The Barça reserve side broke their two-game losing steak away from the Miniestadi after earning a valuable point in Huelva. The game ended in a nil-all draw, a result not unlike the 2-2 from the first half of the season.
The first half started with both teams equally matched, in the first 10 minutes tried their luck, but to no avail. As time went on, Barça managed to control ball possession and the first real chance feel to Rodri, thanks to a good pass from Rafinha, but the ball was cleared by the rival defence.
Despite controlling the ball, Álvaro Cervera’s team also created danger in the Barça area. The best goal scoring chance for Huelva came on 26 minutes when Berrocal, taking advantage of Segi Gómez’s indecision, had a one-on-one with Oier; the keeper did well to deny the Andalusian’s first goal. In the next play, Sacristán’s men almost scored the first goal of the night with. Rafinha shot with his right foot and the ball skipped wide of the goal.
After 30 minutes, Recreativo moved their lines up the pitch and they upped their pressure on the Barça back line. The defence was struggling in their attempts to cut off the Recreativo offence led by Álamo. After a first half dominated by Barça and Huelva creating chances on the counterattack, both teams went to their dressing rooms with 0-0 on the scoreboard.
The second half was a replica of the first. The Azulgranas were faithful to their style of ball possession play, but they couldn’t create enough danger to break the deadlock. Recreativo tried to take the three points as well; they came close when Aitor, on 49 minutes, unleashed a shot but Oier, once again, was impassable on goal. Álamo kept on harrying the Barça defence, but the Catalans stood firm.
Deulofeu had a clear chance on 59 minutes, but the Andalusian defence denied the Catalan. He had another chance minutes later but his shot sailed wide. The game came to an end and both teams earned a point apiece.
Barça B will take on Sabadell next week. (via FCBarcelona.com)
Recreativo: Manu, Córcoles, Martínez, Bonaque, Vega, Arcas (Zambrano, min 72), Álamo, Matamala, Aitor, Sánchez (Jesus Rubio, min 77), Berrocal (Sergi E., min 55).
FC Barcelona: Oier, Montoya, Bartra, Sergi Gómez, Planas, Sergi Roberto, Dos Santos, Espinosa (Lobato, min 77), Deulofeu (Dongou, min 84), Rafinha i Rodri (Kiko Femenía,, min 61).
Referee: López Acera.