Barcelona, which is trying to win the La Liga, is caught in the foot by local rival Girona.
Barcelona drew 0-0 without scoring in the 28th round of La Liga in the 2022/23 season against Girona held at Camp Nou on the 11th (Korean time).
Barcelona, which only secured one point, did not see much benefit from failing to pursue as Real Madrid (18 wins, 5 draws, 5 losses, 59 points), which ranked second with 72 points (23 wins, 3 draws, 2 losses), lost to Villarreal.
Barcelona came out with a 4-3-3 model. The defense consisted of goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Alejandro Walde, Ronald Araujo, Eric Garcia and Jules Kunde.
Gaby, Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto protected the midfield, while Ansu Fati, Robert Lewandowski and Rafinha were the forward strikers.
Girona faced off with a 4-1-4-1 formation. With Paolo Gasani as goalkeeper, Javi Hernandez, David Lopez, Santiago Bueno and Arnau Martinez built the defense.
Oriol Romeu alone protected the defense, while Tony Villa, Borja Garcia, Ivan Martin and Victor Chihankou took over in the second line. At the forefront, Valentin Castellanos sortied.
Barcelona took advantage of the opponent’s pass miss in the fourth minute and Lewandowski attempted the first shot, but it flew high.
After that, Barcelona stepped up the offensive. In the 8th minute, Lopez made a back pass mistake and Gasaniga managed to clear the ball towards the goal.
In the 36th minute, from a corner kick, Araujo’s shot was blocked by Gasaniga across the goal line, and he failed to score again.
After that, Barcelona finished the first half without showing any threatening scenes.
In the second half, Barcelona increased their offensive, but the goal was not opened. Rather, Girona took a chance in the 10th minute of the second half.
Castellanos breaks the offside line to face Ter Stegen one-on-one. But the shot missed.
In the 49th minute of extra time in the second half, Gabi’s decisive header came from a corner kick for Barcelona, but Gasaniga also blocked it.
Barcelona only added 1 point instead of 3 points as even Lewandowski’s backheel shot at the last minute was blocked by a defensive block.
Stuck by local Catalan rivals Girona,스포츠토토 Barcelona fell short of their chance to run further for the league title, leaving Real with the chase still open.