Barcelona have not been able to end an eventful week with a victory. In the first match after the dismissal of Ronald Koeman, Barcelona could not distance themselves from Alaves: 1-1. Barcelona remains in the middle bracket.
The Barcelona fans were able to warm themselves to the play of the youngsters Gavi (17) and Nico (19) in midfield less than 72 hours after the dismissal of Ronald Koeman. Barcelona were boss, but they couldn’t score before half-time.
Just after the break, though: Memphis Depay pulled out with a lovely curl towards the top corner and the 1-0 blinked on the scoreboard in Camp Nou. But the home side could not enjoy that lead for long.
Luis Rioja cut through Barça’s defense and Joselu’s wonderful heel kicked him on his way to 1-1. Barcelona did everything they could to avoid a third consecutive game without a win, but that didn’t work: 1-1.
With the 1 in 9, Barcelona does not get out of the middle bracket. An extra downer was the injury for Sergio Aguero. The Argentine attacker was injured just before half time and was unable to continue. Hopefully for Barcelona the damage is not too bad.