Koeman vs Soldado

Granada striker Roberto Soldado reacted fiercely to Barca coach in the quarterfinal match of the King’s Cup on February 3.

“You are stupid,” said Roberto Soldado as he watched Ronald Koeman celebrate Jordi Alba’s 2-2 equalizer in injury time, in the quarter-final match of the King’s Cup.

At this point, Soldado was replaced and sat in the technical area. However, the conduct of the Granada striker was still detected by the referee, Sanchez Martinez, and received a yellow card. The Spaniard has not finished struggling, and said: “Like a clown. It is not humble.”

At the beginning of January 2021, also at home, Granada lost 0-4 to Barca in a lack of people. However, in the rematch in the King’s Cup, they showed a different performance. After less than 50 minutes, Granada led two goals, and was full of hope to reach the semi-finals.

After a good start at Barca, Coach Koeman is now facing many criticisms.  Photo: Marca.

After a good start at Barca, Coach Koeman is now facing many criticisms. Image: Marca.

The situation changed dramatically in the last five minutes of the match. Antoine Griezmann and Jordi Alba scored, helping Barca pull the match into extra time. In the extra kick, Griezmann increased the score to 3-2 in the 100th minute, but exactly three minutes later, Fede Vigo equalized on the 11m mark.

Into the second extra time, Granada could no longer keep its focus. After 108 minutes, Frenkie De Jong increased the lead to 4-3. Five minutes later, Alba completed the brace to put Barca in the semi-finals of the King’s Cup.

The match ended with each team losing an additional member of the coaching staff. In the post-match minutes, referee Martinez wrote: “Perez Lopez on the Granada side was sent off for getting up and screaming, pointing his hand in the direction of the opponent, despite being reminded earlier. , congratulate the goal with a provocative gesture to the home team “.

* Fixture – La Liga results
* La Liga scoreboard

Thang Nguyen (according to the Marca)


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