Barcelona is experiencing the worst entry into the league since the 1987/88 season
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The suffering of Barcelona footballers in La Liga, Spain, continues. The "Blaugranas" lost on the pitch from the newcomer from Cadiz 1: 2 and for the fourth time this season they pulled for a shorter end. In the table, they are only in seventh place with only a three-point lead over the drop-out zone. Barcelona is experiencing the worst entry into the league since the 1987-88 season.
"It's a big disappointment, we've taken a step back again. We have to accept it, but the 12-point loss to Atletico leader is big," said Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman of espn.com. Lionel Messi , who was not in the Champions League 3: 0 in the Champions League on Ferencváros Budapest on Wednesday, returned to the line-up of Barcelona, but the presence of the Argentine team captain did not help. "Barca" has won three of the last five duels, twice without Messi in CHL.
Cadiz opened the scoring in the 8th minute. Marc-Andre ter Stegen neatly controlled the ball after a short corner, and knocked it on to Alvar Gimenez who had the whole net open before him, but only managed to hit the post. The favorite had the upper hand, but he leveled off after almost an hour of play. Messi found Jordi Albu on the left side, and centered it with a gentle run into Pedro Alcala's own goal. The steady state lasted only five minutes. Barcelona made a big mistake after his car throw-in, and after a misunderstanding of Clement Lenglet with ter Stegen, Alvaro Negredo's substitute scored without any problems. "We have cars and in the end we collect a goal from it. It's a huge mistake that can't happen. We don't give the performances I expect from the team. We have to improve significantly. I was unhappy with the game without the ball today," Koeman was angry.
In this match, too, it was confirmed that Messi is not as attractive as in previous years. He scored four goals in ten La Liga matches, two of them from the game. His team scored 20 goals, but 9 in two matches against weak opponents. In four lost matches, Barca scored only two goals. Cadiz, on the other hand, has a great return to the elite and is in fifth place, although he has played up to 12 matches. In addition to Barcelona, he also defeated Real, over which he even won on his soil.
Real won 1-0 in Seville, easing the pressure on coach Zinedin Zidan, who came after a series of bad results in both La League and the Champions League. The "White Ballet" finished the three-match series without winning the highest Spanish competition and finished third. The only goal in Sanchez Pizjuan's stadium was in the 55th minute, when the goalkeeper of Seville Bono knocked the ball into his own net after a fine pass by the Brazilian wing Vinicius. "We got three very important points. It hasn't been easy in the last few days," Zidane told DPA.
The closest Real will meet the city rival Atletic, who returned to the top of the table after a 2-0 victory over Valladolid. The first goal of the season was scored by Thomas Lemar, the triumph was secured by Marcos Llorente. Atletico won the seventh league match in a row, they have not lost a total of 26 duels in the Spanish league.