Barcelona could not bring the same result against the newborn member of La Liga yesterday. Yes, it was Osasuna which club has come to the main flight on the Spanish competition after two years. And the La Liga title holder made the draw against them. So, Barca coach criticized his apprentices for ‘bad’ performance! At the beginning of the 2nd half, Barcelona went ahead by a 2 – 1` goal but could not bring the most expected victory at their camp. It is a great failure for his apprentices, Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde thought.
Osasuna which has been promoted to the La Liga after two seasons and at their venue, Roberto Torres led his team ahead in the 7th minute. They used the very first chance they got. Later, at the beginning of the 2nd half, based on the two goals of Fati and Arthur, the Catalan club went ahead and so, Barca fans thought to get the expected victory. But in the 81st minute, Osasuna got a spot-kick and Roberto Torres scored the 2nd goal. So, the match finished with a 2 – 2 goals draw.
Barcelona came to visit the Osasuna’s ground excluding Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele and they were suffered in the whole match. In the last week, Antoine Griezmann who scored two goals and an assist against Real Betis but against Osasuna, he was just a shadow. And also Barca’s defence seemed vulnerable. Considering all, Barca’s performance was more than very simple. After the match, Barca coach criticized his apprentices for ‘bad’ performance!
Ernesto Valverde was fiercely critical of his side after their 2-2 draw away to Osasuna, saying he could not understand why they did not try to kill off the game when they were leading 2-1https://t.co/yeij0nEpb6
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Ernesto Valverde clearly stated that Barcelona could not play well. And also not near as expected. They played the worst. Osasuna went ahead and Barcelona could not go near their goal post. In the 2nd half, Barcelona dominated the ground and also went ahead. The match was in the hand of the Catalan club but a strange penalty changed the game. So, Barcelona missed points. Barcelona cannot lose points in a match like that. On the ground, they should be more positive.
At the venue of Athletic Bilbao, the Spanish giants started the season by facing the defeat by a 1 – 0 goal and in the last week, they returned to the winning-streak by winning the match against Real Betis by a 5 – 2 goals. Now, came to the 3rd round, Messi’s Barca has been stumbled once again. By playing three matches, the title holder has gathered just 4 points.
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