The defensive problems It is one of the great ills of Barça this season and often, the rivals, with very little, manage to do a lot of damage to the Catalans. It has been almost a constant throughout the course, both with Ronald Koeman on the bench and after the arrival of Xavi Hernández, and in this Wednesday’s duel in Linares it happened again that the opponent scored in one of his first arrivals to the azulgrana area.
The Hugo Díaz’s goalIn addition, he missed one of the deficits in the rear of Barça this season, as the figures also confirm. And it is that the goal of the forward of the Linares, nodding to perfection Before a contemplative Mingueza the center almost unopposed by Fran Carnicer from the right, was the seventh goal that Barça head in this season. Is the highest number of goals conceded missed in the same season since 2016/17, the last with Luis Enrique on the bench, when the Catalans conceded a total of eleven headed goals, according to data from Opta.
This time, the Linares header goal had no consequences beyond the immediate ones as Barça managed to come back with goals from Dembélé and Jutglà and thus seal the way to the second round of the Copa del Rey. Nor in the last game at the Camp Nou against Elche (3-2), who put Xavi’s men on the ropes with a goal with the head of Pere Milla in the 63rd minute. This was not the case in other games this season in which the Barça team also received goals that were overlooked. Osasuna He scored one of his two goals in the El Sadar duel (2-2), through David garciaJust a minute after Nico opened the can.
Barça have let 8 points escape in four games in which they have conceded header goals
Also one of the three goals of the Celtic in that fateful 3-3 after a 0-3 at halftime, it was with a header, from Nolito, who signed the second goal for the Galicians. In the other two league games conceding head goals, Barça also lost two points, against him. Grenada (1-1), who went ahead at the Camp Nou with a goal from Sundays Duarte, and in San Mamés (1-1), where Íñigo Martínez advanced to the Basque team. In the Champions League, in the last game of the group stage in Munich (3-0) where Barça was forced to win so as not to depend on Benfica-Dinamo Kiev if they wanted to be in the round of 16, the first goal, of MüllerHe also came headlong and faced with the passivity of a good part of the Barça defense, and began to bury the dream of a possible feat.
Athletic-Barça (1-1): Íñigo Martínez (1-0)
Barça-Granada (1-1): Sundays Duarte (0-1)
Celta-Barça (3-3): Nolito (23)
Osasuna-Barça (2-2): David garcia (1-1)
Barça-Elche (3-2): Pere Milla (2-2)
Bayern-Barça (3-0): Müller (1-0)
CUP OF THE KING:
Linares-Barça (1-2): Hugo Diaz (1-0)