Barcelona B 0-2 Cultural Leonesa: Lopez's men make life hard for themselves

Cultural Leonesa were much stronger and went about their business well

Next Sunday Gerard Lopez's team will go to Leon looking for a miracle

La cara de los jugadores del Barça B lo dice todo
La cara de los jugadores del Barça B lo dice todo | JAVI FERRANDIZ

Barcelona B complicated life for themselves. They wanted to be promoted as quickly as possible. They topped the Segunda B division and entered the play-offs but lost this first leg at home against Cultural Leonesa.

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MATCH FACTS

Segunda División B

Barça B

0-2

Leonesa

Barça B

Varo; Palencia, Fali, Martínez, Cucurella; Gumbau, Sarsanedas (Dani Romera, 57'), Aleñá (Kaptoum, 84'), Alfaro, Marc, Perea (Txemi, 68')

Leonesa

Palatsi; Angel, Víctor, Gianni, Iván González; Yeray González, Julen Corinas, Mario Ortiz, Benja Yago Díaz, 79'), Toni (Martínez, 75'), Gallar (Forniés, 87')

Arbitro

Oscar Herrero. Tarjetas amarillas a Iván González (57'); Benja (78') Gumbau (80'); Palencia (81'); Gerard López (82'); Fali (83')

Goles

0-1, Gallar (15'); 0-2, Toni (51')

Incidencias

Buena entrada en el Mini Estadi, con 8.194 espectadores

The visitors were better from the start and took the lead in the 15th minute when Varo could not prevent Alex Gallar's strike from crossing the line.

Marc Cucarella drove forward from left-back and fired a cross-shot inches wide of Palatsi's far post.

Barcelona had a fair amount of possession after that but didn't create much trouble for the Leonesa stopper, and then in the 51st minute Toni Suarez doubled his side's lead with a brilliant strike.

Surging up the pitch the attacker reached the edge of the box and curled home spectacularly to give his team a big advantage, to the delight of the travelling Cultural army who were singing long after the final whistle.

Gumbau had a piledriver tipped wide but that was as close as Barcelona B got to making an impact on what had been a disappointing day.

The second leg takes place on Sunday May 28 and if they can't turn things around then they will end up in a second set of play-offs, giving them a second chance at promotion to the Segunda proper.

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