Barça Atlètic 1-1 Ponferradina: Bittersweet draw

Barça Atlètic 1-1 Ponferradina: Bittersweet draw

The blaugranes dominate and take the lead against the second-placed side in the league, but the game ends in a draw

The final league of the year for Barça Atlètic against Ponferradina ended 1-1. Rafa Márquez' side dominated and took the lead against one of the leading teams in the league, but the visitors equalised and the points were shared.

Domination but goalless at the break

Barça began dominating the game, looking for a way through the best defence in the league. Pau Víctor had the first great chance but Prieto saved. Ponferradina grew as the match went on but Rafa Márquez' side were defending well.

The defensive solidity from both sides was evident, and Barça were trying to find a way through their opponents' mid-block. Alarcón had the final chance, but his header was off target. 0-0 at the break.

Lead earned but game ends in a draw

More of the same after the break, Ponferradina sitting in and waiting for a counterattack. Alarcón had another chance after Héctor Fort headed down, but Prieto saved again. Mikayil Faye then rattled the crossbar after a superb free kick.

Patience was needed and the reward came as the lively Alarcón hammered in a shot to open the scoring. The joy was short-lived, however, as Dacosta soon equalised for Ponferradina.

Barça kept up the pressure, but Prieto made two key interventions, first stopping a powerful shot by substitute Marc Guiu, before spreading himself to deny Aleix Garrido. The visitors applied their own pressure in the final stages, but no further goals were scored and each side left the Estadi Johan Cruyff with a point from the final game of the year.


Barça Atlètic, 1
Ponferradina, 1

Barça Atlètic: Marc Vidal; Héctor Fort (Cubarsí, min. 85), Mbacke, Mikayil, Gerard Martín; Marc Casadó, Aleix Garrido, Moha (Marc Guiu, min. 75); Alarcón (Cuellar, min. 85), Pau Víctor, Unai Hernández (Bernal, min. 85)

Ponferradina: Prieto; Carrique, Sibille, Lancho, Jiménez; Clavería, Markel, Llonch (Yuri, min. 71); Dacosta (Antonio Leal, min. 92), Abelenda (Cerda, min. 71), Ernesto

Goals: Alarcón (1-0, min. 69), Dacosta (1-1, min. 74)

Referee: Marta Huerta de Aza. Yellow cards for Pau Víctor and Mikyail Faye from Barça Atlètic, and for Kevin Sibille from Ponferradina.

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