Spanish giants Barcelona are struggling to recover from a poor start, losing their second game in six on Wednesday. Diego Simeone’s Rayo Vallecano have had the upper hand so far this season and look set for another victory against them at the Camp Nou tonight.
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Barcelona were defeated 1-0 by Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday, with Memphis Depay missing a penalty as Radamel Falcao’s fourth goal of the season added to the pressure on coach Ronald Koeman.
Barca has yet to win away from Camp Nou this season, and they are now in ninth place in LaLiga after ten games, four points behind Rayo, who have won five of their last five home games since returning to the top division in the summer.
In the 30th minute, veteran striker Falcao scored the game’s sole goal, turning inside Gerard Pique after Sergio Busquets had given the ball away. When Memphis was hauled down in the area in the 72nd minute, Barca had a perfect opportunity to grab a point, but Stole Dimitrievski saved the Dutchman’s penalty.
Nico Gonzalez, a teenage midfielder who made his first appearance since being brought out at halftime of Barcelona’s defeat to Atletico Madrid on Oct. 2, put up a strong effort. Sergio Aguero, who made his debut start for the club, also played 90 minutes and showed indications of becoming effective this season.
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Barca haven’t won a game away from home this season in any league, and haven’t scored on the road since Memphis’ goal against Athletic Bilbao in August. That is inexcusable for a club of their caliber that should be vying for the championship.
Individual errors, like as Busquets’ goal, underperforming individuals, such as Pique and Philippe Coutinho, and a total lack of ideas are all present. Is there any kind of mechanism in place? Do they have the ability to press? What are your thoughts on tactics?
Manager’s score out of ten
4 — Even though Busquets’ error and Memphis’ missed penalty were not exactly his fault, Koeman must once again shoulder the blame. In terms of adjustments and tactics, there was a total lack of inventiveness in the second half, and his career is coming to an end after only four victories in ten league games.
Those are rated on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best and players inserted after 70 minutes receiving no rating.
GK ter Stegen, Marc-Andre, 6 — The German goalkeeper performed well, scooping up and making a couple of straightforward stops. Couldn’t do anything about Falcao’s excellent goal.
DF Sergi Roberto, 6 years old — Before going off in the second half, he returned to the side at right-back and didn’t do anything wrong.
DF 5 — Gerard Pique Falcao turned him over too easily for the opener, and he was subsequently booked for a challenge on the Colombian forward. The defense had a terrible night.
DF Eric Garcia, 6 years old — Even if the same cannot be said for Barcelona, the former Manchester City centre-back has found some form in recent games.
DF Jordi Alba, 6 years old — At times, he posed a danger on the left flank, resulting in a handful of opportunities.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 • Mallorca vs. Sevilla (1 p.m. ET) • Vallecano vs. Barça (1 p.m. ET) • Valencia vs. Real Betis (2 p.m. ET) • Tottenham vs. Burnley (2.45 p.m. ET) • Gladbach vs. Bayern Munich (2.45 p.m. ET) • Brighton vs. Leicester (2.45 p.m. ET) • Liverpool vs. Preston (2.45 p.m. ET) • Brentford vs. Stoke City (2.45 p.m. ET) • Man City vs. West Ham (2.45 p.m. ET) • Osasuna vs. Real Madrid (3.30 p.m. ET)
Memphis Depay, FW, 5 — Dest had an excellent opportunity after hitting the side netting with an early attempt, but he missed a second-half penalty. Since August, he has gone ten games without scoring from open play for his team.
FW Sergio Aguero, 6 years old — On his debut start, he performed well. I set up Gavi late in stoppage time and worked on a couple of shooting opportunities.
Yusuf Demir, FW, 5 — After going on in the second half, he seemed cautious, reluctant to take on guys as he did in preseason.
MF N/R Gavi, N/R Gavi, N/R Gavi, N/R The 17-year-old was given a much-needed break, but after superb work by Aguero, he came off the bench to miss his side’s last opportunity of the game.
N/R FW Luuk de Jong — As Koeman became desperate, he made a late appearance. When goalie Dimitrievski was caught in no man’s land, he had a good opportunity from distance, but he could only hit the top of the net.
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