LaLiga week 12
Betis Sevilla scored four goals at Camp Nou and got important and unexpected three points as they return to Andalusia. Barcelona did not play a very good game and conceded too many chances that cost them the game.
The Catalans saw Messi scored his 10th goal in the League but the defensive assignments were not respected. This is the first home loss for Barça since 2016. And for the coach, it was his first home defeat ever with the club. It puts an end to a 42 games unbeaten streak at home.
Coach Valverde reacts on the surprising home loss:
“We didn’t play well in the first half. And we just couldn’t work our way back into the game.”
We’d been on a good run. But we didn’t start this game well at all. There was something generally missing. We upped the intensity in the second half, and managed to create a lot more than we were doing before.
It’s still nice to be going into the international break as leaders, but we always expect a lot more of ourselves. This season’s Liga is turning out to be very competitive and today was a reminder of how hard it is to win games.”