RB Linense 1-2 Barça B: Late, late comeback win

RB Linense 1-2 Barça B: Late, late comeback win

Two goals in the final minutes turned the match around to complete Barça B's third win in a row

Barça B remain on the up (1-2). After two consecutive wins playing sparkling football, Sergi Barjuan's squad put in a more workman-like performance to come back in the final ten minutes against RB Linenese. A goal by Gerard 'Peque' Ferández in the 86th minute and a Ferran Jutglà penalty at the death sealed the win. Barça B are now in 10th place on 42 points, just three points from the play-offs.

Tough start

The strong wind blowing at the La Línea Municipal stadium posed problems for both teams when passing the ball, but Barça B started the game with real desire. They had several chances, but neither the speed of  Ez Abde on the left wing nor the goal-hungry Ferran Jutglà were able to make them count.

Linense started to grow into a game dominated by long spells of possession for the visitors and quick counters from the home side, an approach which bore fruit first. Spurred on by their fans, an individual action from Víctor Mena opened the scoring on 20 minutes. 1-0 at half-time.

Gutsy reaction

Barça B came out with a desire to turn the game around. Their high pressing approach led to ball recoveries in dangerous areas, with both Jutglà and Peque testing home keeper, Nacho Miras, who stood firm.

The final 15 minutes saw attacking reinforcements come of the bench and finally Peque scored from inside the area after a corner from the right (1-1, min. 86).

Having achieved the draw, Barça B battered the home side's goal but it wasn't until time added on by the referee when Peque won a clear penalty. The team's goal machine, Ferran Jutglà, placed the ball and confidently scored to give Barça B their third win in a row.

Match stats

RB Linense, 1

Barça B, 2

RB Linense: Nacho Miras, Loren, Fran Morante, Muñoz, Mena, Dorrio (Semanes, min. 88), Sergi, Nicolás Delmonte (Masllorens, min. 79), Antoñito (Chironi, min. 88), Leandro (Koroma, min. 70), Gerard Oliva (Martín, min. 79).

Barça B: Tenas, Balde, Mika Mármol, Arnau Comas, Diounkou (Jordi Escobar, min. 83), Matheus Pereirea, Nils Mortimer (Aleix Garrido, min. 75), Lucas de Vega (Aranda, min. 75), Fabio Blanco (Peque, min. 64), Ferran Jutglà, Ez Abde.

Goals: 1 – 0, Víctor Mena (min. 20); 1 – 1, Gerard ‘Peque’ Fernández (min. 86); 1 – 2, Ferran Jutglà (min. 94).

Referee: Antonio Sánchez Sánchez. Yellow cards from Delmonte, Mena and Morante from RB Linense and Alex Balde from Barça B.

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