The Barcelona was imposed on Nstic in a placid, comfortable, tame match, as the first preseason games tend to be. These crosses serve more to take physical form than to show skills or run as a starter. But the clash this afternoon, with some privileged people already sitting in the stands, served to confirm that some youngsters from the quarry who arrive stomping. Yusuf demir It is one of them. King Manaj, who signed a hat-trick and is one step away from leaving the discipline, which is another.
Koeman, who opted for the 1-4-3-3 arrangement, bet on the seven first-team players available to him, among whom were Umtiti and Pjanic, both with the transferable poster. They performed at the same level as their teammates, although the French was better than the Bosnian, but their continuity has little to do with the performance they exhibited in the preseason, and more so in the first summer game, always friendly and very undemanding, and against a rival from Segunda B.
There was anticipation to see Bucket, left back who may have prominence this season, already Yusuf Demir, who in training has conquered Koeman. Now we understand why! The defender was attentive, fast, focused and ambitious in his offensive projection. The young Austrian, on loan from the Vienna Rapid, was, without a doubt, one of the Barça protagonists of the match: he was skillful, quick, cheeky, vertical and poignant. The game was for them, and they made an effort, successfully, to take advantage of the minutes.
The Nstic, with a more defined squad and arranged in a 1-4-4-2, played without complexes against Bara, but without generating hardly any danger. He let the culs take command of the game and have possession of the ball. Manu garca, signing this summer, was the most outstanding player of the group of Ag in the first half with interventions of merit, especially after an acrobatic shot and a header from Sergi Roberto. But it also unhinged Demir ya Peque Polo. The expulsion of Quintanilla, for a debatable direct red card in the 37th minute for an inning to Riqui Puig, made the meeting even more difficult for the people of Tarragona. The Andalusian goalkeeper, who has arrived with the freedom letter, had to multiply. The ball did not leave its vicinity, but it saved the first half.
In the second part, both technicians made a festival of changes. Koeman I replaced everyone and Ag only kept two. One of the players to whom Agn gave entry was Ivn de la Pea, son of the former player from Cantabria. In these 45 minutes, the tunic of the first half continued. The Bara harassed a Nstic outnumbered. As a result of the insistence, the first goal came: King Manaj he marked, displaying great definition and technique: with his back to the goalkeeper and very heeled, he turned around and fired a powerful shot with his right very close to the post. Another youth squad that took advantage of his opportunity. The attacker Albans signed a hat-trick. Collado made the second after bouncing a shot of his in De la Pea, Y Manaj he expanded the score with a goal from his chest and another from a penalty. The Nstic, with one less, he blurred in the final five minutes, in which he conceded three goals.
The first preseason game is usually not good for much, but Koeman, who finally led a meeting with him Bara With the public in the stands, it served him, at least, to confirm that some young people are stepping very hard. He, for example, had already written down the name of Yusuf demir. Now we all have it. The one of King Manaj, which is one step away from leaving the cul team, we already had it under control …
Technical sheet of Barcelona 4 – Nstic 0
FC Barcelona: Neto, Dest, Piqu, Umtiti, Balde, Pjanic, Sergi Roberto, Riqui Puig, Demir, Escobar and Peque Polo. They also played: Iaki Pea, Igor Gomes, Comas, Ramos Mingo, N’Diaye, Gavi, Matheus Pereira, Collado, Mortimer, Hiroki and Rey Manaj.
Trainer: Ronald Koeman
Nstic of Tarragona: Manu Garca, Pol, Trilles, Ribelles, Del Campo, Fullana, Quintanilla, Edgar, Prats, Joan Oriol and Karim. They also played: lvaro Gonzlez, Caro, De la Pea, Javier Bonilla, scar Sanz, Pol Ballesteros, Fran Carbi, Pablo Fernndez, Pedro Martn and Jordi Avils.
Trainer: Ral Agn.
Referee: Alejandro Muiz Ruiz (Galician). Amonest with yellow to Ribelles 19 ‘and Trilles 59’ and with red to Quintanilla 37 ‘.
Goals: 1-0 Rey Manaj 61 ‘, 2-0 Collado, 85’ 3-0 Rey Manaj 86, 4-0 Rey Manaj 90 ‘(penalty).
Stadium: Estadi Johan Cruyff. 2037 spectators.