Antoine Griezmann scored two goals without Messi. Ibiza loses at home. Quique Setien wins his second match with Barcelona
Quique Setien wins again
Ladies and gentlemen, football supporters, today we saw another success of new coach Quique setien. On Copa Del Rey, the Ibiza team hosted Barcelona and lost the match. Flawless perform shown from both team players, but Setien’s group was mainly featured.
Formations and starting lineups
Barcelona started his match with a different lineup. The team played without Leo Messi. Quique choose: 3-1-4-2 formation. On the pitch guest team entered with three defenders, four midfielders, and three strikers. The home team chooses standard formation and lineup: 4-3-3. Four defenders, four midfielders, and two strikers.
Pep Caballe to beat the goalkeeper
Barcelona started the 1st half of the match with magnificent domination. Statistics of the game were just regular for Barca. Their ball possession was 80 percent. For sure, they played Tiki-Taka to control the ball. But unfortunately on 9th minute, Ibiza player Javier Perez Mateo aimed and his effort deflected off Pep Caballe, who lashes the ball in the net. 1:0. Despite Setien’s team domination of controlling the ball, Alfaro’s team made dangerous moments for Cules. On the 40th minute a beautiful pass was placed by Rai Nascimento Oliveira clear inside the box, he sidestepped the keeper but inexplicably smacked his shot against the left post. Angel Rodado found himself some space inside the box. Collected a rebound and sent an effort in on goal. Neto pulled off a fantastic reflex save to stop the ball going into the middle of the target. The first half ended without any other scored goals and substitutes.
Antoine Griezmann double’s against the Ibiza
The second half started, and Quique sent Carles Perez off, and Jordi Alba joins his team on the pitch. The guest team coach made another substitution on 71st minute. Arthur replaced Ricard Puig. In one minute, Frankie De Jong played in Antoine Griezmann, who displayed enormous determination to get the ball before a couple of defenders and from inside the box slotted the ball into the bottom left corner. 1:1. Pablo Alfaro made two substitutions in a row: Angel Rodado Javi Lara replaced by Diego Mendoza and Kwasi Sibo. After a few minutes, Setien gave a rest to Ivan Rakitic, and he replaced by Arturo Vidal. On the 86th minute, Pep Cabelle replaced by Francisco Carbia Barrera. The referee added six-minute, and on the 94th minute, Jordi Alba fed Antoine Griezmann inside the box, who buried the ball in the bottom right corner. The referee Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes ended the match on 97th minute.