FC Barcelona is virtually on vacation after drawing at the Ciutat de Valencia and losing all their chances of winning the League. Ronald Koeman’s team, which has missed seven of the last 12 points in play, has been the victim of its defensive inconsistency throughout the course, which has ended up ruling, especially in a domestic championship that would have been Barça only with a minimum reliability in matches already on track. Assuming that it was the first year of a new project and that the demand could not be maximum, Barcelona fans understand and accept the setbacks against Atlético or Real Madrid among others, but not certain disconnections that have ended up being very expensive.
Chain errors to fall in Cádiz (2-1)
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Official lineups of Levante – Barcelona.
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First signing it’s from the season.
The defeat in Cádiz was the first great demonstration that the team needed greater concentration and defensive tension. Cervera’s men went ahead in a corner kick in which the markings were non-existent and, later, with 1-1, between Jordi Alba, Lenglet and Ter Stegen gave the Andalusians 2-1 after a throw-in in favor .
Red carpet to Juventus to finish passing second group (0-3)
It was worth it for the Catalans by losing 0-2 at home on the last day of the Champions League group stage to go to the second round as first, but Juventus took advantage of Barça’s passivity. Cristiano from a penalty, McKennie and again CR7 from 11 meters took a slice of Barça’s lack of concentration, reflected above all in the 0-2 and 0-3, which came after some incomprehensible hands from Lenglet.
Unable to hold the result in the Spanish Super Cup (2-3)
With 2-1 in favor at La Cartuja in the Super Cup final, the team was unable to maintain the tension and ended up giving in to Athletic’s push. With time expired, Villalibre took advantage of a lateral foul, Barça’s great Achilles heel, to anticipate at the near post and force extra time, where he would later decide a goal from Iñaki Williams.
Surpassed by a PSG that lived from mistakes (1-4)
Nobody disputes the elimination of falling to PSG in the Champions League, but the how, and more seeing that in Paris Barça did show their face. The problem was that, in the first leg, the Catalans gave Pochettino’s team endless facilities. For example, in the 1-2, in which a simple pass to space unraveled the entire culé behind. At 1-3, Kean scored by finishing off just a side free kick. An unacceptable lack of tension considering everything that was at stake.
Giving away two points ‘in extremis’ … again against Cádiz
With Barça in full swing in the league, the team was not able to sentence the Andalusians with 2-0 and Cádiz ended up scratching a point at the Camp Nou after a penalty from Lenglet in the last minute. The Catalans wasted the entire second half to finish the match and ended up paying dearly for it.
With the League at stake, blackout against Granada (1-2)
On day D and hour H, Barça blew themselves up and in what way when they could assault the leadership. Also with 1-0 in favor, an error by Mingueza meant 1-1 and another by Piqué and Umtiti in Jorge Molina’s mark ended up confirming the catastrophe against the Nazaris. In fact, the azulgrana team never seemed to overcome such a blow.
Self-destruction in the Ciutat de Valencia (3-3)
Despite the fact that the League was very complicated, Barça still had options to win the title. To do this, he needed to beat Levante and wait, but once again, the team fell back. With 0-2 at halftime, Koeman’s men were equal twice, throwing away all the work of the last four months.