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Maxi Rolón celebrating the winner for Barça B / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Barça B have beaten Lleida Esportiu thanks to the only goal of the game scored by Maxi Rolón. The Argentine’s strike and the concentration in defence shown by Gerard López’s side were key in picking up three points which allow the B side to continue to climb up the table.

In the first 10 minutes the home side had the better of the game but without creating a clear goalscoring opportunity. Barça B, meanwhile, had their best chance of the opening stages on the counter attack, Lleida clearing an attempt off the line early on. Gerard López’s side, nevertheless, were ahead before long. With 18 minutes played, Rolón found the back of the net, assisted by a touch from Dongou after Grimaldo had played the ball into the box. Rolón could have made it 2-0 after 33 minutes, his effort rolling just wide
A foul on Dongou on the edge of the box allowed Grimaldo the chance to test the Lleida keeper with a well struck free kick just before the break.

Home side continue to dominate

1-0 up at half time, Barça B continued to dominate at half time, creating chances that were not taken to extend their lead. The home side’s solidity in defence meant Lleida’s possession came to nothing after the restart with striker Urko Arroyo restricted to one chance that flew just wide of Ortolà’s post. Barça looked to grab a second on the counter attack but in the end one goal was enough to give them victory and take them on to 13 points, stretching their unbeaten run to six matches in the league.

 


Futbol (2a B): Barça B-Lleida Esportiu (1-0) by fcbarcelona

MATCH STATS

Barça B, 1
Lleida, 0

Barça B: Ortolá, Godswill, Grimaldo, Costa, Tarín, Samper, Maxi Rolón (Palencia, min 81), Ros, Kaptoum (Enguene, min 73), Dongou and Aitor (Babunski, min 64).

Lleida Esportiu: Crespo, Óscar Rubio, Fuster, Albístegui, Bosch, Toño Vázquez (Ekhi, min 80), Colinas, Marc Martínez, Vega (Rami, min 71), Urko Arroyo, Mia Guasch (Diego Suárez, min 60).

Goals: 1-0, Maxi Rolón (min 17).


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