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Barça B fall short once again

Iñaki Peña and Arnau Comas against UE Costa Brava. (Photo/ FC Barcelona B)

Barça B draws for the second time in three games resulting in only two points out of a possible nine.

Chance after chance. Endless spells of possession. Flashes of a vintage Barça B called for a promising game and a promising result.

At least it looked that way for 45 minutes. It took only eight minutes for the first scoring chance to fall for Barça B. Ferrán Jutglà had a shot on goal that brought out a good save from UE Costa Brava goalkeeper Marcos Perez.

Missed Opportunities

Just four minutes later Nico González wins the ball back in the opposing end with some pressure and gets a shot on goal. The rebound which fell to Jutglà was begging to hit the back of the net, but Jutglà sent it over.

A missed opportunity for Barça B to take the lead.

Not even two minutes later another close chance for Barça B. Gavi had done well to get a dangerous cross off that just flew over the head of Ángel Rodado.

Rodado saw another opportunity in the 36’ with a clear-cut chance created off an Alejandro Balde low-driven cross. Another missed opportunity for Barça B to take the lead.

Rodado would see another opportunity just four minutes later. Barça B had won the ball back deep in the opposition’s half with their high press creating a two-on-one. Rodado decided to have a shot rather than playing a pass. 

It had been all Barça B up until this point, but Iñaki Peña was finally called into action with a solid save before the half.

A positive but frustrating first half for Sergi Barjuán’s side. They were in command for almost the entire half and constantly created danger but couldn’t find the finishing touch.

A Slow Second 45′

That would come back to haunt them as the second half was uneventful. It was a pretty even second 45′ that didn’t see much danger from either side.

It wasn’t until the 89’ that we’d see a real scoring chance when Álex Calatrava had a golden opportunity to win the game for Costa Brava fall to him.

A scuffed shot brought out an easy save for Iñaki Peña.

A disappointing result for a game that called for much more.

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