Intercity is only a team in the third division of Spain, so it is clear that the level is inferior to Barcelona. Therefore, coach Xavi Hernandez replaced most of the Barcelona squad in the draw with Espanyol, only Jordi Alba was kept.
It didn’t take long for Barca to open the scoring thanks to Ronald Araujo’s goal in the 4th minute. The idea that Xavi’s teachers and students would have an easy match, in reality, it wasn’t.
In all 3 times Barca took the lead in official time, they were equalized by the opponent. The player who stunned the Camp Nou club was a strange name Oriol Soldevila.
No one else when Soldevila played explosively and scored a hat-trick against Barca. He became the next player after Kylian Mbappe to score a hat-trick against Barcelona and the first Spaniard since 2015 to do so against the Catalan club.
The match was forced to go into extra time. At this time, Barca’s level and experience is clearly shown. Accordingly, Ansu Fati’s shot hit an Intercity player and changed direction and went into the net.
In the end, Barca won 4-3 to advance to the fourth round of the King’s Cup.
Result: Intercity 3-4 Barcelona
Scored: Soldevila 59′ 74′ 86′ – Araujo 4′, Dembele 66′, Raphinha 77′, Fati 103′
Intercity: Gaizka Campos; Guillem Jaime, Vadik Murria, Alvaro Perez, Rafael Galvez, Cristo Romero; Oriol Soldevila Puig, Martin Bellotti, Miguel Mari, Pol Roige; Aaron Pinan.
Barcelona: Inaki Pena; Hector Bellerin, Ronald Araujo, Jules Kounde, Jordi Alba; Franck Kessie, Sergio Busquets, Pablo Torre; Ousmane Dembele, Memphis Depay, Ferran Torres.
Xiao Lam | 06:20 05/01/2023