Three talking points from Barcelona 3-3 Granada | La Liga

The Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys saw six goals, a roller coaster of emotions and some absurd individual brilliance last night when Barcelona took on Granada in La Liga. Ultimately, the game ended in a draw, staying in line with the Catalans club’s poor form this season.

Lamine Yamal recorded a stunning brace on the night and was helped by a goal from Robert Lewandowski to take Barcelona’s tally to three. The visitors also put as many balls past Marc-Andre ter Stegen, however, with Ricard Sanchez, Facundo Pellistri, and Ignasi Miquel all getting on the scoreboard.

The two dropped points mean Barcelona are ten points behind Real Madrid in La Liga, which all but seals their exit from the title race. It may still be mathematically possible, but to consider it even a remote possibility given the team’s form would require an absurd level of delusion.

Barça Universal brings you three talking points from Barcelona 3-3 Granada.

The curse continues

Barring the 30 minutes after Lamine Yamal’s opener on the night, Barcelona were perpetually either chasing a deficit or struggling to stay on level terms against Granada. At no point in the game did they boast of any kind of lead, and the draw is kind on Xavi’s men.

Yet, that has been the theme whenever the two sides have taken to the field against each other in recent times. The Blaugranas are under some kind of curse when it comes to facing Granada, by which they simply cannot lead or win outright against them.

Last night’s draw was the fourth consecutive stalemate between the two Spanish sides. In the 2021-22 season, Barcelona recorded two 1-1 draws against Los Nazaries.

The opposition were subsequently relegated to the second division from where they fought valiantly and returned to La Liga this season, and once again have drawn both games against the Blaugranas.

To salvage only two of a possible six points against La Liga’s 19th-placed team who have lost 15 of their 24 games to date is only a testament to…


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Author : Adithya Eshwarla

Publish date : 2024-02-12 08:51:42

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