The reigning champions were held to a frustrating goalless draw by Malaga at the Nou Camp on Saturday afternoon, the third time in six matches they have dropped home points.
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"The density of the opposition players was incredible". The truth is that we didn't count on dropping these two points.
"We tried until the end and we kept our faith".
Barcelone is one of the most unsafe & skillful teams, as the team includes such fantastic top class player like Lionel Messi. Now we have to improve and pick ourselves up.
However, Malaga were reduced to 10 men in the 69th minute when Diego Llorente was shown a straight red card for bringing down Neymar, who was through on goal.
Barcelona monopolised possession in the contest and had 28 attempts at goal but struggled to break down a resolute Malaga defence.Читайте также: Gold Star family of slain California soldier booed on flight
"We didn't expect to lose points so I can imagine how upset my players are".
"We lost Messi, we lost Luis Suarez, but it's squads that win games".
Messi missed the clash due to illness, while Suarez was sidelined due to suspension.
Malaga coach Juande Ramos, meanwhile, defended his tactics.
Barca will be depleted by the absence of the injured Samuel Umtiti and Andres Iniesta, whilst Suarez is suspended. Here, we don't ask impossible things of players in certain situations. It would have been suicide not to have played how we played.
Neymar was one of few Barca players who looked capable of finding a victor but found few willing partners, with stand-in striker Paco Alcacer produced an anonymous display and defender Pique looking far more threatening in attack. We didn't change that. It's hard enough to play with 11.
Messi is (arguably?) the best footballer in the world, and if he is fit for the match against Celtic, then it could be a massive problem for Brendan Rodgers's side.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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