Barça’s 1×1 in opposition to Viktoria Plzen
The Blaugrana settled the sport with objectives from Marcos Alonso, Ferran Torres (2) and Pablo Torre
The Czechs knew methods to benefit from Barça’s defensive weak spot to have fun two objectives in entrance of their followers
Barça mentioned goodbye to the Champions League with a victory within the Czech Republic. The Blaugrana prevailed extra for high quality than for soccer in a recreation through which they confirmed an alarming defensive fragility that Viktoria Plzen took benefit of to bid farewell to the competitors, freely giving two objectives and a number of other probabilities to their followers.
Barça performed a primary half in opposition to Viktoria Plzen through which they have been seen as too fragile. The Blaugrana have been quickly forward on the scoreboard, however they have been unable to benefit from it to present continuity to the sport and impose themselves extra simply on the Czechs. Two minutes earlier than the break got here the second aim from Ferran Torres. When he pressed the accelerator, Barça was far superior. The issue is that they tightened it little.
In truth, the locals ended up hanging round Iñaki Peña’s space a lot that they even deserved a tie occasionally, if just for probabilities on either side. The midfield of Xavi’s group commanded little and was performed, above all, by bands, though with out a lot success. Endurance and extra correct determination making have been missing. The 0-2 made up the irregular picture of Barça.
The second half was a group of defensive errors that nearly value Barça dearly. Happily, Ferran Torres and Pablo Torre took benefit of two actions to unravel the poll and keep away from a unique consequence that may have set off alarms.
These are the notes of the Barça gamers in opposition to Viktoria Plzen:
Inaki Pena, goalkeeper
What appeared prefer it was going to be a quiet day become a worrying day. His teammates didn’t assist with a too fragile defensive perspective in opposition to a rival that grew with the passing of the minutes. He averted a tie on a few events, however may do nothing with the penalty.
Hector Bellerin, defender
They began out entertaining, becoming a member of the assault with frequency and discretion, however when Viktoria started to press on, they lacked rhythm. He additionally didn’t persuade his get together within the Czech Republic.
Gerard Pique, defender
Even earlier than the sport began, he was seen with a critical face, considerably offended. After an accurate first half, he bothered Marcos Alonso in a rebound that ended with Pablo Torre’s penalty. He doesn’t undergo the perfect second of him.
Marcos Alonso, defender
He adopted the play to the final penalties and located the aim award after a shot by Ansu that the Czech goalkeeper rejected defectively. He cleared badly earlier than the penalty dedicated by Pablo Torre and ate the middle of the second native aim.
Jordi Alba, defends
Certainly he was the defender who had essentially the most work as a result of the rival charged his assault by his band. He supplied the help for Ferran’s aim earlier than the break and Xavi changed him within the 57th minute with LaLiga in thoughts. He did not just like the change.
Positioned within the pivot, the rival pressed him little or no and, nevertheless, it was tough for him to seal the Blaugrana midfield. The Czechs arrived an excessive amount of with too little, partially, as a result of lack of solidity supplied by the Ivorian, who broke solely main a counterattack.
Positioned midway via every thing, it was tough for him to enter the sport whereas his teammates did not see him between the traces. He was missed even though he requested for all of them, as at all times. When the ball got here to him, issues occurred, however his soccer went unnoticed.
Pablo Torre, midfielder
Intense and motivated, the group’s play didn’t assist their soccer to shine. He misplaced a ball that would have value the tie within the first half and dedicated a penalty as quickly because the second began. He resolved the unhealthy time with an excellent aim along with his left foot. He could not have fun the aim as a result of he was injured by the shot and was substituted.
He tried every thing, however little or no got here of it. He isn’t going via his greatest second and he didn’t benefit from the chance to enhance his sensations and those who his soccer transmits. That sure, he gave the help for the brace of Ferran Torres.
Ansu Fati, ahead
He would not cover and at all times asks for it, however he’s having a tough time having fun with himself on the pitch. She tried it a number of instances, at all times off beam, at all times a couple of tenths of a second late.
Fernando Torres, ahead
One of the best Blaugrana within the Czech Republic. With out finishing a terrific first half, he was the one who greatest interpreted methods to assault Viktoria Plzen. His have been many of the highlights of Barça and he ended up getting his reward with the 0-2 on the stroke of halftime. He signed the double after a private transfer that had the collaboration of Raphinha.
Alejandro Balde, defender
Play at one other rhythm, at one other pace. He impresses nerve and depth in all his actions, displaying a non-negotiable confidence in his soccer and his potential. He was lacking minutes.
Marc Casado, midfielder
He entered compelled by Kessié’s damage and confirmed talent within the pivot place. He is aware of the booklet and interpreted it with discretion and success. Excellent information.
Álvaro Sanz, midfielder
He entered compelled by Pablo Torre’s damage and loved (to say the least) the final minutes of Barça this season within the Champions League.
He performed the final minutes to relaxation Raphinha.