Barcelona fuels the ‘Negreira case’ and beats Valencia fairly in a controversial match

In case you didn’t already have the Barcelona Soccer Club enough eyes on the scandal of his payments for years to Enriquez Negreirathe vice president of Technical Committee of Referees, the shadow on this matter returns to dye the current situation of the culé entity. Barça won without brilliance and with just enough to a Valencia that continues to decline and did so in a game involved in controversy, since Alberola Rojas did not signal a downing of kessie about Fran Perez in the second half that seemed enough to call a penalty.

those of Xavi Hernandez they won without brilliance, without being amazed and again with a great importance of their defensive game, but after all they achieved a victory that allows them to continue putting land in the middle with respect to the real Madrid and continue leaving the whites on the ropes.

Raphinha’s goal in the first half dismasted a Valencia that had entered the game well. In the second part, ferran torres missed a penalty after arguing with Ansu FatiBarça was left with ten due to the clear expulsion of Ronald Araujo and above all came that controversial move within the Barça area that was not penalized. The culés suffered, but a Valencia lacking in ideas and play that leaves alarming sensations did more.

Raphinha changes everything

He Valencia went out to Camp Nou with some conviction that he could scratch something. It was not the most ideal day because the casualties and the rival played notably against, but those of Deck of cards, spurred on by their latest victory last week, they tried to send a message.

Correia and Linen they tried it in the early stages for the chés, but they soon made it clear that this team lacks gunpowder, and this year to beat the barca in The league you have to have a lot of that. The team from Xavi Hernandezbut in the first clear one that he had he managed to get ahead by means of Raphinha.

Busquets He received at the edge of the area with all the time in the world to control, raise his head, think and execute a wonderful pass. He saw the unchecking of Raphinha, who caught the back of the Valencia defense, and the Brazilian, with a touch of the head before the bad start at the wrong time of Mamardashvili, He scored the first goal of the game.

Raphinha celebrates the goal.


Fifteen minutes of play had been played and Barça, without doing anything special, was already ahead. The goal left Valencia totally disoriented, which from that moment became a flan at the mercy of the Catalans. Raphinha felt important and was close to second after an impressive ride from Bucket, while ferran he also sharpened his aim with a good shot from outside the area.

They were overwhelming minutes for Valencia, who despite everything managed to get out alive to star in one last hug in the final stretch of this first act. A rude mistake Ter Stegen he put the goal on a tray samu linenbut the Ché player threw the ball over the crossbar in an incomprehensible way, and still before the break ilaix could have made the tie.

Araujo’s expulsion

Xavi He wanted to give freshness to his team in the center of the field to be more of a protagonist and that is why he gave entry to kessie rather Frenkie de Jong. It worked for him, at least at the start because Barça found themselves with a penalty in their favour. Some clear hands inside the Valencia area after the shot from Koundé they did that Alberola Rojas pointed out the fateful point, and that unleashed the discussion between ferran and Ansu Fati to see who threw the maximum penalty.

It was Ferran, the former Valencia player, who got away with it, although he wanted to adjust his shot so much that he ended up crashing it into the post before the ball went directly out. The culés had the sentence, but they let their rival escape alive, so the game was going to be notably complicated for them. Even more so when Ansu Fati found himself with the stick in the next action.

In a serious defensive error, Koundé ate an aerial ball in the center of the field without apparent danger. He gave the ball back, but he did it so badly that Hugo Hard stole to stand hand in hand before Ter Stegensomething that had to avoid Araujo with a clear grab. The result, a clear red card that the Uruguayan did not even protest.

The Valencia players lament.

The Valencia players lament.


Half an hour ahead, Valencia had to hug Barça and put fear into their bodies, but the serious problems that the Ché team is going through in qualifying are not the result of chance. Those of Baraja did not show freshness or legs or ideas, and it took them a world to generate danger.

they did when Fran Perez went into the area and was brought down clearly by Kessie, that he put his foot in the wrong time, but Alberola Rojas decided to point to a corner that did not exist instead of the maximum penalty. The Ché players went crazy, and all this in the midst of the scandal over the ‘Negreira case’.

Valencia tried until the end, but their lack of clarity in the game and their lack of quality in finding Ter Stegen’s goal meant that the scoreboard did not move again. Barça rules with an iron fist and an impenetrable defense in La Liga, and Valencia once again sets off all the alarms because it remains in relegation places Second division.

FC Barcelona 1-0 Valencia

FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Koundé, Araujo, Christensen, Balde; Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto (Eric García, min.81), De Jong (Kessie, min.46); Raphinha (Alarcón, min.87), Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati (Marcos Alonso, min.61).

Valencia: Mamardashvili; Correia (Castillejo, min.62), Foulquier, Cömert (Diakhaby, min.55), Cenk, Vázquez; Almeida (Musah, min.78), Ilaix Moriba (Fran Pérez, min.62), Hugo Guillamón, Lino (Kluivert, min.78); Hugo Hard.

Goals: 1-0: m.15: Raphinha.

Referee: Alberola Rojas (Committee of Castilla la Mancha). He sent off Araujo with a direct red card (min.59).

Incidents: LaLiga Santander matchday 24 match played at the Camp Nou in front of 89,644 spectators. Before the match, the winner of ‘The Best’ award, Alexia Putellas, and the blaugrana footballers included in FIFA’s best ’11’, Mapi León, Keira Walsh and Lucy Bronze, will offer their trophies to the culé fans.

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