FC Barcelona lost its away game to Levante by 3-1 on Saturday, Antoine Griezmann blamed Barcelona on “a bit of everything”
The Catalans have had some really bad spell in its away games. Though it has blown teams like Getafe and Eibar in its away game still has lost to teams like Granada and Bilbao this season. The last defeat ended Barca’s 6 match unbeaten record in LaLiga.
At the start of the season the last year’s champions were facing some huge problem in gathering points at the league table. Speculations and talks arouse after this but eventually with successive victories the team again secured the top position in the LaLiga Santander.
On Saturday, the team faced Levante at their home stadium to whom the Catalans faced 5-4 defeat last year. Things went well for Barcelona at the first half with 1-0 lead, but eventually in the second half the team saw 3 goals in quick succession in just 7 minutes of play.
Levante dominated the whole game and Barca stars like Messi, Griezmann could do nothing. Luis Saurez had to be replaced by Carlez Perez in the first half due to calf injury.
In the second half even though bringing on the 16 year wonder kid Ansu Fati, nothing could be done till the end. A goal by Messi was the only hope at the play approaching 80 minutes, but eventually was declared offside due to Griezmann.
The French Striker has acknowledged the fact that this was a team defeat which was to be blamed at. Griezmann played a crucial role in the wing as well as dropping into defense when the team needed him which eventually stopped Levante’s fast players to attack the Barca defense.
In the second half we saw Griezmann play as a CF alongside Messi with Fati and Perez as wingers. The quick consession of 3 goals has put Barca to question. Valverde’s side have struggled to keep clean sheet in this whole season in away games except against Getafe.
When the Frenchman was asked about the previous match, he said it could be different factors that eventually led to this brutal defeat.
As Luis Saurez is out for his injury Griezmann will play in his favorite Striker position against Slavia Prague next time out which will be Barca’s home game.
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