Barcelona hosted the clash against Cadiz on Sunday, playing for more than they would have anticipated.
were defeated byLevante
with a 2-0 result on Saturday which gave the chasing clubs a chance to further close the gap.
scored the opening goal but failed to keep the lead asCadiz
pulled them level. Meanwhile,Real Madrid
vanquished Real Valladolid, earning three points as Atletico Madrid sit three points clear on top of theLa Liga
table. If Barcelona had sealed their victory, they would have been two points adrift of Real Madrid. Sevilla can climb ahead of Barca, should they win their clash against Osasuna on Monday.
Barcelona got off on the right foot, taking the lead in the first half, courtesy of the penalty gifted to them after Pedri was fouled. The Argentina international Lionel Messi stepped up and delivered. However, they made the mistake of conceding a penalty which resulted in a 1-1 draw.
said in an interview with
These kind of games have to be won, and we didn’t. It’s a missed opportunity after Atletico Madrid’s defeat, and it’s a great disappointment. We shouldn’t have let the two points have escaped. We’re disappointed, but I don’t like to blame individual players. We weren’t up to the task in attack and we should have defended differently.”