Following a temporary break from the action, much was expected from Barcelona against Granada last night, especially with Real Madrid running away with the title as league leaders.
However, struggling to live up to expectations, Barcelona dropped the ball last night, with the Catalan giants drawing 3-3 at the Lluis Companys Olympic Stadium.
Despite creating some threatening chances till the very end and equalizing through Lamine Yamal’s golazo in the 80th minute, the Catalan giants failed to get over the line.
Considering Barça’s delicate position in the league standings, missing out on the all-important three points understandably weighed heavily on fans and players alike.
President Joan Laporta in particular took the draw to heart, with exasperation overflowing at the full-time whistle.
Laporta could not contain his anger
Indeed, according to Esport3, Barcelona president Joan Laporta was furious after the match against Granada.
Annoyed with the fact that the team drew in what was considered a pivotal game in the hunt for La Liga, Laporta was seen shouting and throwing pastry plates out of the presidential box at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys.
Laporta has never shied away from expressing his passion for the club, but based on the aforementioned information, it is safe to say his normally composed demeanour shattered after the game.
While there is still ample time before the season reaches an end, overcoming the gap between them and league leaders Real Madrid has only become more toilsome.
The Merengues lead by a whopping 10 points, and the reactions of Laporta to the unfortunate draw indicate the difficulties Barcelona now faces in having a shot at retaining their crown.
Still, in the post-match conference, Xavi claimed the league is not lost by any means, and they will work hard to make amends.
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Author : Shahraiz Sajjad
Publish date : 2024-02-12 08:30:34
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