on target, 12 off target.
Granada received 2 yellow cards (M. Gonalons and C. Bacca). On the opposite side, FC Barcelona received 4 yellow cards (Gavi, C. Lenglet, M. Depay and A. Ezzalzouli).
Also, FC Barcelona didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after Gavi (FC Barcelona) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (80′).
After this contest, Granada will have 23 points like Celta de Vigo to stay in the 13th place. On the other side, FC Barcelona will have 31 points to move up in the 6th place.
L. de Jong (Goal Disallowed)
GaviGavi - Barcelona - receive yellow card for a foul. Fouled by Gavi - Barcelona Darwin Machís - Granada CF - won a free kick in attack.
M. GonalonsMaxime Gonalons - Granada CF - receive yellow card for a foul.
C. LengletClément Lenglet - Barcelona - receive yellow card for a foul.
L. de JongGoal! Granada CF 0, Barcelona 1. Luuk de Jong - Barcelona - shot with the head from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assist - Dani Alves with a cross.
L. de Jong
M. DepayMemphis Depay - Barcelona - receive yellow card for a foul. Raúl Torrente - Granada CF - won a free kick in defence. Fouled by Memphis Depay - Barcelona
A. EzzalzouliAbdessamad Ezzalzouli - Barcelona - receive yellow card for a foul. Fouled by Abdessamad Ezzalzouli - Barcelona Domingos Duarte - Granada CF - won a free kick on the right wing.
A. PuertasShot blocked. Jorge Molina - Granada CF - shot with right foot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assist - Luis Suárez. Corner - Granada CF. Conceded by Jordi Alba. Goal! Granada CF 1, Barcelona 1. Antonio Puertas - Granada CF - shot with left foot from the centre of the box to the top left corner after corner.
C. BaccaOffside - Granada CF. Álex Collado with a pass, however Carlos Bacca is in offside. Corner - Granada CF. Conceded by Marc-André ter Stegen. New attacking attempt. Ángel Montoro - Granada CF - shot with right foot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Carlos Bacca - Granada CF - receive yellow card. Fouled by Carlos Bacca - Granada CF Clément Lenglet - Barcelona - won a free kick in defence. Missed chance. Gerard Piqué - Barcelona - shot with right foot from outside the box goes high. Assist - Álvaro Sanz. Second Half ended - Granada CF 1, Barcelona 1. Jorge Molina - Granada CF - won a free kick in defence. Fouled by Clément Lenglet - Barcelona
FC Barcelona will play away against Deportivo Alavés on the 23rd of January with a 14-1 head to head in favor of FC Barcelona (3 draws).
Granada: Formation and Lineups
Granada started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Robert Moreno chose to play with the following team: Luis Maximiano , Quini , Víctor Díaz , Raul Torrente Navarro , Carlos Neva , Antonio Puertas , Luis Milla , Maxime Gonalons , Darwin Machís , Jorge Molina and Luis Javier Suárez .
Granada made 5 changes: M. Gonalons for A. Montoro (62′), V. Diaz for D. Duarte (68′), D. Machis for A. Collado (68′), Quini for C. Bacca (84′) and C. Neva for S. Escudero (84′).
Top player: Antonio Puertas
Probably the most impressive player in Granada was Antonio Puertas.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 21 passes (71% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 10 duels out of 14. He performed 1 cross.
FC Barcelona: Formation and Lineups
FC Barcelona started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the opposite side, Xavier Hernández Creus played with: Marc-André ter Stegen , Dani Alves , Gerard Piqué , Eric García , Jordi Alba , Nicolás González , Sergio Busquets , Gavi , Ousmane Dembélé , Luuk de Jong and Ferran Jutglà .
FC Barcelona made 4 changes: E. Garcia for C. Lenglet (54′), F. Jutgla for A. Ezzalzouli (61′), L. de Jong for M. Depay (61′) and O. Dembele for A. Sanz (82′).
Top player: Ousmane Dembélé
The player who no doubt impressed FC Barcelona the most was Ousmane Dembélé.
His rating iswith 39 passes (89% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 11. He performed 4 crosses.
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