Without a goal there is no paradise. Despite being better in almost everything, La Real lost to FC Barcelona 0-1 in the match played at Reale Arena. An early goal defeated a Real team that completed a magnificent game, with the exception of the goal, an aspect that left them without adding despite deserving.
Despite Real starting well in the game, it was the Blaugrana who took the lead on the scoreboard. Aubameyang took advantage of a served ball to the far post to head into the net. Sorloth responded with another good header that Ter Stegen stopped. Residents have recovered well from the coup. The culé team had another trio of good deeds, with tight shots from De Jong, Ferrán and Aubameyang, who were barely out. On the edge of the break, Imanol’s men had the clearest chance. Sorloth gave a good ball to Isak, but the Swedish striker couldn’t and crossed the ball too much.
At the start of the second half, txuri urdin had another very clear scoring option. Sorloth was unsuccessful at the far post in a slightly forced shot with his right leg. La Real choked Barça in the first minutes of the restart and more than deserved the draw. Sorloth, omnipresent, had another occasion when Ter Stegen saved in extremis. Barça took the pressure off at times and, in a counterattack, managed to score the second in a shot by Gavi that went wide with Remiro almost defeated. In the final stretch, Real didn’t stop stepping on the gas, but, despite the push, they couldn’t tie the score.
The lack of success doomed Real. He completed a very good game, but without getting the task right, against these teams it is almost impossible. Five finishes to go. It’s time to make the last effort. Oops, Truth!
Royal Society: Remiro, Zaldua (cap)(Gorosabel, min.81), Zubeldia, Le Normand, Rico, Zubimendi (Guevara, min.92), Merino, Rafael (Guridi, min.81), Januzaj (Martín, min.86) , Isak (Portuguese, min.86) and Sorloth.
FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Alves (Dest, min.66), Araujo (Eric, min.55), Piqué (Lenglet, min.82), Alba, Sergio (cap), F. De Jong, Gavi, Dembelé, Ferrán and Aubameyang (De Jong, min, 82).
Goal: 0-1: Aubameyang, min.11.
Judge: From Morro Grande. He booked the Le Normand site and visitors Araujo and Gavi.
Attendance: 35,128 spectators.