Youngster Fermin Lopez rescued Barcelona a 2-2 draw at Real Mallorca on Tuesday which extended his team’s La Liga lead, even though the champions dropped two points.
Youngster Fermin Lopez saved Barcelona a 2- 2 draw at Real Mallorca on Tuesday which extended his platoon’s La Liga lead, indeed though the titleholders dropped two points. Barcelona came from before doubly to secure a draw, Vedat Muriqi opening the scoring for the hosts beforehand on, before Raphinha pulled them position. still Abdon Prats transferred Mallorca ahead again and 20- time-old Lopez levelled with a firm drive on his alternate appearance for the club. Girona and Real Madrid, alternate and third, face Villarreal and Las Palmas independently on Wednesday.
“We’ve to ameliorate. Last time we were so solid and concentrated a lot in defence.
“Moment we weren’t bad but these are two miscalculations which shouldn’t be passing– because of these crimes we lost two points moment.”
With Sevilla visiting on Friday in La Liga and coming Tuesday’s titleholders League clash at Porto on the horizon, Xavi decided to shuffle his pack.
The trainer benched Robert Lewandowski for the first time, with Ferran Torres playing up front, and gave protector Inigo Martinez his first launch alongside fit- again Ronald Araujo.
Pedri and Frenkie de Jong’s injury absences left the trainer with little chance of rotating in midfield.
Javier Aguirre‘s Mallorca haven’t started the season well but knew just how to dig in and frustrate the hosts at Son Moix, with Rafa Benitez’s Celta Vigo giving them the design last weekend, despite Barca’s late comeback palm.
The hosts went ahead after eight twinkles through target man Muriqi, who finished from Antonio Sanchez’s cut- reverse, after Barcelona goalkeeper Marc- Andre ter Stegen gave the ball down in his own box with a poor pass.
Joao Felix and Torres hardly failed to reach dangerous Raphinha crosses, before the Brazilian winger took effects into his own hands to position.
The former Leeds United forward drilled home from outside the area to pull Barcelona back into the game.
However the Catalans snappily fell before again, coming undone all too fluently. Abdon Prats ran on to a film- on from a thing kick and slid an trouble past the onrushing Ter Stegen.
Making it too easy’-” The game was blocked up for us from the launch, we suffered more untoward attacks than we wanted,” Barca midfielder Oriol Romeu told DAZN.
“We have had two games in a row which we are not happy with and we’ve to ameliorate, we are making it too easy (for our opponents).”
Barcelona started the alternate half at a quicker pace and Xavi soon transferred on expert striker Lewandowski as well as youths Lopez and Lamine Yamal.
The ultimate brace made a nippy impact, with Yamal tumbling in the box under a challenge from Jose Copete, although no penalty was given.
Still soon 16- time-old starlet Yamal fed Raphinha, who cut the ball reverse for Lopez to smash home to position to decide a point that could prove pivotal in the long run.
“We played against a great platoon but when you fight and you scrap, luck is on your side,” Muriqi told DAZN.
“I suppose that the result is fair.” Before Sevilla thumped nethermost- of- the- table Almeria 5- 1 in one of their stylish performances under trainer Jose Luis Mendilibar.
After a poor start to the season, this emphatic palm provisionally raises the Andalusians tomid-table.