Xavi talks to Joao Felix, Ferrán, Yamal, Kounde, Gundogan after Granada 2-2 Barcelona


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With the score tied at 2–2, Barcelona made a final rush towards goal and in the 94th minute, Félix finished the job, but the celebrations were ultimately cut short after Torres attempted to leap to head the ball from an offside position. Done. Considered interference.

“Felix’s goal disallowed? It seems that Ferron intervenes in the drama, but we don’t know with whom. Who is he interfering with? It’s not clear to me,” The manager was cited by AS.

“Just as the referee can disallow Felix’s goal, he can also award it. I think that Torres does not interfere, whether Ferrán jumps or not, the ball goes to the same place.

,[It’s] It’s a shame the last goal was disallowed because otherwise, we would have been talking about a good comeback,” He added.

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Joao Felix had a goal disallowed against Granada (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

game analysis

Xavi decided to have Ilkay Gundogan as his pivot, while Fermín López and Gavi joined him in midfield. As a result, Oriol Romeu was placed on the bench but in the second period, when he was brought on blaugrana It appears that their shape has changed.

“We were very good with Gundogan in the pivot position, and then Romeu was very good. In order to destabilize the opponent, we changed the system a bit with a four-diamond strategy in midfield in the second half, and I think it worked well. We deserved to win.” he explained.

The manager said that despite conceding two early goals his team dominated the match. Apart from this, he also said that making a comeback after falling 0-2 is an achievement in itself.

“We completely dominated the game, we created chances. We deserved more, but we also paid for our mistakes. We can’t go on the pitch like this. We created many chances to win the match and take three points.”

The manager also admitted that the way his team conceded early goals was completely unacceptable, saying: “We can’t go out on the pitch like this and give up after 20 seconds. This can not happen.”

“We knew that Brian is like a bullet, he is a football player who is not easy to stop, we knew that. He scored two goals today.”

How are Lamine Yamal and Jules Conde?

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Jules Kounde was taken off with injury minutes before half-time (Photo by Patricia de Mello Moreira/AFP via Getty Images)

Centre-back Jules Kounde was removed a few minutes before half-time with a knee injury. However, the manager said that he is fine.

At the same time, Lamin Yamal, who scored the first goal for his team on the night, also had to face some discomfort.

“Looks like it’s okay. Lamin experiences some discomfort. Jules looks like his knock is not serious. But the exam is tomorrow. Lamin noticed an inconvenience and asked for a change,” The manager said.

In the end the manager also said that he was very happy that Lamine got a goal against Granada.

“I’m very happy with that historic goal from Lemin, he was very good today.

“He gave me confidence when I was 17 or 18, and when we see a footballer like him we have to put it in him. It’s a shame his goal didn’t give us the win, but I “Guess that made a difference,” He said.


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