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Xavi’s debut, Barcelona haven’t scored in the first half against Espanyol

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BARCELONABarcelona not able to hit the goal Spanish in the first half of the 13th jornada match Spanish La Liga 2021/2022 at Camp Nou, Sunday (11/21/2021) early morning WIB. Throughout 45 minutes, the debut of Coach Xavi Hernandez ended 0-0.

Memphis Depay et al were held to a goalless draw by Espanyol in the match, titled the Catalan derby, even though the Blaugrana – Barcelona’s nickname- dominated the match.

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Barcelona got many chances but poor finishing made the long-awaited goal never come in the first 45 minutes.

The course of the first half of the match, Barcelona immediately got the first opportunity when the game had only been running for four minutes. Memphis Depay volleyed in after receiving a pass from Jordi Alba but it was parried by Diego Lopez.

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In the 12th minute, it was Espanyol’s turn to threaten the Blaugrana defense through Sergi Darder. Unfortunately, the bait he sent into the penalty box could not be reached by his colleagues.

Fourteen minutes later, Depay escaped the Espanyol defenders. He ran alone up front and faced off against a defender and a goalkeeper. His first attempt was blocked by Cabrera, then his second shot went straight to Lopez who again parried his shot.

Not long ago, Lopez again received a test from Depay. But again the former Real Madrid goalkeeper made an important save by thwarting Depay’s hard ball.

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