The off-field work was done well by Barcelona president Juan Laporta and sporting manager Mateo Alemany. Coach Xavi, who he wanted in the team, left behind the club’s financial poverty and brought him to the team, built a ‘new Barcelona’. However, Xavi’s team could not do the field work properly. Barca, who lost both matches in the previous season, the team that made a goalless draw against Rayo Vallecano!
Barca has brought many big names to the team in the summer transfer. Among them, Robert Lewandowski, Rafinha and Andres Christiansen made their debuts yesterday.
Lewandowski put the ball in the opponent’s net in the 12th minute. However, the referee messed up Barca’s celebration, the goal was ruled offside.
Ousmane Dembele’s through ball soon after found Rafinha. However, the Brazilian forward’s shot from outside the box went over the bar. Moments later, Pedri Gonzales’ shot also went wide of the target
However, the biggest chance of the first half came from visiting Rayo. Before the break, Alvaro García came up the left in Barca’s danger zone, with a superb dribble to knock out Ronald Araujo. However, Marc-Andre ter Stegen put up a wall in front of him, as a result of which Barca was saved from the goal.
After the break, Rayo again created a big chance. Sergio Camello found Stegen alone in goal. However, all his angles were blocked by the Barca goalkeeper, as a result, Kamelo tried to chip the ball into the net,
but he was unsuccessful in his attempt, the ball went over the bar
Ansu Fati wanted to answer for Barcelona with a long-range shot. However, Rayo’s goalkeeper Dimitrievsky made a great save to save it. Not only that, Dmitrievsky also blocked Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s shot. As a result, Barca’s wait was not over.
In the 88th minute, Frank Casey’s shot eluded Dimitrievsky and into the net, the Nou Camp cheering. But Bersik VAR messed it up. The replay shows that he was offside in the build-up.
Then in added time, with a draw all but assured, captain Sergio Busquets left the field after receiving a second yellow card. The faces of the 80,000 Barcelona supporters at the Nou Camp have only become more pale.
Barca ended the match with a goalless draw. The Catalans couldn’t make an impression on the field, at least in the first match!