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Barcelona struggles to beat Elche

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Monday, 7 March 2022 – 00:48 WIB

VIVA – Barcelona travel to Elche’s headquarters in the match week 27 of LaLiga 2021/22 at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero, on Sunday night, March 6, 2022. In that match, Barcelona managed to win with difficulty.

After kick off, Barcelona immediately attacked in the first five minutes by controlling the ball and confining Elche. However, it was Elche who opened fire for the first time through Guti’s action in the 7th minute.

The match looked balanced and tough in the first 15 minutes. Elche put up a decent match. Barcelona is dominant, but there is no ripe opportunity.

The tempo of the game is quite slow. Until the 25th minute, Barcelona did not really threaten the Elche goal. On the other hand, Elche seemed to be waiting for an opportunity to counterattack.

In the 37th minute, it was Elche who got a ripe opportunity. Johan Mojica’s cross was met by Tete Morente at the far post. Unfortunately, Morente shot soared high.

A minute later, it was Barcelona’s turn to get a chance. Frenkie De Jong escaped from the control of defender Elche, but his shot can still be stopped by Edgar Badia.

44th minute, Elche scored a surprise goal. Pedri made a backpass error, the ball was stolen by Fidel who ran through the penalty box and beat Ter Stegen.

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