Viktoria Plzen 1-1 Barça Under 19A: Draw to conclude the group stage

Viktoria Plzen 1-1 Barça Under 19A: Draw to conclude the group stage

Barça complete the initial phase of the Youth League unbeaten and in first place on 14 points after a good performance in Plzen

Draw to conclude the UEFA Youth League group stage. The Barça Under 19A side tied 1-1 with Viktoria Plzen with nothing riding on the match as they were group winners whatever the result. Watched by FC Barcelona president, ​​Joan Laporta, and vice-president Rafael Yuste from the stands, Barça put on a good performance in their final group stage game.


Frenetic start

The game in Stadion TJ Přeštice began frenetically, with both teams scoring within 11 minutes. Dani Rodríguez scored a superb free kick after five minutes to put the Catalans 0-1 up, however Deml quickly levelled the score for the home side just six minutes later.

The first half saw debuts for first year Under 19 player Pau Prim and the young Under 16 player, Pau Cubarsí, in the process becoming the third youngest ever to play in the Youth League for Barça after Lamine Yamal and Ilaix Moriba.

The pace of the game dropped after the initial flurry, but Barça were dominating possession and gradually getting closer to a second goal, Lamine Yamal having a good chance to retake the lead. The only downside was an injury to Joan Anaya just before halftime.

Goalless second half

No goals in the second half but Barça were still in control. Lamine Yamal was playing well on the wing, with Alarcón, Luzzi and Lamine himself having the clearest opportunities to break the deadlock.

Final score 1-1, points shared, and an Under 19A side that completes a great UYL group stage with 14 from a possible 18 points - unbeaten with four wins and two draws.

Game stats

FC Viktoria Plzen, 1
Juvenil A, 1

FC Viktoria Plzen: Baier, Keltycka, Vacek, Paluska, Falout, Deml (Lorincz min. 75), Gaszczyk (Cerveny, min. 46), Sojka, Stauber (Kule, min. 46), Dabani, Hasek.
Juvenil A: Antonio Gómez, Anaya (Biel Vicens, min. 45), Cubarsí (Alarcón, min. 75), Georgiev, Moreno, Caravaca, Prim, Dani Rodríguez (Aleix Garrido, min. 66), Lamine Yamal, Guiu (Luzzi, min. 66), Derek (Sergi Dominguez, min. 75).

Goals: 0-1, Dani Rodríguez (min. 5); 1-1, Deml (min. 11).

: Visar Kastrati


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