Zeballos, Ilias Akhomach and Hiroki Abe all have great chances but the reserves are beaten in a rainy Saturday friendly
Barça B have lost to local rivals Cornellà at the Estadi Johan Cruyff in the last of the preseason friendlies. Pablo Fernández’s first half goal did it for the visitors, despite fine performances by debutants Joaquín Zeballos and Ilias Akhomach, and very impressive second half for Hiroki Abe
Uruguayan Zeballos was playing just a day after being officially presented and we immediately got to see just what the former Girona player is made of, very nearly scoring after coming on after 26 minutes.
And 16-year-old left-footer Akhomach also made an impact after coming on in the second half.
The only goal came five minutes before the break, but the omnipresent Hiroki and the powerful physique of Ilaix Moriba had the Cornellà defence under siege, but sadly to no avail.
This loss comes after three wins against Escala (0-5), Peralada (1-4) and Tona (0-3), and a draw with Badalona (0-0).
Next week it’s time for the first competitive fixture of the season, a home date against Nàstic Tarragona.
Barça: Arnau Tenas, Solano, Mingueza, Ramos Mingo, Balde (Mármol, min. 21), Jandro (Oriol Busquets, min. 46), Nils (Ilias Akhomach, min. 46), Matheus (Ilaix Moriba, min. 46), Peque (Zeballos, min. 26), Nico i Maia (Hiroki, min. 46). Cornellà: Ramón Juan, Rulo, Adrián Jiménez, Kevin Presa, Eloy Gila, Max, Guzmán, Àlex Pla, Pablo Fernández, Pol Moreno i Agus. També han jugat Dorca, Ontiveros, Pitu, Estellés, Carlos García, David Sánchez i Marcos Gorriti.