?Barcelona have thrown qualification from Group F wide open after drawing to beat Czech outfit Slavia Praha at the Camp Nou, failing to win for the second time in just four days following Saturday’s 3-1 loss at Levante.
It was a slow start from the hosts and Slavia Praha actually had the best chances in the opening 10 minutes, offering problems on the counter-attack by using the pace of
Nicolae Stanciu saw a goal-bound deflected away from Marc-André ter Stegen’s
Key Talking Point
Last month’s 2-1 win at Slavia Praha – where the hosts had 24 shots to Barcelona’s 13 – was clearly still fresh in the mind of Ernesto Valverde’s side, while another defeat against Levante on Saturday left
Ter Stegen (6); Semedo (7), Pique (6), Lenglet (7), Alba (6); de Jong (7), Busquets (6), Vidal (6), Messi (7), Griezmann (6), Dembele (5).
Substitutes: Roberto (7), Fati (6), Rakitic (6).
There’s little doubt that Slavia Praha’s
lenglet is one of the best cb’s in the world
— ??? ?????? (@Falanzii) November 5, 2019
Lenglet broke the defense but what does griezmann do. Make the wrong decision yet again.
— Man Like Ale (@LidoAlessandro) November 5, 2019
I have never seen a Barcelona team this bad, Lenglet and Messi the only ones playing okay?
— ? (@ASMZandar) November 5, 2019
The player who touched the ball the most, Pique, Lenglet and Busquets. ?
— DM for it. (@SaudadeFutbol) November 5, 2019
Gerard Piqué and
Kolar (8); Coufal (7), Kudela (7), Frydrych (6), Boril (5); Sevcik (7), Soucek (7), Traore (6), Stanciu (7); Masopust (6), Olayinka (8).
Substitutes: Tecl (5), Husbauer (6), Provod (N/A).
Barcelona will look for a huge improvement in their performance when they walk back out at the Camp Nou this weekend against Celta de Vigo, before most first-team players head off for international duty.
For more from Ben Carter, follow him on Twitter!