Barcelona suffered their first loss under the leadership of their new coach, Kiki Sitten, who led the team in the third game since his succession to Ernesto Valverde earlier this month.
Barcelona is threatened with losing the top of the Spanish league to its historic rival, Real Madrid, where the balance of the Catalan club stopped at 43 points, with a goal difference only of the royal club, which meets today his host Valladolid.
Valencia’s first goal came with a false shot from Jordi Alba in the 48th minute, then Maxi Gomez added Valencia’s second goal in the 77th minute.
After the defeat, things are complicated with Kiki Sittin after only three games as coach of Barcelona, the Catalan club falling at the Mestalla stadium for the first time since February 2007. The confrontation with Valencia was the first real test for Barcelona in the third match led by their new coach.
After suffering in his first two matches as coach of Barcelona – when he barely beat Granada 1-0 in the league, then after Ibiza of the third degree 2-1 – the situation of the former coach of Betis has gotten worse, especially since his team will give up the La Liga lead for Real Madrid in the event of a tie or victory with their host Valladolid this day.
Sittin admitted the failure, saying his team “was downright bad in the first half, and we allowed them to come out with four or five counter-attacks. We have to assess a lot of things that happened in the first half. .. there are things that players translate incorrectly, or we don’t explain them well (As a training crew). “
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