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Barcelona go back to Valencia and return to victory

Barcelona go back to Valencia and return to victory

Barcelona, ​​with Ansu Fati starting for the first time since he returned from his injury, recovered his punch to defeat Valencia at the Camp Nou (3-1), which advanced on the scoreboard and stood up to the Barça team, but He succumbed to the greatest offensive success of his rival.

Koeman returned to 4-3-3, with Ansu in the eleven and Dest completing, along with Memphis, the offensive trident as a right winger. And Ansu warned in the first play of the match entering like a dagger from the left wing. But the Valencian defense sent the first shot of the night to corner.

In another corner kick but in the other area, Gayà would finish off with his left foot a rebound from the Barça defense that surprised Ter Stegen at 5 minutes to place the 0-1.

The Alicante side, whom Bordalás recovered today for the cause together with Carlos Soler, was in almost all the important actions of the first half.

First with his goal, then saving another call from Dest, who was preparing to finish off an assist from Jordi Alba at the far post, and shortly before the break with his penalty on Ansu Fati.

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The Hispano-Guinean had tied the game before the quarter hour, in a combination at the first touch with Memphis finished with a right hand from the front that he placed on the long post, out of the reach of Cillessen, in the purest Messi style.

And when Ansu was getting ready to do the second shortly before reaching the break, Gayà knocked him down from behind inside the area – as understood by Gil Manzano despite the protests of the Valencian player who claimed to have hit the ball – and Memphis did not forgive from eleven meters to confirm the Barça comeback.

Barça, aggressive in recovering the ball and quick in transitions, went to the locker room leaving good feelings for their fans, who tonight registered the best entry of the season (more than 47,000 spectators) coinciding with the end of the restrictions by the pandemic in stadiums.

Valencia was not bad either, which appeased the desire of his rival in some phases and who could also make the second in a low center of Guedes on the right that walked through the small area without anyone hitting him to finish off.

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The game became even more animated after the restart. Before game time, Cillessen avoided Ansu Fati’s second after a combination with Dest and Frenkie de Jong. And on the part of Valencia, Carlos Soler sent a shot to the post and Ter Stegen took another to Guedes.

Valencia, who had come out to push Barça higher in the second half, took possession and deserved the tying goal for many minutes.

In addition, Barça played the last half hour without Ansu Fati, to whom Koeman gave an obligatory and well-deserved break to give entry to Coutinho, ultimately the protagonist in the resolution of the match.

Bordalás, on the other hand, put more gunpowder up, putting Marcos André on the field, first, and Cheryshev and Musah later, but it was again the Barça team that took command.

Countinho was trying to put Cillessen to the test, but his shot went high after rebounding off the defense, and Valencia again brushed the equalizer with a free kick launched by Maxi Gomez that came brushing the left post of Ter Stegen’s goal.

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But Barcelona would definitively sentence the game in the absence of five minutes to go, when Countinho, free of mark, finished off an assist from Dest in a play that he himself had started.

Barça begins the week in which its continuity in the Champions League will be played against Dinamo Kiev and will be put to the test in the Classic with a valuable victory at the expense of Valencia, which continues for another week in low hours.

– Data sheet:

3 – Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto (Mingueza, min.71), Eric García, Piqué, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Gavi (Nico, min.71); Dest, Memphis, Ansu Fati (Coutinho, min.59).

1 – Valencia: Cillessen; Foulquier (Musah, min.75), Paulista, Diakhaby, Gayà; Wass, Guillamón, Carlos Soler, Hugo Duro (Marcos Andrés, min.60); Guedes (Cheryshev, min.75) and Maxi Gómez.

Goals: 0-1: Gayà, min 5. 1-1: Ansu Fati, min.13. 2-1: Memphis, min.41 (p.). 3-1: Coutinho, min.85.

Referee: Gil Manzano (Extremadura Committee). He showed a yellow card to Gavi (min.20), Sergio Busquets (min.32), Gayà (min.39), Foulquier (min.63).

Incidents: Match of the ninth day of LaLiga Santander played at the Camp Nou in front of 47,317 spectators. EFE (HN)

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