Without Messi, Barca stumbled again in La Liga

Barcelona could not start the new season of La Liga so well but in their inaugural match, they tested their first defeat. They could not start like the champion. And now, Without Messi, Barca stumbled again in La Liga! Yes, it is a bit of shocking news for the Barca fans, is not it?

To keep the La Liga throne, Barcelona started their journey in the new season and now, they have stumbled again. After two seasons, Osasuna returned to the main competition in Spain but against the current champion, they made a draw. It is a good achievement for a newborn team.

At the opponent’s home venue, Barcelona made a draw by a 2 – 2 goals. They went behind by the goal of Roberto Torres and at the beginning of the 2nd half, Fati and Arthur led the team Barca ahead of the home team. But in the end, the Spanish champion conceded one more goal and so, the team of Ernesto Valverde lost points.

In the competition of La Liga, Barcelona failed to win consecutive four matches at their away venue. In the new season of La Liga, Barca started by facing the defeat against Athletic Bilbao by a 1 – 0 goal and in the 2nd round, They beat Real Betis by a 5 – 2 goals.

Due to the injury, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele were not in the squad. So, the new signing French star Antoine Griezmann played the main role but could not save the team like the last match. He scored two goals against Real Betis but against Osasuna, he was quite dim.

In the first half, Barcelona dominated the ground obviously could not create any clear chance. The starting of the new match was not good for the titleholder. Osasuna went ahead at the beginning when they got the first chance. From the right side, teammate made the cross and the Spanish midfielder Torres led the team ahead. Against Real Betis, the apprentices of Valverde conceded the first goal too.

At the beginning of the 2nd half, Barca coach changed Nelson Semedo and grounded the young talent Fati. Just five minutes later, Fati proved that the coach did the right thing. Perez made the cross and Fati head it to the net.

In the 64th minute of the game, Perez played a vital role when Barca’s 2nd goal was scored by Arthur. Within three minutes, Osasuna got two good chances but against Ter Stegen, they could not find the net. But in the 81st minute of the game, Osasuna got a penalty and found the net.