FC Barcelona, even without the Argentine Lionel Messi, today scored the fifth consecutive triumph in the Spanish football league, by beating Elche 2-0, on matchday 20.
The Dutchman Frankie De Jong was the great figure of the match, when he opened the scoring, in the 39th minute, with a shot over the line, after a deflection towards Diego González’s own goal, after a Braithwaite center, and offering second, at 89.
With the game over, the Netherlands midfielder centered from the right perfectly to the winning header of ‘little’ Riqui Puig, who had entered two minutes earlier.
Between the two goals, the highlight was the goalkeeper Ter Stegen, who, in the 56th minute, amended a big mistake by Óscar Mingueza, who lost the ball and allowed the Argentine Emiliano Rigoni to isolate himself: the German’s right foot was worth it.
In the final part, and before the second goal, the Portuguese Francisco Trincão, who entered in the 74th minute, had two good occasions to make his debut for the Catalans, but in both, in the 83rd and 86th, goalkeeper Edgar Badia replied in excellent plan.
With this result, FC Barcelona returned to third place, with 37 points (19 games), against 40 from Real Madrid (19), won 4-1 at Alavés on Saturday and 44 from leader Atlético Madrid , which receives Valencia today.
In the first match of the day, Osasuna received and beat Granada, seventh, by 3-1, leaving the relegation places, in a game in which the great figure was the Croatian striker Ante Budimir, author of the first two goals, at 27 and 39 minutes.
At the beginning of the second half, at 50 minutes, Colombian Luis Suárez still reduced, but at 86, Jon Moncayola ‘certified’ the triumph of the locals, who still ended up reduced to 10, due to the expulsion of Argentine Facundo Roncaglia, at 88.Program of the day:
Friday, January 22, 2021
Saturday, 23 January 2021
Sunday 24 January 2021
Celta de Vigo – Eibar, 17:30
Atlético Madrid – Valencia, 20:00
Monday 25 January 2021
Athletic Bilbao – Getafe, 20:00
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