Girona 0 Barcelona 2: Messi and Ter Stegen see Barca past local rivals

Barcelona won a 2-0 win over Girona in the 21st round of the Spanish league.

 

The game started somewhat calm with the control of Barcelona without real danger until the ninth minute and Nélson Semedo succeeded in scoring the first goals of the Balogroana.

The goal was examined by VAR, which was calculated after it was confirmed that Semedo was not an intruder.

With this goal, Barcelona equalized their previous record by scoring home goals in 32 matches, respectively.

After the goal Barcelona fell somewhat and left the opportunity for Girona to build his attacks, but without great danger to the goal of André ter Stegen.

Messi returned to the midfield and left Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez in attack to turn the plan to 4-3-2-1 and the team relied on the rapid rebound offensive.

Coutinho almost scored a goal after a charming pass from Messi, who put the Brazilian alone in Puno’s footsteps, but he gave a shot in the foot of the Moroccan goalkeeper.

A few minutes later, Messi made it to Suarez but gave it back to the flea to put it out of the net.

In the 30th minute, Messi fired a free kick that hit Girona and the Barcelona players called for a penalty, but after returning to VAR, there was no touch.

Sergio Busquets are given a yellow card, which means they will miss the next Spanish league match against Valencia.

In the 41st minute, Girona almost equalized after a joint foul by Suarez and Boschetti by Cristhian Stuani to face Stegen and after follow-up, Pique saved it from the line.

With the start of the second half, the performance continued the same way before Stuani was alone in the goal of Stegen and paid off, but the German goalkeeper shines.

In the 52nd minute, Bernardo Espinosa received the second yellow card and the expulsion to Girona.

The game caught after it is a wrong pass from Lenglitt arrived Stuani goalkeeper who brilliantly returned and returned to Barcelona to get Messi corner.

From a subsequent attack by Girona, the Catalan team was able to adjust the score but the ball turned into a corner and a minute later came to another attack.

Artur’s replacement as a substitute for Vidal made Barcelona better control the midfield and avoid serious attacks by Girona.

And in the 68th minute from an attack initiated by Stegen to Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba and then Lionel Messi to put it in the goal

 

After the second goal, Girona’s morale was reduced and Barcelona dominated the ball and almost scored from several successive attacks missed by Coutinho, Suarez and Messi.

Before the end of the match, Coutinho reached the goal of Yassine Bounou and already spared him but shot the ball in the defender’s feet, and two minutes later Luis Suarez missed another solo and sparkled the Moroccan goalkeeper.

With that result, Barcelona is on top with 49 points, five points behind Atletico Madrid.

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