Second win on the road (1-3)
Barça B beat Alcorcón 1-3 with goals from Rochina, Carmona and Cristian Tello at a ground where no other team had yet managed to take a point.
This was Barça B’s second
and coming after the defeat to
last week it will give a much needed boost to the team. After a good first half
performance, Luis Enrique’s team went on to round it off with two late second half goals to
take the three points and move to fourth in the table on 19 points.
Barça B imposed their possession football from the start and were soon
creating chances, with Nolito hitting the woodwork direct from a corner on seven minutes. With a
front three of Nolito, Rochina and Benja, the chances continued and midfielder Edu Oriol tested
Manu before Nolito hit the post on the half hour .
Hosts make their own chances
Alcorcon were getting their opportunities too and Borja could have done better when he fired
over with Masip beaten, before testing the keeper again with a rasping shot that the debut making
keeper did well to tip over.
Short lived lead
Just when the hosts looked as if they might take control though, Edu
Oriol sent Nolito away down the wing and his cross was met by Rochina to put Barça one up. The lead
lasted just five minutes as the league’s leading scorer Quini brought Alcorcon back into the
match with a 42nd minute equaliser.
Masip makes another good stop
After the break, Alcorcon came out the faster and Borja forced Masip into another
fine save at the near post as the hosts successfully strangled Barça’s patient build up from
the back. But Luis Enrique’s team held firm in defence and Nolito and then Sergio Roberto
came close, with the latter seeing his shot hit the woodwork. Alcorcon themselves could have gone
ahead as Jeremy bore down on Masip, but Montoya flew in with a great tackle. The game was now
opening up with neither side looking wholly safe.
Two late goals
On 83 minutes though, it was Barça who took the lead when Benji and just
minutes later, Sergio Roberto could have finished the game off, but he missed his chance and it was
left to Tello, two minutes from time, to put a way a good through ball and make it three. In injury
time, Alcorcon saw themselves reduced to 10 men as their keeper Manu was shown a straight red for
an altercation with Montoya.
Barça B, 3
AD Alcorcón: Manu, Carlos Martínez (60’ Montañés), Sergio Mora, Quini, Samu,
Nino, Fernando Sales (78’ Jeremy), Rueda, Borja (70’ David Sanz), Ángel, Alberto.
Barça B: Masip, Montoya, Barta, Fontàs, Muniesa, Romeu, Edu Oriol (79’
Tello), Sergi Roberto, Benja (86’ Dos Santos), Nolito, Rochina (65’Carmona).
Goals: 0-1 Rochina, min.37; 1-1 Quini, min.42; 1-2 Carmona, min.83; 1-3 Tello,
Referee: Jorge Valdés Aller.