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14.09.2008 19:45

Barça Atlètic lose close fought encounter (1-0)

Edgar Fornós / Jordi Clos

A goal by Lanzarote in the 70th minute settled the derby between Sant Andreu and Barça Atlètic. Barça deserved to get at least a point out of the match and almost equalised in stoppage time.

The third clash between Sant Andreu and Barça in seven days was won by Sant Andreu. Like the previous matches it was evenly balanced throughout with few chances. Lanzarote’s goal deep into the second half was enough to hand Barça their second League defeat, even though they almost pulled level in injury time.

Mutual respect

sant_andreu-fcb_atletic_x1x.jpgThe best chance in the first half came right at the beginning of the game. In the second minute Edu Oriol drove in from the right and Lanzarote’s effort was heading into the back of the net until Botia cleared the ball off the line. Other than that the first 45 minutes were evenly balanced with both teams treating the other with a great deal of respect.

Two efforts by Nolito (21st and 42nd minutes) were Barça Atlètic’s best opportunities in the first half.

Lanzarote strikes

The second half was a bit more entertaining and the first shot on target came from Nolito who tested Morales with a cross shot in the 56th minute. But Sant Andreu were also looking dangerous and Lanzarote put them ahead when he stuck home a rebound from a narrow angle after a Miño save (70th min).

Nearly get a draw

At 1-0 down Barça went looking for the equaliser but only managed to breach Sant Andreu’s well-ordered defence once. In stoppage time Abraham was through on Morales but the home keeper kept him out to prevent a draw which, given that ne
Barça Atlètic lose close fought encounter (1-0)
Match stats

Sant Andreu:
Morales, Luso, Guirado, Moyano, Rueda, Pons, Pablo Sierra (Gorka), Eloi (Dani Martí), Edu Oriol, Lanzarote (Besora) and Jorge Sánchez.

Barça Atlètic: Miño, Córcoles, Espasandín, Botía, Joni, Xavi Torres, Rayo (Vázquez), Rueda (Abraham), Maric, Longás (Tiago) and Nolito.

Goals: 1-0 Lanzarote (70th min)

Referee: García Pulido.

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