Barcelona also marks differences in the Champions League
The Catalans signed a very complete game in which they knew how to command, score and suffer when the game so decided
Barcelona took the first step towards the semifinals of the Champions League by beating Manchester City 3-0 at Monza – where they played at home due to restrictions due to the pandemic.. The goals of Asisat Oshoala, Mariona Cakdentey and Jenni Hermoso put face a tie that will be decided in a week in England.
Barcelona knows that the Champions League is a real goal and with that thought they appeared in Monza to face a Manchester City whose evolution is similar to the Barcelona. Those of Lluís Cortés exercised as owners of the ball from the initial whistle and bottled the English in their own field of play. Hansen, one of the most unbalanced players on the planet, turned the right-hand lane back into a highway and did a lot of damage to Morgan and Greenwood there.
Roebuck kept City in the game
Barcelona was able to release the scoreboard very soon, but the good interventions of Roebuck (He took a cross shot to Oshoala, a shot from the front of Alexia and a header from the Barça captain) and the bad luck of the Nigerian blocking Bonmatí and Hansen’s point-blank shots prevented it. In that the City appeared to be scary. Weir and Kelly both enjoyed two chances taking advantage of two defensive errors by Barcelona – Leila’s back – but they did not hit the shot.
It was then that Oshoala’s goal arrived, Barcelona’s 100th in Europe.. Hansen hung a free-kick from the right that Alexia failed to finish off, Mariona picked up the rebound and gave the Nigerian up front for her to send the ball to the cage. A deserved award for a Barcelona that subdued its rival.
One penalty for each team
Taylor put Stokes in at halftime – he had not played in an official game since December – with the intention of covering the gap on his left foot, but he was the protagonist, committing a penalty on Oshoala when he tried to clear a dead ball inside the area. Mariona assumed responsibility and did not fail from eleven meters to expand Barça’s income. Two minutes later, it was City who received a penalty in favor of Mapi’s foul on Hemp. This time Cloths guessed Kelly’s intentions and stopped the penalty kick in a game twist..
Hansen had to leave the field injured and the game changed. Barcelona lost that intensity that overwhelmed their rival and City stretched lines in search of a goal that would get them into the tie. Hemp was the most incisive in the blue team that, however, ran into Barça’s good defensive work. Everything seemed seen for sentence when Jenni’s magic appeared. The Madrilenian leaked a pass to Alexia, whose shot crashed into the post, and picked up the rebound to score the third in the afternoon and lock the match.