06 May 2012

[Barça B; Liga Aderante; Week37] FC Barcelona B 1 - 0 Elche CF

Eusebio's team could not score his fifth straight win at home against Elche has fallen into a party that has dominated from the start.

A goal in the opening minutes of the second half of Xumetra has ruled the game.

The subsidiary azulgrana could not continue his winning streak in the Miniestadi, and lost by the minimum at home against Elche. The azulgranas have not exceeded a goal in 51 minutes of Xumetra, although they have taken control of the game at all times. Despite the defeat, the set of Eusebio remains in the upper middle of the standings with 50 points, and faces the final with ease.

Azulgrana possession and control from the start of the meeting. Barça B wanted to add 3 more points in his fort particular, and left try from the first minutes. Rodri has had the first chance of the game when it was a minute that the referee had whistled the beginning of the game. Azulgrana forward was left alone with the goalkeeper but his shot has gone out on the left wing.

As the minutes passed, however, Elche has begun to enter the game. Although the ball was at the foot of the azulgranas most of the time, have used their game alicantinos live to reach the goal of Oier. The first clear chance of César Ferrando has arrived in the 20th minute on a play where visitors have surpassed the Barcelona defense with a ball to the back that Angel has finished, but has finally come out the bottom right corner.

Rodri has become a protagonist in the final minutes of the half. The subsidiary has capped player after a quick combination with Balliu, but the shot has fallen short and the defense has finished rejecting Alicante spherical.

Things have been difficult for the azulgranas at the start of the second half. Xumetra has advanced the visitors on 51 minutes taking advantage of a defensive team imprecision Eusebio Sacristán. The player of Elche is alone in a counterattack to Oier and has passed, raising the 0-1 on the scoreboard.

With the goal down, Barça B has focused on offensive pressure and chances have not been slow in coming. Deulofeu has made a devil center in 61 minutes, and ten minutes later, Rafinha was almost opens the scoring azulgrana, but Juan Carlos has saved his team. In the final minutes, the subsidiary has taken the expulsion of a second yellow Mantecón and continued opportunities, including a shot of Rodri who has finished in the suit, but the ball did not want to enter. Finally, narrow defeat at home after four games unbeaten in the Mini. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Match Stats]
FC Barcelona B: Oier, Muniesa, Dos Santos, Rodri, Sergi Roberto, Kiko Femenía (Deulofeu, min 56), Armando, Lobato, Riverola (Rafinha, min 57), Planas (Espinosa, min 75) and Balliu.

Elche: Juan Carlos, Carpio, Etxeita, Perico (Rúper, min 74), Mantecón, Ángel (Palanca, min 85), Beranger, Xumetra (Nicki Bille, min 71), Generelo, Albacar and Héctor Verdés.

Goal: 0-1, Xumetra, min 51.

Referee: Daniel Ocón Arráiz. Yellow card shown to Sergi Roberto (min 29), Rodri (90 +2 min) and Generelo (90 +3 min). Mantecón red card per second yellow (min 65 and min 71).

Attendance: 2578.