Barça B

La Masía gives oxygen to the B team

El equipo festejando el segundo gol del partido, primero de Konrad. / FCBARCELONA
The team celebrating Barça’s and Nils’ first goal. / FCBARCELONA

Barça B started the game with 10 players grown up at La Masía, only one signing, and they won at the Johan Cruyff Stadium 2 to 1 to break the losing streak they had been away from home. García Pimienta’s team was finally able to translate his good game with the ball into a victory more than necessary and worked.

Arnau Tenas and Konrad returned to the starting eleven after being with the first team, Baldé repeated as a starter in the left lane and Nico González joined Jandro and Lucas in the middle. Only Ramos Mingo has been a signing, from there on out, 10 players were grown up at La Masía.

XI: Arnau Tenas, Alejandro Baldé, Arnau Comas, Ramos Mingo, Álvaro Sánz, Jandro Orellana, Nico, Lucas de Vega, Nils Mortimer, Peque, Konrad de la Fuente.

As usual, the Barça team dictated the rhythm of the game through control of the ball and built a play based on the touch, one of those plays that would end in Nils Mortimer scoring the first goal. Without a doubt, the best player of the match was Konrad, who started again with the youth-team and showed that he is at a faster pace than the category demands. Brilliant in the 1 vs 1, to the point of almost scoring a ‘Messi esque’ goal and scoring a very important goal so that the three points stayed at home.

Later in the game, Arnau Comas scored an own goal with his head, more out of misfortune than due to a specific error, but that does not hide his great performance being again the base of the team and the leader in defence along with Arnau Tenas who also had a key moment in the game when blocking an indirect free kick.

Journalist Ferrán Martínez summarized it well, describing the signings that were brought to García Pimienta. The Catalan coach asked for reinforcements for his squad, but the last board did not comply with his wishes and García Pimienta was forced to play the players that were brought to him but they have not met the standards of the team and have been exposed during these first few weeks where the team suffered three straight defeats. Francisco García Pimienta returned to what he does best: using homegrown players who understand and comply with what the team asks for.

Barça B smiles again and if the feelings were good, today they are even better.