An apathetic Barcelona fell to Osasuna and saw Madrid celebrate


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An apathetic Barcelona fell to Osasuna and saw Madrid celebrate

Those of Quique Setién did not know how to generate danger beyond what Lionel Messi did. With the defeat culé, Real Madrid stayed with La Liga.

Barcelona received Osasuna with the obligation to win at the Camp Nou to put pressure on Real Madrid and see if he could stretch the definition of The league at least until the weekend, although a victory for the whites against Villarreal sentenced the tournament regardless of the outcome of the Catalans.

Four points down and with six to play, the Blaugranas’ chances were few, and although he dominated the ball from the beginning, an early goal by Osasuna at 15 of the first half made things difficult for Quique Setien’s men. José Arnaiz brilliantly finished a great against those of Pamplona – who do not fight for anything – and put the partial 1-0 for the visit.

Barça, without Luis Suárez as an entrance, appealed to what little they showed in the Setién stage: Lionel Messi. But the Argentine crack will be the best player in the world but he still needs some company, and this apathetic Barcelona without ideas does not provide it, something that was clear throughout the season and also this Thursday. A free kick and a couple of individual plays by the Argentine, what little the local generated in the first half.

After the break, the Catalans came out with another attitude, even Messi could match him but his goal was canceled out of play. Setién decided to send Luis Suárez and Arturo Vidal to the field to try to reverse the situation, and the entry of both paid off instantly: the Chilean put together a play associating with his teammates, the Uruguayan received in the crescent and when he wanted to turn to facing the bow was knocked down. Messi took charge of the foul and nailed it to the corner to equalize the actions at minute 60.

Suárez himself was able to overtake the locals but his goal, after a great definition, was correctly canceled due to an advanced position. From there it was the same movie: Barcelona with the ball in the opposite field but not knowing what to do to break the Osasuna defense, who also took advantage of a counter at minute 94 to finish taking the three points to Pamplona.

The defeat of Barcelona, ​​and the triumph of Real Madrid against Villarreal, meant the celebration of La Liga for those of Zinedine Zidane, who started running after the Blaugranas on the return to activity after the stoppage due to the coronavirus pandemic and ended up snatching him the title to those of Quique Setién, who was greatly weakened for the future. Will he still be in the club for the Champions League?

Photo: LLUIS GENE / AFP via Getty Images


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