— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 16, 2020
If all eyes were on the capital, Barça wanted – and should – give themselves the right to believe in it. Lionel Messi’s teammates had to do the job against a team, Osasuna, who had nothing left to play. But this team has long been caught in the carpet, once again, as if to symbolize the evils of its season in a game. It was even the visitors who walked past after a counter-incisor concluded with a perfect volley by José Arnaiz in a quarter of an hour of play (0-1, 16th).
Still also borrowed collectively – and this time deprived of Antoine Griezmann, whose season is over -, the Blaugrana still had to rely on the inevitable Lionel Messi to try to save the furniture. The Argentinian first touched wood in the first period on a stopped phase (22nd), before finding the fault on a new free kick, closer, a wrapped shot which he has the secret (1-1 , 62e). But even by finishing the game in numerical superiority after the expulsion of Gallego (77th), the Blaugrana lost on the wire after a goal by Roberto Torres in the stoppages (1-2, 90th + 4). Barça will therefore not end up unbeaten in Camp Nou. A terrible outcome for a team at the end of the cycle. The defending champion lacked too many ingredients to keep his crown against his rival.