Pocho Román Scores Equalizer in Thrilling Draw

And Johan Cruyff Stadium of the Sports City of Sant Joan Despí witnessed the first match of the final of the playoff for promotion to LaLiga Hypermotion. Barça Atlètic and Córdoba arrived with great enthusiasm for this event and with the motivation to move up the category, but only one will achieve it and in the first leg they signed a draw (1-1) in a meeting that was not free from controversy.

Equality in the game, imbalance in the scoreboard

Córdoba started very well. Both teams with the same game plan, not to speculate and have control of the game. They were the visitors who started with the best face and struck first, with an early goal by Alberto Toril, in the 8th minute. It was very important for the Blaugranas to start the duel well, but Ivan Ania He knows what the Barcelona team plays and he prepared Johan Cruyff’s first leg well.

The team of Rafa Marquez He began to find himself little by little, and Half an hour into the game, the roles were exchanged. The culé team began to attack well and have the calm they need to qualify for Second division. After a nice first half, with several chances for both teams and good minutes for both teams, the players went to half-time with a result in favor of Córdoba, 0-1.

Barça B comes out alive

The second half was the complete opposite of the first, which had been quite even. A few slow minutes served the Barça Atlètic to reconnect with the ball and his fans. The culés had to wait for clearly dominate but when they achieved it they did not stop creating danger and putting intense pressure.

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Marc Guiu gave the scare of the night. The Barça striker left the field of play angry for not having been able to contribute much in the first leg. Nevertheless, ‘Pocho’ Román came on in his place and scored the tying goal in the 87th minute. …

Before that, there was controversy: in ’84 there was a foul in favor of the culés in their own field; Pelayo wanted to play quickly, Casas caught the ball and, ready to score the second, was stopped by the referee’s whistle. The Córdoba player saw yellow for protesting. Everything will be defined in the New Archangel next Sunday.

Data sheet

Barça Atlético: Marc Vidal; Héctor Fort (Dani Rodríguez, 68′), Pelayo, Faye, Gerard Martín; Moha, Casadó, Bernal (Guille Fernández, 84′); Pau Víctor, Marc Guiu (‘Pocho’ Román, 72′) and Unai Hernández.

Córdoba CF: Carlos Marín; Albarrán, Lapena, Barboza, Calderón; Carracedo (Àlex Sala, 64′), Diarra (Iván Rodríguez, 81′), Zalazar (Kike, 81′), Ruiz, Adilson M. (Bouzaidi, 74′); Alberto Toril (Houses, 64′).

Goals: 0-1, 8′ Alberto Toril. 1-1, 87′ ‘Pocho’ Román.

Referee: Ramo Andrés (Aragonese school). Amarilla Pelayo 36′, Alberto Toril 36′, Calderón 47′, Álex Sala 66′, Marc Guiu 71′, Kike 83′, Casas 85′, Albarrán 90+5′.

Incidence: Johan Cruyff Stadium (5,141 spectators).

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