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Barcelona latest news: Barcelona began the Xavi era on Saturday with a three-goal lead in the 3-3 draw at Liga’s Sertabigo.
The former Barca midfielder was announced early Saturday as the club’s new manager
Despite not participating in a dugout at Balaidos.
In a 2-half match, guests ran to 3-0 within 34 minutes,
ut couldn’t catch up in the second half and fell into a draw when Jago Aspas scored a goal in the 6-minute stop.
After Ronald Koeman’s dismissal,
Barka, led by caretaker Sergi Barjuán for the third consecutive year,
Often struggled during his trip to Vigo, but led Ansu Fati five minutes later.
The new No. 10 of the club was pulled back from the sideline and pushed to the corner of the net, centered on Celta defender Hugo Mallo. nd continued to be formidable with another good goal.
Sergio Busquets, one of Barcelona’s greatest midfield lineups.
Hit the ball with a new coach and Spain hit the ball into the low net just outside the box in 20 minutes of 18 years.
Memphis Depay took a great third place in the 34th minute as Jordi Alba’s cross was preempted by the Dutch national team
And Barca gave the host a lead before the great team’s move ended.
Barca ended in half-time negative as Fati replaced Alejandro Balde in the break.
The Celta started much better in the second half and was rewarded by Aspas in the 52nd minute after goalkeeper Marc Andre ter Stegen, who overplayed Javi Galán’s cross, made a mistake.
Ronald Federho tried to clear, but his kick only reached Aspas. Aspas threw him in the middle.
In the 69th minute, the host had the ball on the net but was excluded from the handball.
But seven minutes later, they narrowed Norito’s gap and built a tense finish. Former Manchester City striker brought Franco Cervi’s cross-home ahead of Clement Rengre.
Sergi suggested that the loss of three players in the injury affected the side rhythm of the game. He said: “When you have to make three changes because of injuries, it disrupts the whole system. It
s not an excuse but its true it influences the final performance.
In the second half, we weren
t capable of getting forward and the players didnt know where to situate themselves against the pressure.
We have to focus on what we did in the first half, when we were brave in attack with a very high defensive line and Celta didn`t find any space.
And for the second half, we have to learn and look for solutions.
Barca midfielder Frenkie de Jong was dissatisfied with the added time.
“The referee added 5 minutes, and I think it was too much,” he said. “When we lose, they always add two or three, and he adds an extra minute for the throw-in. I’ve never seen it before.”
Barca Next match is the Catalan Derby in November. Xavi’s first official game, Nov 20, and De Jung, said players are looking forward to working with the new manager.
“People are excited about the arrival of Xavi and we work hard,” De John added.