Barça achieves the second place between yawns

Day 37

The culés drew against Getafe, also delighted with that point that gives them permanence

Barça certified this Sunday the second place in a match that will not go down in history. The azulones and blaugranas were worth the draw and that weighed on a clash in which there were hardly any chances, in which the game was played slowly and in which the fear of defeat overcame the ambition of winning. The goalless draws were enough for Getafe to save the category and also for Xavi's team to mathematically solve the remaining goal before the end of the season.

The tie was a good one for Getafe and Barça and it was noticeable from the first minutes of the match. The Catalans, lagging behind due to the absences of Araujo, Piqué, Eric García and Jordi Alba, took to the Coliseum lawn with the handbrake on, without taking any risks. Xavi opted for Riqui Puig to regain control that he did not have against Celta and the result was a team that commanded in the first half but lacked imagination in the final meters. Just one chance from Ferran and two headers from Unal woke them up from lethargy to a smooth clash.


David Soria; Damián, Djené, Okay, Cuenca, Mathías; Arambarri, Maksimovic (Florentino, min. 81), Aleñá (Villar, min. 66); Enel Unal (Óscar Rodríguez, min. 81) and Borja Mayoral (Sandro, min. 66).


Ter Stegen; Dani Alves, Lenglet, Mingueza, Balde (Marble, min. 91); Busquets, Gavi, Riqui Puig; Ferran, Aubameyang (Ansu Fati, min. 62) and Memphis Depay (Luuk de Jong, min. 71).

  • Referee:
    Jesus Gil Manzano. He admonished Lenglet, Busquets and Olivera.

  • Incidents:
    Match played at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez before 13,000 spectators.

After the restart, the dynamic was the same. Barça, like Chanel in Eurovision, acted in 'slow motion' and was predictable for an organized Getafe with five footballers in the rear and with a midfield in which Arambarri, Maksimovic and Aleñá served to close any attempt to achieve a pass between the lines . Xavi then opted to bring in Ansu Fati and Luuk de Jong, two players who should have served to take a step forward in the final minutes but who were infected by a game in which there were more yawns than scoring chances. Just four shots between the two teams.

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