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La Liga :FC Barcelona Beat Elche 2-1 In A Thriller

by Soumadeep Bagchi

FC Barcelona have produced a comeback victory. They trailed at half time because of Fidel’s opener, but they fought back with a Ferran Torres goal and a Memphis Depay penalty. That secures a vital three points for the Catalan side.

FC Barcelona have collected three points from a high tension encounter in Elche. The home side put up a strong fight and led at half-time, meaning Xavi’s side needed to pull out all the stops to battle back from behind and ultimately seal a win.

Elche were very much in the mix and while Tete Morente probably should have done better with one chance, Fidel Chaves took his own to put the home side ahead moments before half-time.

Ferran Torres has had so many chances to score his first goal for Barca.And the substitute had just volleyed another one over the bar before he finally got his side back level on the one-hour mark. The cross was from Dembele,the setup was from Jordi Alba and the former Man City man stroked the ball over the line.

FC Barcelona  had a cracker of a game on Barca hands here. After Elche responded strongly to Barca’s goal, with Pere Milla forcing a brilliant save from Ter Stegen, the blaugrana gradually gained greater and greater control of the proceedings. Two great chances for Torres to grab a second. Two astonishing saves from Badia.

In the end winner came from the spot. Elche defender Antonio Barragán was unfortunate to catch the ball on his shoulder but a penalty it was and Memphis Depay blasted it into the roof of the net.

FC Barcelona’s Ter Stegen said ,Today we did a great job”

FC Barcelona’s Memphis Depay said ,”We made it a little bit difficult but, overall, you saw that we dominated.”

FC Barcelona’s Ferran Torres said ,”I’m happy to see the ball go in.”

After the match FC Barcelona coach Xavi said ,”We controlled the game … we deserved the victory.”



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