Barcelona continue to drop points, this time drawing 2-2 at home to Valencia in what was another bizarre match for Ronald Koeman’s side.
Barcelona were poor in the first half, and found themselves lucky to be level at the break, but following Ronald Araújo’s early second half strike, the Catalans largely dominated the game, and should have scored more goals. Eventually, Koeman’s side were punished, and leave with only 1 point this afternoon.
More questions will be asked of coach Ronald Koeman, especially for his bizarre substitution in the second half, as he subbed on Clément Lenglet for Philippe Coutinho when Barça most needed a goal.
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Barcelona return to La Liga action and take on Huesca on Monday night at the Camp Nou in a crucial match in the La Liga title race. With Atlético Madrid dropping points to Getafe on Saturday, Koeman’s side have the chance to reduce the gap at the top to just four points with victory against Huesca.
Barcelona will know the importance of such a clash in the title race, and must ensure that all three points are won in what could turn out to be a tricky test at the Camp Nou. Pacheta’s Huesca have been improving of late and are a fun side to watch. So Ronald Koeman must ensure he selects a strong Barcelona side in order to wrap up an imperative victory.
Players such as Junior Firpo, Ilaix Moriba and Francisco Trincão will all be looking for starting spots tomorrow. But it will be Ronald Koeman who decides what side to select as Barcelona must look to keep relentlessly winning matches in La Liga.