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FC Barcelona footballer Ronald Koeman was a long way from satisfaction after advancing to the Spanish Cup eight-finals. His team won the third-league UE Cornell 2:0, but only after extra time, while he did not convert two penalties in regular playing time. Miral Pjanič and Ousman Dembele did not use their experiments.

      "I don't understand, because we have enough football players on the team who should be able to score goals from a penalty kick. Maybe they got scared, I can't explain it. Barcelona shouldn't just have such things happen. would do it to us, " Koeman told the accredited media.

      Barcelona took the lead in the 92nd minute, when Dembele took the lead. The triumph of the favorite was sealed in the end by the Danish forward Martin Bratthwaite. The Catalans thus at least partially corrected their taste for the unsuccessful final of the Spanish Super Cup, in which they lost to Athletico Bilbao 2: 3 after extra time and also lost Lionel Messi . The Argentine saw a red card for hitting an open palm into the back of Asier Villalibra's head and was given a two-match distance.

      "We missed Leo very much. He is a different player and apart from him we don't have a football player on the team who can change penalties regularly. We have to work on this and improve on this," added the Dutch helmsman.

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