Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019

Diego Lopez, the hero of Barcelona when defeat with Espanyol


Diego Lopez, the hero of Barcelona when defeat with EspanyolDiego Lopez, the hero of Barcelona when defeat with Espanyol - Barcelona defeat of Espanyol cannot be separated from the factor of Lionel Messi. Barcelona lost 0-1 away to RCDE Stadium on Thursday, Januari 18 2018 pm dawn, in the first leg quarterfinal Copa del Rey. Single goal of Oscar Melendo in the 88th minute ended the Barcelona's unbeaten run after 29 matches.

Ernesto Valverde's team appears with very dominant in this game, but they difficulty to getting a gap. Los Cules fired 12 shots and only four that led to the goal. But Espanyol just need seven shots to also record four targets on target.

Barcelona actually have a moment that could be a turning point in the 62nd minute. A referee named Ricardo de Burgos give a penalty after Sergi Roberto was dropped off Esteban Granero.

Messi advanced as an executor and directed the ball into the bottom right corner of the goal. But Diego Lopez successfully to guess the direction of the kick and hold the ball rate.

For Messi, the penalty failure was a separate record in this season. It has been three times he failed to strike the ball from the white point of six occasions throughout the event.

Instead for Lopez, his success to hold Messi's penalty gives a positive note for him. He has now twice to thwarted Messi's penalty execution.

Lopez is also the only of Espanyol goalkeeper who has ever held Messi's penalty in all competitions.


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