The Barcelona Youth had the opportunity to say goodbye to the 2021-2022 season by winning the Champions League. To do this, he had to face and beat the youth of the Athletic Club.
The grand final would take place at the Ciudad del Fútbol Las Rozas starting at 12:00, where the azulgranas would seek to win a title they have not won since 2011.
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The technician Oscar Lopez He repeated the same line-up as in the semifinal match against Celta: Astralaga, Miki Juanola, Almeida, Chadi Riad, Álex Valle, Casadó, Estanis, Aleix, Victor Barberá, Elias Akhomach, Juanda.
Unfortunately, when only three minutes had been played, Estanis would have to be substituted due to injury, in his place Saidou.
Barcelona would make the game’s script clear from the start and after a few minutes in which neither team managed to gain possession, the azulgranas would impose their game. Despite culé dominance, the Athletic was comfortable on the grass, those of Jon Solaun they were well planted in their field, closing all the spaces and defending very solidly.
The minutes passed and Barça’s possession began to translate into arrivals, Barbera It would become a headache for the red and white defense. The striker would have two very clear chances to open the scoring. The first would reach the pass of Iliasbut the auction of Barbera went high. The second would be even clearer, centered from the band Mamadou and Víctor finished off a ball with his head that Aimar would reject with a great stretch.
After a few warnings, the young Barça player was not going to forgive any more and would make it 1-0. The play would start it and finish it Alex Vallethe azulgrana side started from his band tracing a diagonal, delivered the ball to Barberawho turned his back on Valle with his spur so that he could score the first goal of the final.
Final Suffering and Champions!
Athletic focused all its efforts on defending, and it was not until the final stretch of the match that they began to create danger. In fact, the first shot between the three sticks came in the 87th minute, in a corner finished off by Santa Maria. In the last minutes, he had to suffer Barça everything that he had not suffered in the rest of the match. The team led by Óscar López, dominated the final from start to finish, had chances to extend the advantage, but it was not until the last minute of added time, when Fermín scored the second and final goal with an unstoppable spurt from the sideline that would end with a lot of precision.
A year after losing the final against Deportivo de La Coruña and eleven years after winning this competition, Barcelona Juvenil managed to win the 2021-2022 Champions Cup.