FULL-TIME, Barcelona 3-1 Nàstic: A new formation, a nice performance from both teams each half, and a winning start for Ronald Koeman. Good work, boys!
86min: Two huge chances as Konrad and Braithwaite find themselves in front of goal but can’t beat the keeper.
85min: Nàstic continue to look for a second goal but Barça are doing well to defend their box and keep possession to avoid any trouble.
80min: Nàstic have grown into the game as Barça dropped their intensity.
67min: Barça continue to dominate possession and Trincão and Konrad are running at the Nàstic defense with purpose and skill.
55min: GOAL DISALLOWED! Trincão finds Konrad with a spectacular pass and the young man scores the fourth, but he was offside and the goal is not given.
GOAL! Barcelona 3-1 Nàstic (Coutinho 51’): It’s three for Barça! Philippe Coutinho scores the penalty with ease.
50min: PENALTY TO BARÇA! Oriol is called for a handball in the box.
47min: First chance of the half after a great run by Coutinho and a shot by Braithwaite that is saved.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 2-1 Nàstic: And we’re underway! Let’s do this, boys!
BARCELONA 2ND HALF LINEUP
Iñaki Peña; Semedo, Araujo, Cuenca, Firpo; De Jong, Puig; Trincão, Coutinho, Konrad; Braithwaite
HALFTIME, Barcelona 2-1 Nàstic: Barça were excellent for 30 minutes but seemed to run out of energy in the last 15. But the good parts were very good, with quick passing, good movement and a few standout performances from the likes of Pedri and Aleñá.
43min: Messi’s first shot of the half comes with two minutes left and it goes to the sky.
35min: Nàstic are kicking the living hell out of Barça’s players. Do they know it’s a friendly?
GOAL, Barcelona 2-1 Nàstic (Bonilla 30’): Barça’s defense allows Nàstic to pass the ball around the final third and Bonilla is all alone to fire a shot from distance and score for the visitors.
18min: First chance for Nàstic as Amang fires a dangerous shot from distance.
GOAL! Barcelona 2-0 Nàstic (Griezmann 17’): IT’S TWO! Antoine Griezmann takes and scores the penalty!
16min: PENALTY TO BARÇA! Gerard Piqué is pulled down inside the box after a corner.
15min: Barça continue to dominate possession and create chances with a lot of movement in the final third. Pedri is everywhere and really impressing.
GOAL! Barcelona 1-0 Nástic (Dembélé 5’): Barça take the lead! Nice attacking move, cross from Roberto, the ball eventually finds Dembélé and the Frenchman finds the back of the net!
2min: First good attacking move from Barça with a low cross from Alba that Griezmann can’t quite reach and the Nástic goalkeeper claims.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Nàstic: And we’re underway! Come on, boys, let’s start the new era right!
WELCOME TO THE ESTADI JOHAN CRUYFF!!! The home of Barça B is the site of Barcelona’s first preseason friendly of the Ronald Koeman era against Nàstic Tarragona. Barça will play two different lineups for each half, and we’ll have a chance to see new signings Francisco Trincão and Pedri in what should be a pretty fun game. So join us to follow and comment all the action! LET’S LIVE BLOG!
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Date/Time: Saturday, September 12, 2020, 7pm CET (Barcelona), 6pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 1pm ET, 10am PT (USA), 10.30pm (India)
Venue: Estadi Johan Cruyff, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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