Barca stalls (again) against Granada

Barca stalls (again) against Granada

FC Barcelona 1-1 FC Granada
Goals: Araujo (90th) for Barça // Duarte (2nd) for Granada
This is becoming a very bad habit: Barça offered a nice purge to its socios at the Camp Nou.

After the bitter defeat against Bayern Munich (0-3), Barcelona had the opportunity to reconcile (a little) with their public. The Culés were held in check by the modest team of Granada, unable to win any game in La Liga since April 29, 2021. 29 April 2021, already on the lawn of Barcelona (1-2). And for a long time, the Andalusians thought they were going to win thanks to a goal from Domingos Duarte, who was left out by Frenkie de Jong, who was marking a cross from Sergio Escudero (2nd, 0-1).

Real double Valencia on the spot
What happened next? Barça had to wait a long time for the ball to arrive, and the Andalusians did not help them by breaking the rhythm of an already lacklustre encounter. Memphis Depay was the only player in the game who did not have much influence, despite a few attempts. In fact, the main danger of the Blaugrana in the attacking sector was called… Ronald Araujo, central defender, but solid in the head to force Luis Maximiano to several reflex saves. But the Uruguayan was able to keep the ball out of the net with a fierce header from close range (90th, 1-1). This was enough to make the few fans at the Camp Nou less sad, but still circumspect.

Where is Barça, seventh with one game left, going in this 2021-2022 season? Good question.

Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen – A.Baldé, Garcia, Araujo, Dest – Busquets, De Jong, Roberto – Demir, Coutinho, Depay. Coach: Ronald Koeman.

FC Granada (4-3-3): Maximiano – Escudero, Abram, Duarte, Quini – Milla – Machis, Eteki, Monchu, Puertas – Molina. Coach: Robert Moreno.