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Soriano, in one of Barça B's last chances of the game./ PHOTO: ÀLEX CAPARRÓS - FCB

Eusebio was without five players, who were on Under-21 duty, and the team were unable to hold on to their 2-0 lead at half time and ended up drawing 2-2. After 2 goals on 11 and 31 minutes from Rodri, Barca B seemed to have the game under control before Girona, who fielded four ex-Barça players, hit back in the second half; Benji (59 minutes) and Coro (79) won earned the visitors a point. The draw does mean that Barça B have now gone five games unbeaten, with three wins and two draws.

Girona started the game well, as both teams set a fast pace and Garmendia and Coro had the first chances before Rodri on 11 minutes put Barça B ahead with their first real chance of the game. After that, the visitors lost their initial impetus and Barça B began to take control.

2-0 at the break

Barça's efficiency in front of goal continued on the half hour mark when Rodri was again on target after Gerard Deulofeu had brilliantly cut in from the right to cross. A shoot from Coro just before break which Oier did well to stop on 44 minutes was to be a taste of things to come after the break.

Girona began the second half, as they had the first, but this time their efforts were rewarded on 59 minutes when Benji beat Sergi Gomez before firing under Oier's legs. The goal spurred Girona onward, as they fought to get back into the game.

Coro makes it 2-2

Eusebio brought on Tello on the hour mark in place of Rodri and six minutes later Rafinha came on for Deulofeu. Oier was called on to make a great save from Nieto on 75 minutes and then four minutes later Coro got the equaliser to set up a thrilling end to the game. Seven minutes later Soriano hit the bar and Oier made a game saving stop from Jandro soon after. Soriano would come close again after he found Lobato's cross. Eusebio made his final change on 88 minutes, bringing on Espinosa for Carmona, but the scores stayed the same and both teams had to settle for a draw.

MATCH STATS

FC BARCELONA B, 2
GIRONA, 2

FC Barcelona B: Oier, Carmona (Espinosa, min. 88), Dos Santos, Rodri (Tello, min. 60), Sergi Roberto, Soriano, Sergi Gómez, Armando, Lobato, Balliu and Deulofeu (Rafinha, min. 66).

Girona: Santamaría, Jose, D. García (D. Nieto, min. 66), Tortolero, M. Tébar, Coro, Moha, Garmendia, Jandro, Benja (Saizar, min. 84) and Migue.

Goals: 1-0, Rodri (11'); 2-0, Rodri (31'); 2-1, Benja (59'); 2-2, Coro (79')

Referee: Sureda Cuenca

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