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26.04.2009 20:27

Settling for a draw (1-1)


Luis Enrique’s men were unable to take three points from Orihuela and had to settle for a draw, despite having taken the lead.

The start of the first half began with no team dominating play. A dangerous-looking attack from Orihuela was saved by Oier, and from then on Barça looked stronger in attack. Pedro had two good chances, one clipping the post and another saved by Ricardo.

More possession

From these two moves, Barça started playing more smoothly with more possession. The first half finished 0-0, despite Orihuela’s attempts at surprising Barça with counter-attacks.

Great goal

The second half began again without either team dominating, but then in the 55th minute Goran Maric scored from a powerful free-kick just outside the area.

Barça’s relief was short-lived, as just a minute later the referee whistled a penalty and sent Rueda off for an alleged foul against ex-Barça player Cirio. Unfortunately for Barça, Oier was unable to save the spot kick.

When everything seemed decided, the referee whistled another penalty just three minutes from time, this time with Fontàs getting a booking. Fortunately for Barça, Orihuela’s leading scorer Ivan Espada shot the penalty wide.

Fifth consecutive draw

Both teams took a point from the match, and Luis Enrique’s team had their fifth consecutive draw, with their last win being 3-0 at home against Terrassa.
Settling for a draw (1-1)
ORIHUELA CF: Ricardo, Benja, Iker, Pereira (Andrés, 79”), Futre (Marcos, 69”), Ivan Espades, Juanjo Martínez, Cirio, Navarro, Santi Villa, Juanma.

Coach: Luis García Tevenet

FC BARCELONA ATLÈTIC: Oier, Córcoles, Botía (Joni, 72”), Thiago, Fontàs, Xavi Torres, Rueda, Longás (Rayos 72”), Maric (Benja, 58”), Abraham, Pedro.

Coach: Luis Enrique Martínez García

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