FC Barcelona – La Liga First game without scoring for two months
Barcelona‘s failure to score at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan on Wednesday evening marked their first goalless game since December 8, when they lost 3-0 to Juventus at the Camp Nou. Since then, they’ve scored at least once in every outing.
The Catalans have played 16 times since that night between LaLiga Santander, the Champions League, the Copa del Rey, and the Supercopa de Espana, scoring in each.
Despite having three or four clear chances, and two falling the way of Lionel Messi, they weren’t able to find the net.
Even during that good run in front of goal, Ronald Koeman hasn’t stopped saying that his side have to be more effective and clinical with their chances. They tend to need a lot of chances before they score, which has presented them with some problems this season.
As a result, defensive errors have left them in trouble, as was seen on Wednesday.
“We got a result that we’re not happy with but there’s still the return leg and we can [come back],” Pedri said after the game.
Barcelona arrived in Seville with a number of injuries for Koeman to manage, meaning he had little to choose from during the game to make changes.
Riqui Puig and Francisco Trincao came on, as the Dutchman was reluctant to turn to the youth team players to help the cause.