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Barça beats Real Sociedad on penalties


After ending the duel in a 1-1 draw, Riqui Puig's decisive throw from 11 meters and Ter Stegen's saves took Koeman's team to the final

Isak and De Jong dispute the ball during the match.Rafa Alcaide / EFE

It was an open duel, electric even, of comings and goings with more sense of danger than occasions.

But there were and the goalkeepers became great until the penalty shoot-out arrived, finally resolved by Barcelona to the misfortune of Real, which is left without the final of the Spanish Super Cup.

Real Sociedad started the game like a cyclone, with pressure on the man throughout the field that made it extremely difficult for Barça to leave behind.

It happened, however, that he did not know how to materialize his chances -especially one of Isak that Ter Stegen took out on time- and he lost physical strength.

A moment that Dembélé took advantage of to ask for the ball, to constantly launch skunks that had not yet come to fruition.

But a play by the opposite band created by Braithwaite and catapulted by Griezmann did catch on, finally finishing by De Jong from the small area.

Real did not give up, which surprised with their initial approach and struck again at the beginning of the second act, with a penalty that Oyarzabal holed.

The VAR determined that De Jong's arm was detached from the body.

With the tables on the scoreboard, the match was reopened, a whole runner demanding a timely auction.

Griezmann tried (over the crossbar), Dembélé followed (scrubbing the post), Oyarzabal replied (to the bulge) and, with no one to hit the target, extra time was reached.

It was then Dembélé who signed his wish and I cannot with a shot that is too focused, already in front of the goalkeeper.

A great game without the icing on the cake as happened to Januzaj, who revolutionized the duel at his entrance and was left without the goal award, only denied by Ter Stegen and the post in a free kick.

Thus, the penalties were reached and Ter Stegen became enormous by stopping the shots of Bautista, Oyarzabal ... and the post of Willian José.

At Barça, Riqui Puig hit the decisive launch and took the prize, qualifying for the final of the Super Cup.

Source: elparis

All sports articles on 2021-01-13

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