5 Headlines from Barcelona’s 3-0 Win vs. Elche | Memphis and Lewy on target and Balde makes progress
Elche picked up an early red, laying their bed and having to sleep in it. Robert Lewandowski and Memphis Depay stayed onside while Alejandro Balde assisted himself into some impressive company.
Elche were organized, determined, and took an early lead. But Barcelona remained measured, composed, and still had a few tricks for the second half. Goals from Ferran Torres and Memphis Depay got Barça the three points and another feather in Xavi’s managerial cap.
Don’t give me that “little ole’” Elche talk. With a line-up of young players and a debut for their centre-forward, three points were never guaranteed. Led, and yes, LED by Gavi, Barcelona salvaged three points with goals from Ferran Jutlga, Gavi, and substitute Nico Gonzalez. A terrific first half was soured by the same old […]
After a tough week against PSG and Cádiz, Ronald Koeman and Barcelona were able to both rotate some and get back on the winning track. Second half changes were the key, with Lionel Messi, Martin Braithwaite, Pedri, and Jordi Alba coming alive to lead the Blaugrana to the 3-0 win.
It wasn’t always pretty, but Barcelona capture a 2-0 win against Elche with fine team play. de Jong continues his stellar form (maybe this is who he is now) and of course a great day for Riqui Puig fans. But all that would be sour grapes if not for ter Stegen.
As was the case against Cornellá midweek, Barcelona are facing off against an opponent with more to play for. Elche are currently in 18th place in the La Liga table, but with three games in hand and only one point behind 17th place Alavés in a safety spot. Barcelona already met Elche in the Gamper […]
Riqui Puig watched from the stands as the team he should be getting minutes for beat Elche 1-0 in the annual Joan Gamper Trophy friendly. The Puig situation is disappointing, but Culers were still treated to fine performances from Ansu Fati and Philippe Coutinho. The defense, however, showed some worrying signs.