In Granada’s last 4 matches in La Liga, Paco Lopez’s team only scored 1 goal but that performance was enough to score 3 goals against an unstable Barca. On a normal day, that number of goals would be enough for the Los Carmenes home team to leave with 3 points in hand, but Lamine Yamal, the brightest gem of the La Masia academy in recent years, has made Granada unable to do so. smile fully.
In Barca’s 3-5 defeat to Villarreal in round 21, Yamal was also the player to open the score, this appeared again in the match this morning, the Spanish star even shone. more brilliant to help Blaugrana win points. After Yamal’s easy cushion in the 14th minute to help the home team at Camp Nou take the lead, it was thought that Xavi Hernandez’s team would turn this match into a stage for the players to demonstrate their skills, but 3 goals later. That of Ricard Sanchez, the loan signing from Manchester United, Facundo Pellistri and Ignasi Miquel in just over 20 minutes from minute 43 to 66 left the fans at Lluis Olympic Companys stunned.
The strike between Granada’s three goals scored by Robert Lewandowski calmed the situation. At this time, the score is 3-2 in favor of Granada with more than 25 minutes left in the match. There is still a chance for Barca to think about the opportunity to win points to rekindle their chances in the championship race, especially when the field is still There are also famous names like Lewandowski, Ilkay Gundogan, Raphinha or Pedri, but in the end the hero that the Catalan giants have to rely on is the star who is not yet 17 years old, Yamal.
In the last 10 minutes of play, the striker born in 2006 had some moves that made his seniors who had fought in many top arenas admire and the miracle really happened in the 80th minute. Successfully stealing the ball from the feet of striker Jose Callejon right in front of the away team’s penalty area, the elite product of La Masia Academy watched carefully before launching a decisive shot at a distance of 25 meters that made goalkeeper Augusto Batalla must give up.
This masterpiece is Yamal’s third goal after 24 appearances in La Liga this season, an achievement that helps the Spanish player become the first star in the history of Gaur’s highest division to score 3 goals. won when he was less than 17 years old. Yamal shined brightly this season but probably still made Barca fans both happy and worried. They are happy because they are able to witness another product of the football team’s training center playing sublimated to continue the legacies left by the great seniors of the past, but they are still apprehensive because in recent times, Barca has many flowers that “bloom soon and fade quickly” at Camp Nou, typically the cases of Ansu Fati, Pedri (many injuries) or Riqui Puig.
Yamal is clearly a rare bright spot in an incredibly tired Barca team, in which the defense was a disaster. Only welcoming 1 opponent currently ranked 19th on the rankings at the home sanctuary, but Xavi’s army had to accept 3 goals despite still having quality names like Jules Kounde, Inigo Martinez or Joao Cancelo. Meanwhile, Real Madrid, Barca’s great rival, despite not having a true midfielder in the squad faced the “phenomenon” of Girona, but Carlo Ancelotti’s team still knew how to sink the opponent with a score of 4-0. at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Having only won 1 point against Granada, Barca is 10 points behind at the top, the La Liga championship is almost no longer within the reach of Xavi’s army, but the Blaugrana still have to fight hard in the rest of this season with the goal of finish top 4 as well as advance in the Champions League. To realize the above ambition, Barca clearly needs Yamal to maintain his top form like 90 minutes this morning against Granada.
Viet Tung | 09:32 February 12, 2024