The Barça team left great sensations in the first part of the opening day and during several minutes of the second. However, since the Real Sociedad scared with the tie, they have not regained that illusion and positivism in their game.
The FC Barcelona has won in the first and third party of LaLiga to the txuri-urdin (4-2) and Getafe (2-1), respectively, with a draw (1-1) interspersed in their visit to San Mamés. In the first hour of play of the course, an interesting team was seen, with a comfortable lead (3-0) thanks to both Gerard Piqué and a double from Martin Braithwaite. However, two quick targets from the visitors brought down that sense of dominance, with relief thanks to Sergi Roberto’s goal in injury time.
In San Mamés, a team was seen suffering in defense and not causing many occasions in attack, but still managed to answer Íñigo Martínez’s goal through Memphis Depay. For what was the meeting, the tie was a meritorious and fair result. Finally, in the most recent stake, a Getafe was defeated (2-1), who drew Sergi Roberto’s initial goal through Sandro Ramírez, with the Dutchman again the one who gave the victory.
Despite winning this Sunday, the second half receiving the azulones left much to be desired as he saw four shots in 45 ‘and one of them on goal. The dominance in the possession of the ball (69%) was sterile, since with much less (31%) Getafe was seen trying more shots (5) and directing them between the three sticks.
FC Barcelona was seen abusing clearance, notably uncomfortable throughout the second half and more as the minutes progressed. Many losses in their own field led to dangerous actions for the capital and, Ronald Koeman, showed his more conservative side by choosing to accommodate Óscar Mingueza for Antoine Griezmann in the final moments.
In fact, the only positive note was the minutes and the courage of Nicolás “Nico” González and Pablo Páez Gavira “Gavi”, homegrown players who did not have a complex in a delicate situation and that will be some of the positive news during this course. However, the collective sensation with which the break is reached leaves doubts. Things will have to change a lot in order, at the end of the international commitments, to be able to live up to two complicated matches such as visiting Sevilla in LaLiga and receiving Bayern München in the Champions League.