Barcelona vs Girona takes place at Camp Nou, Thursday (17/9/2020) in the morning WIB. This is the Blaugrana’s second warm-up match under Ronald Koeman.
Barca took control of the game from the early minutes. Girona played more defending while waiting for Barca’s mistake to counterattack.
Lionel Messi got a golden opportunity in the 20th minute after welcoming Philippe Coutinho’s cross. Chaos occurred after Juan Carlos failed to catch the ball perfectly, Jairo Izquierdo failed to take advantage of the wild ball.
A minute later the goal came in this match. Barcelona tore Girona’s goal in collaboration with Barcelona’s front lines, starting with Antoine Griezmann passing the ball to Messi, then directed at Izquierdo, and completed by Coutinho. 1-0 Barca take the lead.
Coutinho almost doubled Barcelona’s lead in the 40th minute. The ball shot by the Brazilian from outside the penalty box was pushed over by Juan Carlos.
Juan Carlos returned to make a save just before halftime. He brushed off Messi’s free-shot ball. However, a minute later Messi had to concede a shot from outside the penalty box. Barca lead 2-0.
Girona managed to reduce the deficit to 1-2 when the second half had only been running for one minute. Jairo Izquierdo took advantage of Frenkie de Jong’s back-pass error, who provided the assist for Samuel Saiz’s goal.
Messi scored his second goal in the 50th minute. La Pulga tore back Girona’s goal from outside the penalty box and gave Barcelona a 3-1 lead.
Barcelona got a few more chances after Messi’s goal. However, until the game is complete the score has not changed.
Prior to this match, Barcelona also won 3-1 in a trial match against Gimnastic. The Blaugrana next take on Elche at Torfi Joan Gamper this weekend.
The composition of Players:
Barcelona: Neto; Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong; Francisco Trincao, Lionel Messi, Philippe Coutinho; Antoine Griezmann.
Girona: Juan Carlos; Jordi Calavera, Pedro Alcala, Bernardo Espinosa, Johan Mojica; Gerard Gumbau, Ibrahima Kebe; Valery Fernandez, Samu Saiz, Jairo Izquierdo; Adria Turm.