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Granada 2-0 Barcelona: 3 players who disappointed for the Catalan giants | La Liga 2019-2020

Elvis Ume O
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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:33 IST

#2 Junior Firpo

Firpo made an error leading to Granada
Firpo made an error leading to Granada's opener

Junior Firpo was handed his first start in a Barcelona shirt against Granada, owing to the injury sustained by Jordi Alba.

Given the ultra-dependability of the 30-year-old, Firpo has to put in good shifts during his senior colleague's time on the sidelines to force his manager into seriously thinking about making him his first choice left-back.

His night got off to the worst possible start, as he made two errors inside the first minute of the game that directly led to Granada's opener.

From then on, it was a less than assured display from Firpo, with the Spain youth international looking nothing like the assured full-back that tore Barcelona to shreds last season.

He failed to offer any meaningful attacking contribution down Barcelona's left flank, and it came as no surprise when he was brought off during the break.

Given Firpo's performance, Valverde would be hoping that Alba recovers quickly. However, Firpo has a chance to rewrite the wrongs when Barcelona host Villareal on Tuesday.

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Published 22 Sep 2019, 09:56 IST
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