The Barca vs Girona match in the 28th round of La Liga 2022/23 ended without a goal. Despite being held to a draw at home, Barca is still full of opportunities to win the championship because they are 13 points higher than Real Madrid (72 compared to 59).
Final result Barca vs Girona (0-0)
On the Camp Nou field, Barca dominated when controlling the ball 60%, finishing 18 times with three shots on target, while Girona only had three phases that ended up on target. In the first half alone, the home team finished ten times with two shots on target.
In it, Robert Lewandowski and Ansu Fati squandered two close opportunities in just the first six minutes. In the 9th minute, centre-back Santiago Bueno returned the ball and sent the ball straight to the goal, but goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga had time to move back to break the cross.
The best opportunity came in the 37th minute, when Ronald Araujo kicked the edge of the wall from Raphinha’s corner. Gazzaniga tried to save and Goal-line technology confirmed that the ball had not gone all the way across the line.
In the second half, Barca continued to dominate the game but could not score, when in turn Eric Garcia, Jules Kounde, Lewandowski or Raphinha squandered opportunities. They even almost had to pay the price when they received Girona’s “recovery wound” in the 55th minute. The center forward Valentin Castellanos broke the offside trap and went down to face Marc-Andre ter Stegen, but put his right foot out. outside.
The 0-0 result made Barca unable to widen the gap with Real – the club lost to Villarreal 2-3 in the early match – to 15 points as the target set before the match. However, Barca also took a long step to the championship with a distance of 13 points. Never before in La Liga history has a top team lost its advantage when creating such a gap at this stage of the season.
“We cannot think positively with a point at home, but are satisfied with a 13-point gap with 10 rounds left in the season,” Xavi said after the game. “We are in a good position, created many chances and deserved to win today.”
Another positive point is that Barca extended the unbeaten streak at home in La Liga this season to 14 matches. In the top five European leagues this season, Barca are one of three teams that have not lost at home, along with Union Berlin and Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
On April 16, Xavi’s teachers and students were guests of Getafe and then received Atletico at Camp Nou a week later.
Line-up for Barca vs Giorna
Barca: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, Garcia, Balde; Roberto (Kessie 46), Busquets, Gavi; Raphinha (Alba 75), Lewandowski, Fati (Torres 68).
Girona: Gazzaniga; Martinez, Bueno, Lopez, Hernandez; Romeu; Tsygankov (Riquelme 71), Martin (Fernandez 85), Borja Garcia (Aleix Garcia 46), Villa (Couto 60); Castellanos (Stuani 60).
Result – Spain Championship 2022/23 table today