La Liga: Despite Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona sank

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Despite a free kick by Lionel Messi, Barça sank at home against Osasuna (2-1) … With a behavior of Sergio Busquets very strange on the 2nd opposing goal. The Blaugrana therefore officially see the Madrilenians regain their throne in Spain.


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.

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