Barça Atlètic faced off against CD Lugo in the Primera Federación Grupo I, navigating a challenging game marked by injuries, comebacks, and a resilient performance on both ends.
Barça Atlètic missed several key players sidelined due to injuries. Pelayo, Edu Sánchez, Trilli, Biel Vicens, and Iker Goujón were unavailable for the match. However, the return of Sergi Domínguez, who has been limited to six games this season due to muscle injuries, provided a glimmer of hope.
Antonio Aranda, a familiar face who played the last two seasons with Barça Atlètic, now dons the CD Lugo jersey after a summer move. Despite his history with the Blaugrana, Aranda started the match on the bench.
The initial minutes saw a cautious approach from both sides, with Barça Atlètic enjoying more possession while Lugo held a strong defensive line.
Minute 11: Lugo Strikes First (Lugo 1-0 Barça Atlètic) A header from Ledesma to Quintana, who unleashed a precise shot past Marc Vidal, gave Lugo an early lead.
Minute 15: Pau Víctor Levels the Score (Lugo 1-1 Barça Atlètic) A stroke of luck for Barça Atlètic as Aleix Garrido’s shot from the front was deflected off Pau Víctor’s back, catching Tabuaço off guard and equalizing swiftly.
The remainder of the first half saw Barça Atlètic challenging Lugo’s defense, creating opportunities, but unable to secure a lead.
As the first half concluded, the scoreline stood at 1-1. Quintana had given Lugo an early advantage, but Pau Víctor’s fortunate goal leveled the playing field. The stage was set for an intriguing second half.
The young talents of Barça Atlètic showcased a commendable performance in the Anxo Carro. Responding quickly to Quintana’s goal, they dominated the latter part of the first half.
Second Half Drama
Minute 53: Alarcón’s Threat Alarcón’s shot challenged Lugo’s defense, signaling Barça Atlètic’s growing influence in the match.
Minute63: Faye’s Power Shot Mikayil Faye’s long-range shot tested Tabuaço. The goalkeeper made a spectacular save to deny Barça Atlètic the lead.
Minute 78: Alarcón Denied A brilliant play by Unai Hernández set up Alarcón for a shot, but Tabuaço’s exceptional save kept the scores level.
As the match neared its conclusion, both teams sought a decisive goal. Pau Víctor emerged as the savior for Barça Atlètic, preventing a late goal by Lugo with a goal-line clearance.
The match concluded with a 1-1 draw, reflecting the intense competition at the Anxo Carro. Quintana’s early strike for Lugo faced Pau Víctor’s fortuitous goal. While Barça Atlètic displayed superiority, the lack of clear-cut chances prevented a victory. Pau Víctor’s heroics ensured the match ended on level terms. A point earned in a challenging away game adds to the resilience and determination of the Barça Atlètic squad.