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De Jong escapes blamage with FC Barcelona in Copa del Rey against Ibiza

2020-01-22T20:10:08.452Z

FC Barcelona narrowly escaped a disgrace in the cup on Wednesday. The Spanish top club won thanks to an assist from Frenkie de Jong only in injury time with 1-2 from UD Ibiza.



FC Barcelona narrowly escaped a disgrace in the cup on Wednesday. The Spanish top club won thanks to an assist from Frenkie de Jong only in injury time with 1-2 from UD Ibiza.

It was the second game of Barcelona under the new trainer Quique Setién. Last weekend, the successor of the fired Ernesto Valverde made his debut with a difficult 1-0 home win at Granada.

De Jong was missing in that game due to a suspension. The midfielder played the entire game on Wednesday. Setién left star player Lionel Messi outside the selection and permanent forces such as Marc-André ter Stegen, Jordi Alba and Arturo Vidal started on the bench.

UD Ibiza is the current number three of the Segunda Division B, one of four third-level competitions in Spain. The club on the holiday island was only established in 2015.

De Jong important with assist

The underdog took the lead in the ninth minute through Pep Caballé. The home team also saw a goal rejected and hit the post in the first half.

It took up to 68 minutes for Barcelona to score the first shot between the posts. Four minutes later the equalizer fell. Frenkie de Jong put Antoine Griezmann in front of the keeper with a cross pass and the French striker pushed the ball in.

Griezmann decided the game in the third minute of the injury time. The striker was deeply controlled by substitute Alba and hit from a difficult angle.

Source: nunl

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