Things Get Worse For Barcelona After the Departure of Messi in La Liga

Things Get Worse For Barcelona After the Departure of Messi in La Liga

Akan Anwankwo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM
  • Barcelona have been miserable all season without their former talisman Lionel Messi following their draw at Cadiz
  • Frenkie de Jong was shown a straight red card as Ronaldo Koeman's men struggled to hit the new campaign running
  • Cadiz fans were chanting "Where's Lionel Messi" outside the stadium before the game as Barca were held to a disappointing draw

Barcelona are currently struggling in La Liga following their 0-0 scoreline with Cardiz as pressure has continued to mount in Ronald Koeman, Sport Bible, ESPN FC.

The Dutchman's side has been finding it difficult to cope with the absence of Lionel Messi in his squad La Blaugrana have only managed to win two games this season.

Things get worse for Barcelona after the departure of Messi in La Liga
Barcelona have been struggling to hit top form since the departure of Lionel Messi. Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto
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Barca's disappointing performance in the game

Memphis Depay missed a couple of glaring chances and the sum the disappointing night up, Frenkie de Jong was shown a red card for a dangerous tackle.

To matters worse for Barca, Cadiz fans were chanting "Where's Lionel Messi" outside the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla before the game.

Koeman's men have scored just eight goals this season, same as Real Madrid's Karim Benzema has managed in the league this season.

The result leaves Barcelona in eighth position having played just five games this campaign which the match against Sevilla is still pending.

Fans were not happy with the performance of their team who were dreaded during the years of Messi in the squad.

One fan said:

"I've been watching Barca through on through since 2008, and I can comfortably say that this is the worst Barca I have ever seen. Terrible."

The second fan was not happy with Koeman's performances with the team so far

"I outlasted Valverde, I outlasted Quiqué and I'll outlast you too, Dutchman"

Barcelona striker Oshoala begs for forgiveness after loss to South Africa

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Nigeria's Super Falcons were stunned by their South African counterparts in the maiden edition of the Aisha Buhari Cup this month.

The Bayana Bayana claimed a 4-2 triumph over the host team at the newly refurbished Mobolaji Johnson Stadium on Tuesday to claim the title.

Oshoala has now sent an apology note to all Nigerians through her official Instagram page after the country's women national team let them down.

“Yesterday's defeat still hurts I must confess, it was a disappointment from all of us. As the captain of the team, I’m indeed sorry because we did not fight hard enough."
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