Araujo saves Barcelona from defeat against Granada

Dest fights the ball with Darwin Machís.Alejabdro García / EFE

Barcelona drew against Granada at the Camp Nou on matchday five of the Santander League. The Barça team suffered to save a point. At the end of the match, Ronald Araujo sealed the tie. In the absence of offensive resources, Barça threw momentum. Granada, on the other hand, stuck to their plan, emboldened by both at the start of the Domingos Duarte duel. Granada did not hesitate. He pressed high and sought the speed of his extremes on the risers. Very quickly he found reward. At minute two, Duarte sent Escudero’s good cross into the net. The opposite happened to Barcelona: it was difficult for him to find the goal of the Andalusian team. Until the end of the first half, when they surrounded Luís Maximiano’s area, the Barça team had only scared the Portuguese goalkeeper with a shot from Sergi Roberto that crashed into the crossbar. Barça accelerated in the circulation of the ball after passing through the changing rooms, especially after the appearance of Gavi. However, in the final desperation, when he could not find the goal, Koeman opted to place Piqué as a forward alongside Luuk De Jong. The forward had his chance, but his header in the small area went wide. At that time, the Barcelona attack, disorderly and chaotic, was entrusted to the rebellion of its players. None like Araujo. The central warned Granada in the first half and certified it in the second. Barça saves a point on the hour against Granada.

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