Barcelona conceded two embarrassing goals as they suffered a shock 2-1 defeat by Cadiz in the La Liga on Saturday, prompting coach Ronald Koeman to criticize his players’ position.
The Catalan team was late in the eighth minute, when Oscar Minguisza headed the ball towards his team’s goal, although goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen received the ball Cadiz Striker Alvaro Jimenez helped him cross the line.
Barcelona equalized with a lucky goal in the 57th minute when Pedro Alcala turned a Jordi Alba cross into the net, confusing his wonderful goalkeeper, Jeremiah Ledesma, who was moving away from Barcelona.
Cadiz regained their lead after six minutes, but thanks to a blunder from Ter Stegen, who fired the ball against Alvaro Negredo, and the veteran striker followed suit to dribble it into the empty net.
Barcelona’s fourth defeat of the season left Barcelona seventh in the standings with 14 points after 10 matches and Koeman’s team failed to win their last four away matches.
“It’s unbelievable that we lost because of a goal like this, it’s a mistake you don’t expect this team to make. It shows that we weren’t focused,” Koeman said.
“The situation was not good tonight. I’m very disappointed.”
Cadiz, who scored his first victory at home since his return to the first division, led to fifth place with 18 points. Andalusians He also beat Real Madrid, Champion, 1-0 away earlier in the season.
Lionel Messi lived a frustrating night despite the Barcelona captain resting to win the Champions League at Ferencvaros in the middle of the week and was repeatedly thwarted by Ledesma against Cádiz.
Lydisma also sent off a stinging shot from Miralem Pjanic late and a close shot by Antoine Griezmann. Cadiz should have kept the match out of Barcelona’s reach when Bobby Adecani raced towards goal without a showdown but failed to beat Ter Stegen.
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