Ebene News – UA – Barcelona vs Eibar: Blaugrana held to 1-1 draw without Lionel Messi

Barcelona title chances suffered another blow after a 1-1 draw with Eibar in a La Liga clash at Camp Nou on Tuesday Lionel Messi, who is recovering from an ankle injury, watched from the stands It was the eighth time in 15 appearances this season that the Catalan giants failed to win, leaving them sixth in the latest league standings Also Read – GRD vs VAL Dream11 team tips and prediction, La Liga: Soccer prediction tips for today’s Granada soccer match against Valencia on Wednesday December 30

Eibar took the lead in the 57th minute via Kike Garcia after the first half ended in a 0-0 deadlock Barcelona were quick to respond with Osumane Dembele equalizing 10 minutes later and thus saving a point for his team Also Read – ELC vs RM Dream11 Team Prediction La Liga 2020-21: captain, vice-captain and football tips for today’s Elche vs Real Madrid at Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero 2:00 AM IST December 31 Thursday

However, it was the hosts who could have taken the lead in the eighth minute when the referee awarded them a free kick penalizing Pedro Bigas for a foul on Araujo However, Martin Brathwaite missed the opportunity, sending his shot large Read also – Update from Lionel Messi Transfer News: ex-Barcelona president Laporta thinks he can convince him

Brathwaite then appeared to have given them the advantage later in the first half only for VAR to declare him offside

In another setback for Barca, Phil Coutinho hobbled off the pitch in added time with a suspected knee problem and as they had made their five substitutes they had to play with 10 men

Manager Ronald Koeman has admitted that the road to securing the La Liga title has become more difficult for his team now

“I am realistic, it will be very difficult to be champion”, said Koeman after the match “Nothing is impossible, but you have to recognize the gap Atletico seems to me very good, very strong, they don’t concede a lot of goals “

While the Dutchman said his side could easily have won the game, they sensed Messi’s absence

“In general terms we played well But individual mistakes cost us points We deserved to win, we did the right thing [Eibar] had only one shot on goal We created chances, but we didn’t score the penalty and then a defensive error… we played well, we worked hard and did enough to win, but it happens too often ”, he added.

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Ebene News – UA – Barcelona vs Eibar: Blaugrana held to 1-1 draw without Lionel Messi

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