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Pedri came to the rescue of Barcelona

Venezuelan Yangel Herrera played during the first half of the match

With a goal from Pedri on the hour of play, FC Barcelona took all three points (1-0) from their visit to Girona despite not offering a good image.

It is the third consecutive game (Getafe and Girona in the League and Real Sociedad in the Cup) that Xavi Hernández's team has won 1-0, which shows that the Catalans are not going through their best moment of play, despite successfully taking out goals matches. 

After a first part dominated by Barça, but with few occasions (only Ansu Fati in minute 29 and Pedri in minute 41 put the Argentine goalkeeper of Girona Paulo Gazzaniga to the test), after the break the game improved in terms of play and emotion.

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At the hour of play, Barça managed to get ahead on the scoreboard in a play that began on the right wing and ended on the other side, with a cross from Jordi Alba that Pedri finished off into the net at the far post and from inside the small area ( 61).

With the score against them, the local team took a step forward and began to threaten the frame defended by Marc André Ter Stegen.

As the minutes progressed, Girona increased control of the game and Barça defended further back.

Girona, whose coach Míchel was sent off shortly before the end, ended up facing the rival goal and came close to drawing with chances from Iván Martín (87), Joel Roca (89), Valery Fernández )90+ and the Uruguayan Cristhian Stuani ( 90+6).

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