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Barcelona celebrates its goal against the Cultural Leonesa.
Ernesto Valverde carried out, as expected, a massive rotation. Only Dembélé and Semedo usually have regular starts, and that caused Barcelona to find it difficult to find fluency in their game. The Cacereño played with the usual 4-3-3, with Cillessen in goal, Semedo, Chumi, Cuenca and Miranda in defense, Vidal, Samper and Denis Suárez in midfield, and Malcom, Munir and Dembélé in the attack.
Barcelona had the ball, but hardly generated chances. In the first half, which ended with 0-0, the visiting team barely approached the rival goal, and in fact, the clearest occasion was a shot by Zelu that took Cillessen well. The news of the first 45 minutes was the injury of Samper, who does not raise his head, and went very distressed to the bench.
In the second half things did not improve for the team of Ernesto Valverde. Only Aleñá, who was the one who tried it most, seemed to intimidate the local defense relatively constant. Even the Cultural Leonesa was close to putting the 1-0, when in the 75th minute a direct corner of Zelu hit the post, and Saul, on the rebound, took a great shot that sent Cillessen corner.
In the end, Barcelona threw in experience, and he managed to save himself from the sultriness in the 91st minute. It was a frontal foul that Dembélé threw and that Lenglet, who had entered the second half, nodded to put the 0-1 that ultimately was final.
Minute by minute
Shot of dangerous Munir. It goes upstairs.
Second change in Barcelona: Arthur enters and Malcolm retires.
UYYYY THE CULTU !!! First to the stick directly from the corner, and then paradón of Cillessen after Saúl's shot.
Squeeze the Cultu! Arturo Vidal sends a dangerous center from the side to the corner.
First shot that goes between sticks of Barcelona. Centered shot of Aleñá.
Direct foul that hits Dembélé and that goes very high.
First change in Barcelona. Cuenca leaves and between Lenglet.
Barça stretches. Centrochut de Malcom that goes upstairs.
What doubts of Barça now! Liberto sneaks into the area but Chumi snatches the ball.
Good play by Ortiz. The Cultural tries, stops Cillessen.
Barcelona has come out with more energy. It does not generate occasions, but it is with more rhythm.
The second part begins.
Rest: Cultural Leonesa 0-0 Barcelona.
Dembélé tries. Driving but you end up stealing the ball.
Injured Sergi Samper. He has to enter the Aleñá playing field.
HALF PARKING TIME: CULTURAL LEONESA 0-0 BARCELONA.
Conato of occasion in the Barça. Deep pass from Dembélé to Munir, but the latter was offside.
Barcelona does not end to overflow the Cultural Leonesa. He has more ball but he is having a hard time finding good shooting situations.
MINUTE 15: Cultural Leonesa 0-0 Barcelona.
UYYY THE CULTU !!! Go Cillessen paradón after Zelu shot.
Oops! Cultural is coming. Zelu's shot that goes wide by little.
Five minutes of game. Dominates the Barcelona, at the moment without generating danger.
Start the game !!
Samper and Denis Suárez will play their first minutes this season. Neither of them counts in Valverde's plans, at least in the usual rotations.
The blaugrana set has confirmed an eleven plagued of substitutes, including three homegrown (Chumi, Cuenca and Miranda) and a Malcom that is released as a starter.
– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) October 31, 2018
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