U19A v UE Sant Andreu: Another point and still top (0-0)

U19A v UE Sant Andreu: Another point and still top (0-0)

The blaugranes earned a point in a game in which they were unlucky in front of goal and Guillemenot even saw a penalty saved by Joan Fernández

Following the victory over Manacor, Barça U19A have earned a valuable point against Unió Esportiva Sant Andreu. In a game centred on the midfield battle, opposition keeper Joan Fernández saved a Guillemenot penalty in the 88th minute meaning neither side was able to break the deadlock.

Sant Andreu tried to break up Barça's build up play but the blaugranas were able to carry an attacking threat nonetheless. However, Gabri Garcia's men faced a difficult challenge as the away side were resolute in defence and kept the blaugranas at arms length. Josep Vicenç Mestre's side soaked up pressure quite comfortably and gave Barça very few openings to exploit.

In the 28th minute, Sant Andreu had the first chance on goal with a Josep Martínez shot which went wide. The U19A side went up a gear and managed to create a chance three minutes later with Monchu putting the ball dangerously into the 6-yard box. Eight minutes later Alasana had another effort but Joan Fernández came to Sant Andreu's rescue with an excellent stop.

Penalty but still no goal

At the start of the second half, Gabri García's side pushed further into the opposition's half. One of the players who most threatened was Alasana. In the 68th minute his left footed shot went wide, four minutes after that he tried again but his shot went wide once more. In the 73rd minute the visitors' best chance came and went when the Barça's keeper gave the ball away when attempting to pass to Marc Montejo ending in Oriol Rey's clearance off the line.

The clearest opportunity for Barça came just two minutes from the end of the 90 minutes when the referee signalled for a penalty. U19A's Guillemenot was on the receiving end of the foul so he took the penalty. It was well struck but Joan Fernández earned his side a point with an impressive save.

Barça U19A are still top of Group 3 of the Division of Honour with 48 points and their next fixture is against Sabadell who are second to last in the table.

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