Real Madrid Were Handed The Advantage In The Spanish Title Race On Friday Night As Barcelona Dropped Two Points Against Sevilla
Real Madrid were handed the advantage in the Spanish title race on Friday night as Barcelona dropped two points against Sevilla.
‘It's not in our hands anymore,' said a down in the mouth Gerard Pique.
‘I think it's going to be very difficult for us to win this league.' Pushed on what seemed like an insinuation that decisions were going against Barcelona and for http://www.wiki-peps.fr/mediawiki/index.php/Messi_apos;to_Begin_Talks_With_Barcelona_Over_New_Contract_This_Month_apos; Real Madrid he was asked to elaborate.
‘Seeing what we have seen in these last two rounds of games, it's going to be very difficult to win La Liga,' he said.
Was it a reference to Valencia's goal against Madrid the previous night, ruled out for offside against Maxi Rodriguez? Or was it just frustration at 90 minutes spent trying to break down a stubborn Sevilla defence?
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Pique spent the last 20 minutes as an auxiliary centre-forward but more often than not he was waiting for crosses that never came as the ball was played to Artur wide right only for the substitute to continually check back and play a pass inside.
Barcelona coach Quique Setien had gambled on leaving Antoine Griezmann on the bench and playing Martin Braithwaite but the Danish international fared no better than the Frenchman, working hard but seeing little of the ball.
Luis Suarez started the game and would play his first 90 minutes since his knee operation but he also had no joy in front of goal
Luis Suarez goes for goal as Barca struggle to breach a stubborn Sevilla defence
Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos sees his effort saved by Barca goalkeeper Andre ter Stegen
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