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Barcelona 0 – 0 R Vallecano | NEWSRUX

Robert Lewandowski’s Barcelona debut resulted in a disappointing 0-0 residence draw with Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou of their first LaLiga recreation of the season on Saturday.

It was a irritating evening for Barca whose followers confirmed up at an nearly sold-out stadium to see their new workforce headlined by Poland striker Lewandowski, the twice FIFA Finest Participant of the Yr winner, and Brazil winger Raphinha.

Barcelona dominated the match with nearly 70 per cent of possession and 18 objective makes an attempt to 2 for Rayo.

However the two finest possibilities fell to the guests, Alvaro Garcia thwarted by an excellent save by Marc Andre ter Stegen and Sergio Camello taking pictures large.

Rayo’s five-man defence did an outstanding job in shackling Lewandowski, who barely touched the ball the whole recreation.

Most of Barca’s possibilities within the first half got here from wingers Raphinha and Dembele, who linked up nicely and gave the workforce an attacking risk.

Lewandowski, right, shoots past Rayo's Florian Lejeune
Lewandowski, proper, shoots previous Rayo’s Florian Lejeune

Barca coach Xavi Hernandez tried to interrupt the impasse by sending on forwards Ansu Fati and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the bench, however Rayo confirmed actual grit to carry out for the draw.

Because the frustration mounted for Barca, their captain Sergio Busquets misplaced his cool and was despatched off for an elbow to the face of Falcao Garcia in stoppage time.

Goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski saved a clear sheet for the third consecutive time in opposition to Barcelona after Rayo received each video games in opposition to the Spanish giants final season.

He made a few essential stops within the second half, one from a Busquets long-range shot and one other from a strike by Raphinha.

“We tried as a lot as we may however we lacked goal and effectiveness. Perhaps the strain and expectation acquired a bit of beneath our pores and skin,” Xavi informed DAZN.

“It is going to be a course of, Rayo knew the way to defend deep and maintain on to their technique with an excellent self-discipline.

“We’ve got to be affected person and preserve working. Higher days will come.”

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