Chronicle of the FC Barcelona-Sporting Gijon 3-1
Clement planted the bus at the Nou Camp and it worked almost to the break, when Iniesta opened the can. A party that seemed on track but in the second half Barca required to give all three points that let you momentarily to seven of Real Madrid . Those of Mourinhojump to the Bernabeu this Sunday against Espanyol knowing that his rival did not fail due to both Keita.
The output of Barcelona was good and determined to find a substitute for Messi , the Argentine was alternate for suspension. Iniesta and Pedro looked like the top candidates.But Isaac soon perked Basin overflow down the left flank, while Cesc Fabregas, false ’9 ‘, was not a bunch of times between Atletico players who populated the area of action.
And is that Clement proposed a meeting rather than defensive, denying the attack to use all senses in concentration ago. The strategy worked, but not forever. After the first moments Sporting tamed Barca and even let you out of ideas. In Ecuador on the first part culé pace slowed and the visitors looked comfortable with their role to avoid passing and uncheck Catalans.
At times the Pep they missed the Argentine Messi as the times did not come clearly. Inside strike was difficult if not impossible, and the bands were dying before putting a good pass into the box. However, the club avoided the nerves and was devoted to mature the play, taking into account that his rival had not yet shot on goal.
In this way, and using a small mismatch visitor after an attack, Adriano was made on 42 minutes a wall with Keita, who returned to win after the African Nations Cup, to be planted in the area of John Paul and put the pass death at the entrance of Iniesta scoring.Fabregas, before the break, could make it 2-0 in a one on one with the goalkeeper.
MINUTES fateful for Barca and REACTION OF PEP.
The party seemed on track for Barcelona, perhaps putting on overalls, but not to suffer.However, the resumption brought bad news for local pairs. In the first minute Pique went to the house needed to be done to De las Cuevas, according to Velasco Carballo being the last defender. To make matters worse punishment, on the next play Barral, fresh from the field in a war cry of Clement, culminating in the first post a fielder’s Mendy (1-1).
The blow was hard for Barca could even receive the second in a counter which was not completed Orfila. Guardiola gave early entry into the field to Alexis, who was resting after his trip to Chile to the United States , and Cristian Tello. Both players took some time to create danger, Chile had it in his first.
The domain of Barca was clear and the intention to go for the party was cheeky. Iniesta took the reins of a team in search of the goal. Meanwhile, Sporting striker had already attempted to minimize errors in a defense that began to leak.
Finally had to be Keita, with a great shot to the top, which gave the goal and the three set points at FC Barcelona. Shortly after Xavi had time to hiciese the third, again thanks to Iniesta, and to retire injured Alexis. The Sporting demanded the maximum Chilean Barca and although the points paid it back home.
- RESULT: FC Barcelona, 3 – Sporting Gijon 1 (1-0, rest).
FC BARCELONA: Valdes, Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Adriano, Keita, Xavi, Iniesta, Peter (Taylor, min. 59), Cesc (Alexis, min. 59) and Cuenca (Puyol, min. 81).
Sporting Gijon: Juan Pablo, Damian (Barral, min. 48), Orfila, Galvez, Botia, Canella, Andre Castro, Nacho Cases, Mendy, De las Cuevas (Eguren, min. 74) and Ayoze (Carmel, min. 48 .)
1 to 0, min. 42, Iniesta.
1 to 1, min. 49, Barral.
2 to 1, min. 79, Keita.
3 to 1, min. 88, Xavi.
- REFEREE: Velasco Carballo (C. Madrid). Admonished Ayoze yellow card (min. 28), Canella (min.29), De las Cuevas (min. 63), Galvez (min. 73), Carmelo (min. 75), Eguren (min. 78) and Barral (min. 81) by the Sporting. And Iniesta (min 47), Xavi (min. 70), Keita (min. 77) and Alves (min. 88) by the Barcelona. Barcelona’s Pique drove straight red in 46.
- Stadium: Camp Nou.