Falcao’s single goal leads Vallecano to beat Barcelona

Falcao’s single goal leads Vallecano to beat Barcelona

BARCELONA lost at home to Rayo Vallecano and lost 0-1 to the hosts in Week 11 of the La Liga game at Vallecas Stadium on Thursday (28/10) early in the morning WIB.

Former Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao was the lone scorer in a game which was also marked by Memphis Depay’s failure to convert a penalty for Barcelona.

The defeat left Barcelona stranded in ninth place with 15 points, behind Vallecano, who was in fifth place with 19 points.

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Barely three minutes into the game, Barcelona’s goal was almost conceded after Oscar Trejo sliced ​​the ball through the ball and immediately unleashed a shot from midfield, lucky keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen was able to quickly return to his nest to parry the ball.

Barca only managed to create a chance for themselves in the ninth minute when Depay snatched a loose ball from Vallecano’s defense before beating a defender and shooting, but still couldn’t find the target.

Valecano then extended the threat again in the 20th minute when Falcao managed to outsmart Eric Garcia, but his shot which hit Gerard Pique was saved by Ter Stegen.

Ten minutes later, however, Ter Stegen was put to rest by Falcao, who managed to dodge Pique’s cross when he received a through pass from Trejo, before completing a curling effort at the far post to open. the advance of Vallecano.

After taking the lead, Vallecano opted for a pragmatic step by playing defensively and letting Barcelona have the ball without a single significant chance created until half-time.

Barca entered the second half with more offensive initiative, but Nico Gonzalez’s finish completed Garcia’s deep ball just off the sideline in the 50th minute.

Then, nine minutes later, it was Gonzalez’s turn to send a pass that Sergio Aguero tried to complete, but goalkeeper Stelo Dimitrievski managed to parry the Argentine striker’s shot.

Barcelona’s best chance of an equalizer came in the 71st minute after the referee scored the point following Esteban Saveljich’s foul on Depay.

However, Depay, who came forward as an executor, failed to score after his shot was predictable by Dimitrievski.

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman called on Gavi and Luuk de Jong to make attack changes, but Barcelona still struggled to score until eight minutes into added time.

Barcelona’s best equalizer chance came in the 92nd minute when Luuk de Jong came in from the right and cheated the ball, but still bounced over the net.

Gavi’s last chance came in the 97th minute, but his shot in front of the goal still missed the mark. The score of 1-0 lasted until the referee whistled the end of the match. (Ant / OL-1)


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