Pedri rescues Barça and Aguirre suffers defeat with Mallorca


Newspaper La Jornada
Sunday January 29, 2023, p. a12

Barcelona. Pedro Gonzalez, Pedri, He enjoyed his first hundred games with Barcelona, ​​scoring the winning goal for the second day in a row, this time 1-0 against Girona. By contrast, it was a bleak Saturday for Mexico’s Javier Aguirre, whose Mallorca lost 2-0 to Cádiz, and where Andrés Guardado did not play in Betis’ 1-0 win over Getafe.

The young midfielder Pedri He got the Catalans out of the jam in the second half, to give them the visit victory by the minimum in the Catalan classic against Girona to establish themselves in the leadership of the Spanish league. González sent a diagonal pass from Jordi Alba into the net, which slipped past goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga. The midfielder only had to push the ball at 61 minutes.

The victory leaves Barça with 47 points, after going through matchday nine without defeat (eight wins and one draw). He has a six-point advantage over guard Real Madrid, who will settle his duel on the 19th today, receiving Real Sociedad.

Pedri He came on as a substitute after 25 minutes for the injured Ousmane Dembélé.

In Mallorca’s defeat, on their visit to Cádiz, Théo Bongonda opened the account after 10 minutes, while Álex Fernández extended via penalty at 38 for the locals to leave the relegation zone. The team led by the Mexican stagnates in tenth position with 25 units.

In Betis’ victory, Borja Iglesias converted a maximum penalty after 86 minutes for the 1-0 win over Getafe, which leaves him in contention for a spot in the next Champions League.

Meanwhile, Sevilla thrashed Elche 3-0 to take another step towards moving away from the relegation zone.



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