Against an almost certainly relegated opponent, Barcelona did not have too many difficulties in deploying the overwhelming game from the first minute of play. And the visitors also know how to confer their advantages early.
15 minutes, after a relatively messy situation on the edge of the penalty area on the right of Valladolid, midfielder Arturo Vidal had the opportunity to launch an extremely dangerous shot that sent the ball into the post along the goal, before going in. grid.
Vidal’s powerful kick. Photo: Getty
Having opened the scoring, Messi and his teammates became more and more confident and created countless delicious opportunities. However, Griezmann, Semedo and even Messi’s ungainly made the visitors unable to score more goals before entering the break between the two halves.
In the second half, coach Quique Setien’s army actively reduced the tempo of the match to preserve the victory. This inadvertently helped Valladolid players have more playing space and created some relatively delicious opportunities.
However, in a day when goalkeeper Ter Stegen played awake, Barca has successfully preserved his minimum victory. Thereby, the Blaugrana temporarily closed the gap with Real Madrid to only 1 point, but they played more than 1 match.
Final score: Valladolid 0-1 Barca
(Scored: Vidal 15 ‘)
– Valladolid: Masip; Moyano, Kiko Olivas, Javi Sánchez, Raúl Carnero; Joaquín, San Emeterio, Alcaraz; Kike Pérez, Óscar Plano and Sergi Guardiola.
– Barca: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Riqui Puig, Sergi Roberto, Arturo Vidal; Messi and Griezmann.
(The main developments)
90 ‘+ 2: DANGER
The home team repeatedly launched shelling towards Barca goal
90 ‘: Second half has 4 minutes of injury time
84 ‘: DANGER
Mr. Stegen had a very unreasonable entry and exit situation, and almost had an opportunity for Valladolid.
74 ‘: Valladolid started pushing up the team to find an equalizer
63 ‘: NO
Messi attempts a direct free kick from a 29-meter free kick, unfortunately the shot failed
59 ‘: Sergio Busquet receives a yellow card
57 ‘: Lenglet, Puig left the field to make way Ronald Araújo and Rakitic
52 ‘: DANGER
Unal launched a dangerous shot towards Barca wood frame
45 ‘: Suarez came on for Griezmann, the worst player on the Barca side