Barça has only scored in the first half in one of the last 9 games
The Barça this Saturday at the Camp Nou he failed to score any goal in the defeat against Betis (0-1) and thus aggravated the lack of a goal that is penalizing him at the beginning of the season, which is reflected in the fact that the Barça team He has only scored in the first half of one of the last nine games between League and Champions.
Curiously, the only time the Barça team beat the rival goalkeeper in the first half during the last nine games they did so three times. Was the November 6th in the Stadium of Balaídos against Celta de Vigo, when Barça left at halftime with a 0-3 thanks to goals from Ansu Fati, Sergio Busquets and Memphis Depay. The locals would end up tying the match.
This was the exception to a surprising streak in a big team like Barça. Not against Betis, Villarreal, Benfica, Espanyol, Dinamo Kiev, Alavés, Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid the azulgrana team managed to score in the first half.
In these same nine games, on the other hand, Barça managed to seven goals in total in the second half, scoring in this section of the game in five of them (three goals against Villarreal and one against Espanyol, Dinamo Kiev, Alavés and Real Madrid).
The lack of a goal in the opening bars has been one of the reasons why the balance has been very poor, with three wins, three draws and three losses between end of stage by Ronald Koeman on the bench, the interim period of Sergi Barjuan and the arrival of Xavi Hernandez.
In any case, this negative streak did not prevent Barça from advancing on the scoreboard in five of these nine games (Villarreal, Espanyol, Celta, Dinamo Kiev and Alavés).
If the focus is expanded to overall for the 2021-2022 season, Barça’s scoring numbers in the first half improve substantially. Of the 25 goals that the Barça team has scored in total so far, 12 were achieved in the first 45 minutes.