Ebene News – FI – Barcelona vs Eibar Score: Ousmane Demebele’s goal saves disappointing draw for Barca without Messi

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Barcelona failed to make the jump to the top four with a 1-1 draw against Eibar in La Liga on Wednesday at Camp Nou Barcelona had just claimed a 3-0 win over Valladolid, dominating the game with Messi looking like to his former self Argentina captain was ruled out of the game against Eibar as a precaution due to injury

Manager Ronald Koeman deployed his squad in the same three-full-back lineup that led the victory against Valladolid, with some minor roster adjustments with Messi unavailable Antoine Griezmann replaced Messi and Firpo took to the start as a substitute Jordi Alba Meanwhile, Miralem Pjanić and Frenkie de Jong have been tasked with sorting things out in midfield for second game in a row

It was a poor first half for the Catalan side as they faced a side in the relegation battle at visiting Eibar Barcelona may have had the vast majority of possession but they ended up with little to show in front of goal and a failure to complete even in the most lucrative opportunities

The bad energy started early with a bit of chaos surrounding a penalty that was eventually awarded to Barca in the 7th minute Martin Braithwaite stepped up instead and threw the ball down and wide of the net to keep the aimless things

The Blaugrana would again have extra looks from Araujo and Braithwaite, but his goal was disallowed after an offside criticism Greizmann’s struggles continued for Barca as the team missed an opportunity to score a goal just before half-time, but his shot flowed right next to the net through yards of free space

A halftime replacement that brought Dembele for Dest meant all three full-backs were over as the team moved on to a conventional full-back Dembele’s impact was immediate as he would get a solid attempt within minutes after replacing

Griezmann would miss another chance to slide him right past the net, and a bad day at the office would get worse for Barca as Eibar would break the goal scoring the first in the 57th minute after Araujo was dispossessed by Kike for the purpose of Eibar

A sad mistake at the back of @FCBarcelona and KIKE leaps up to give @SDEibarEN the lead !! # BarcaEibar📺 – beIN SPORTS💻📱 – beIN SPORTS CONNECT: https: // tco / LRYa03w6yI picTwittercom / uag7ndYcOg

To their credit, Barcelona immediately tried to find an equalizer Reducing a goal led to more adjustments from the sidelines with the replacement of Griezmann and Pjanić and the insertion of Coutinho and Trincao

Coutinho would immediately make a link with Firpo who played a strong cross into the box for a Dembele at the end of a run to hit home service

Junior Firpo finds that OUSMANE DEMBELE and @FCBarcelona are on the same level as @SDEibarEN !! # BarcaEibar📺 – beIN SPORTS💻📱 – beIN SPORTS CONNECT: https: // tco / LRYa03w6yI picTwittercom / pZ8chziLBx

Dembele’s play on the ball would continue to inspire a more or less uninspired Barca side throughout the game, but performance ultimately fell short for the Catalans The home team would not manage to find the goal in advance and would have to settle for the point

The 1-1 draw means Barcelona failed to break into the top four before the transfer window The result means they drop a place, from fifth to sixth, as the team keep looking for answers and try to play as a more cohesive unit Barcelona will have the chance to build on their La Liga standings on Sunday, January 3 with a road game against Huesca at Estadio El Alcoraz

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Ebene News – FI – Barcelona vs Eibar Score: Ousmane Demebele’s goal saves a disappointing draw for Barça without Messi

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