Barcelona had to be content from point to point Grenade Saturday night, despite a lead so far in the 89th minute. But the Catalans aren’t able to enjoy a quiet working day these days, and they conceded late to lose two points.
Now the BlaugranaThe wait to break into Champions League places continues, and they will likely lose ground to rivals to place in the top four this season.
Barcelona cannot escape the drama. They are not able to cross the line, and it is no longer because of simple offensive instability of the absence of a punch in front of goal. Their defensive mistakes weigh heavily, as does their tendency to let go. Grenadethe leveler is going to be shown countless times by Xavi hernandez in the coming days.
At 38 and 247 years old, Dani Alves became the oldest Barcelona LaLiga Santander player. He’s obviously not the player he once was, but he can still make a difference. In his debut, he provided an assist as he had done five and a half years earlier in the last game of his first stint at the club. It should have been an assist for the game.
Few players cause more division than Ousmane Dembele. He wants a better renewal offer than the one proposed, but his performance is not sufficiently consistent to justify it. He was still poor on Saturday.
Barcelonainjury problems of Eric Garcia crash during the game to be replaced by Clement Lenglet, exit Xavi in a delicate situation before the Supercopa de Espana.
Xavi seems to have understood that it cannot happen Luuk de Jong, at least not while he’s without the rest of his attackers. The Dutchman is not a world drummer, but he is doing well in his role at the moment.
Gavi is on its way to becoming a great Barcelona player, and he’s showing he’s got a wicked side too, though he might have to tone that down. Returning from suspension, he was booked for his sixth yellow card of the season and the seventh quickly followed, seeing him sent off, leaving Barcelona in a troubled position which they conceded. Gavi must learn.
It’s a miracle that Gerard pique stayed in the field for 90 minutes. He should have received a red card.