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First win of the season for FC Barcelona in the league as they overcome Peñíscola 3-1 at the Palau Blaugrana in front of 1,612 fans. After an early own goal for the blaugranes the visitors fought back to level things up but Barça went straight back ahead through Mateus. A third from Catela secured all three points for Jesús Velasco's team.
The game began with chances for both teams, Adolfo going close for the blaugranes. Next Catela's effort was saved by the visitors' keeper Gus only to rebound off defender Jose Mario and into his own net.
Barça had chances to make it 2-0 but Dyego's shot rebounded back off the post. Goalkeeper Feixas played his part for the blaugranes also in the opening period making a handful of vital saves.
No let up in the second half
The visitors were level just three minutes into the restart Juanqui finished nicely to make it 1-1. Barça reacted immediately. Yepes provided Matheus with a chance that he finished in off the post.
The blaugranes extended their lead in the 28th minute when Catela finished a one on one with keeper Gus. 3-1 up, Barça were able to hold off the visitors and record their first league win of the season.
Barça: Feixas, Touré, Erick, Adolfo, Catela – starting five – Dyego, Alex Yepes, Antonio Pérez, Matheus, Harrison, Pito
Peñíscola: Gus, A.Plaza, Luciano Gauna, Paniagua, and D. Sancho - starting five– Jose Mario, Cristian, Juanqui, Elías, Quintela, Mati Starna, Elías
Goals: 1-0, Jose Mario (og) (min. 6); 1-1, Juanqui (min. 23); 2-1, Matheus (min. 23); 3-1, Catela (min. 28).
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