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AD Alcorcon 1-1 FC Barcelona B: Aleña snatches late draw
A difficult away fixture ends with a thoroughly deserved point on Sunday afternoon
Barça B have drawn 1-1 in a tight game away to Alcorcón in which Aleñá became the first player to score a goal this season against the home side.
It was end-to-end from the start, with Fali and Arnáiz getting the first two real chances for the Catalans.
But the home side were just as dangerous, and David Navarro and Álvaro Peña could both have scored before the break. However, the sides were still deadlocked at half-time.
The restart brought more of the same, with constant attacks from both teams but two solid defences and some rock-steady goalkeeping ensuring that it remained goalless.
Varo produced a fine intervention to deny Jonathan Pereira in a one-on-one, but he was finally beaten when the same Periera provided a cross for Álvaro to head home and give Alcorcón the lead.
Barça B never let their heads drop and their persistence paid dividends. Shortly after ‘Choco’ Lozano had come frustratingly close when he broke free on goal, Aleñá capped a wonderful solo run with two minutes to go by converting from an angle.
A draw was no less than the reserves deserved, stretching their unbeaten run to three games and holding onto a place in the top half of the table after five games.
Next up it’s mid-table Lugo at the Miniestadi on Monday 25 September at 8.30pm CET.