Jaén 2-2 Barça: A well-earned point

Jaén 2-2 Barça: A well-earned point

Barça stand their ground in the Olivo Arena and look more likely to come away with more than a point by the end

The league leaders grabbed a point from a tough place to go. Jaén and Barça drew 2-2 in a thrilling game from start to finish and even looked more likely to take all three points by the end. All the same, Barça remain in first place, eight points ahead of Inter.

Very early goal

The best way to start a game. With many fans still taking their seats in the Olivo Arena, Antonio helped a Barça free kick into his own net with only 49 seconds on the clock in this matchday 23 game.

Adolfo then repeatedly tried to add to the score to no avail, but neither could Jaén, coming up against an imperious Dídac Plana, who ended up setting Barça on the way to 0-2, finding Sergio Lozano in transition who fed Povill to assist Ortiz.

Featuring a number of youth players, Barça were putting up a good defensive showing, although two shots against the post both before and after half-time proved the difference and kept the score at 0-2.

Defence finally breached

Carlitos finally scored after 26 minutes to halve the deficit, but Barça were still attempting to score more. It was actually a possible third goal by Dyego that led to César levelling the game. Jaén then penned in Barça, but they resisted the hostile environment both on and off the pitch.

An exciting, somewhat chaotic end to the game saw both teams attempting to score the winning goal. Barça created the best opportunities, but nothing looked like breaking the deadlock and the game ended in a draw.  


Jaén, 2
Barça, 2

Jaén: Henrique, Antonio, Míchel, César and Alan Brandi - starters - Mancha, Dani Martín, Carlitos, Petry and Attos 
Barça: Dídac, Coelho, Dyego, Adolfo and Víctor Pérez - starters - Carrasco, Ortiz, Lozano, Povill, Daniel and Nicolás

Goals: 0-1, Antonio (min. 1); 0-2, Ortiz (min. 8); 1-2, Carlitos (min. 26); 2-2, César (min. 32)

Referees: Rodrigo Miguel and Sánchez-Molina Tapiador. Yellow cards for Dani Martín (min. 15), Mancha (min. 33) and Attos (min. 34) from the home side, and Ortiz (min. 20) from the away side.

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