A Javi Soria goal in injury time defeated a Barça B side that had clearly been the better side in a second half in which Sergi Roberto was ordered to retake a penalty and missed it.
FC Barcelona B, 1
FC Barcelona B: Oier Olazabal, Montoya, Muniesa, Dos Santos, Rodri (Espinosa, 57'),
Sergi Roberto (Carmona, 81'), Kiko Femenía (Deulofeu, 57'), Armando, Lobato, Cuenca and
Guadalajara: Saizar, Antonio Moreno, Barral, Gaffoor (D.Fernández, 64'), Rodri
(Badía, 57'), Javi Soria, Aníbal, Jony, Ernesto, Iván Moreno (Cristian, 87') and Jonan.
Referee: Hernández Hernández
Goals: 0-1, Aníbal (36'); 1-1, Sergi Roberto (67'), 1-2, Javi Soria (92')
Barça B are still winless at the Miniestadi, where they have only managed one draw in five games.
No reward for possession
Barça B usually manage to exchange their possession of the ball for goals, but that
was not the case against a Guadalajara side that defended well in the first half and refused to
leave any space for Eusebio’s side to generate danger. Nevertheless, Isaac Cuenca, Rodri and
Lobato could all have scored in the first quarter of an hour, but it wasn’t to be.
Aníbal makes his mark
Guadalajara had barely come close to the goal defended by Oier Olazábal, but looked dangerous
when they did. In the 36th minute Aníbal broke the deadlock with a scorcher after beating Armando
down the left and scoring with a shot that was more of a cross. Isaac Cuenca could have levelled
affairs just before the break, but Saizar intervened.
Barça dominate second half
Barça may have struggled to get the ball moving in the right direction
in the first 45 minutes, but that was anything but the case after the break. Deulofeu and Espinosa
came on to up the pace a bit and the goalscoring chances started flowing, with Isaac Cuenca and
Sergi Roberto continuing to look impressive. And it was the latter who finally equalised the game
in the 67th minute after pouncing on a rebound off keeper Saizar following a free kick.
With 15 minutes to go, Moreno brought Rafinha down in the area. Sergi Roberto converted, but
the referee ordered it to be retaken because some attackers had encroached into the area. The
second time, Saizar guessed right and the game remained level.
That was not the end of the bad luck for the home side. Two minutes into injury time, in
Guadalajara’s only attack of the second half, Javi Soria sneaked the three points for the