FC Barcelona's Under-19 squad were shut out Sunday in their first game of 2016. / VICTOR SALGADO - FCB

[[DES_1]]The FC Barcelona Under-19 team saw their three-game unbeaten streak snapped on Sunday afternoon, falling 1–0 at CD Ebro in the first game of 2016.

A surprise goal coming directly off a corner kick in minute 16 was all Ebro needed as the Catalans were unable to take advantage of numerous scoring chances throughout the remainder of the game.

Seung Ho Paik, who started, and Alexis Meva, who came on for Paik later in the game, reappeared for FC Barcelona while Rafa Mujica made his blaugrana debut. 

The lone goal came as FC Barcelona goalkeeper Andreu Cases was screened on an Ebro corner kick and was unable to react in time.

Ebro then went into defensive mode, giving the visiting Catalans plenty of chances to equalise.

Mujica came close to drawing FCB level in the waning moments but the Ebro keeper saved the day, securing the victory.

The loss for FCB leaves them in fourth place in Group 3 of the U-19 top flight with 30 points, 12 behind leaders RCD Espanyol.

MATCH STATISTICS

CD Ebro, 1
FCB Under-19, 0

CD Ebro: Jaime, Marcos, Pablo, Bueno, Marin, Pilacés, Kike (Gregor, min 90), Obede, Mahdi (Torres, min 78), Fran (Richi, min 90) and Escuin (Castillo, min 66).

Juvenil A: Andreu, Morer, Vilanova, Montes, Enric, Ferran, Blanco, Tur (Matyas, min 24), Mujica, Paik (Alexis Meva, min 58) and Theo.

Goals: 1-0, Escuin (min 16).

Discipline: yellow cards — Ebro: Bueno, Mahdi and Obede; FCB: Adrià. Red cards — FCB: Montes.