Valverde accepts Barcelona boos as Catalans fail to fire in Champions League

Carrie Guzman
November 9, 2019

Lionel Messi almost won the game for the Spanish side with an unbelievable solo run in the first half as he went from midfield all the way to the top of the box, firing a lovely shot off the crossbar.

According to Kolar, several Barcelona players including Lionel Messi, just walked off the pitch and did not acknowledge the travelling Slavia Prague players, despite the big occasion for some of the team's stars.

Tuesday's clash was the first time the Catalans have failed to score at Camp Nou in all competitions since February 2018 - a run of 45 matches.

Messi also struck the top of the post in the first period following a thrilling solo charge from his own half and then teed up Arturo Vidal for a tap-in late in the game but the effort was ruled out for offside against the Argentine. "The results have not helped us out in these last few games, and when you chain two games together without winning at Barcelona, people want more as there are high demands".

"Three days ago we were in a great moment and three days later it seems that we have entered a pothole".

Barcelona lost 3-1 to Levante in La Liga on Saturday and coach Ernesto Valverde said: "We haven't been convincing, either on Saturday or today, and we know there is a lot of pressure now on the team". In football, everything happens very fast.

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Olayinka played the entire duration of the game as the Czech champions held Barcelona at Camp Nou to pick only their second point in the group F.

"Playing like this it's hard to see us winning the Champions League", said Barca defender Gerard Pique. "We do have to improve".

"I'd just ask the fans to show us some patience".

"We are not playing the best game, but both in League like in Champions We are in a good situation".

"We don't have any time to sit around and get anxious, we have to keep working and play every three days".

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