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The youngsters celebrate their victory | ARXIU FCB

FC Barcelona U19 A showed grit and determination to come away with a big three points from near neighbours Gimnastic Tarragona.

Barça began by dominating the ball but it took them a while before they could create any clear chances. But when Mboula’s penalty put the blaugrana youngsters ahead on 14 minutes, Gabri Garcia’s side never really looked back.

On 31 minutes, Barça doubled their lead and it was nothing less than they deserved. Alasana unleashed a powerful effort from outside the area to give his side a cushion.

Nastic managed to reduce the deficit soon after, on 38 minutes through Alex to make it a tense game for the visitors.

Just after the hour mark, the hosts were reduced to ten men when Ikel was given his marching orders, giving Barça more freedom to pass the ball around and keep possession. Barça eventually hold on for a win that keeps them top of the table.

MATCH DETAILS

Gimanstic Tarragona, 1
FCB U19 A, 2

Gimanstic Tarragona: Jose, Tomas, Pol, Ikel, Nil, Jon, Prats (Besti, min 76), Ayats, Aitor (Víctor, min 65), Alex (Verge, min 72) and Tolrà (Arthur, min 76).
FCB U19 A: Iñaki, Guillem Eric, Mingueza, Cucurella, Busquets, Mboula, Alasana, Guillemenot, Collado (Moncho, min 83) and Carles Pérez.

Goals: 0-1 Mboula, min 14; 0-2 Alasana, min 31; 1-2 Alex, min 38.

Referee: Rubén Ávalos Barrera

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