Barcelona’s defeat in the Supercopa de Espana clash against Athletic Bilbao came as quite a shock to the club. However, they tried to get back on their feet beating UE Cornella in the Copa del Rey. Although it wasn’t accomplished through grace, Ronald Koeman’s side delivered with persistence and courage.
were set to faceElche
in theLa Liga
this afternoon. Although it has been their seventh match away, they were still pushing for their fourth win in a row.
Barcelona vanquished Elche with a thumping 2-0 result which helped them climb the table to third place and seven points adrift of the current titleholdersAtletico Madrid
Ronald Koeman was delighted with his side’s performance.
Very happy with how we have won,
” he said. “
We’ve had many games in the last few days and we’ve been very focused
We were superior to the opposition, we were patient, we stole balls. It was difficult to score because they had a lot of people behind the ball, but we pressed well.
“They had only one chance and it was because of a big defensive mistake, but [Marc-Andre] ter Stegen was very good in the one-on-one. We’re lucky to have a great goalkeeper, because they could have equalised. The best thing about today was our pressing and our play without the ball. We’re just winners.”
De Jong and Riqui Puig helped their side seal the three points.