FC Barcelona lost (2-1) Saturday on the lawn of Real Madrid. Barça coach Ronald Koeman assessed the Blaugranas’ chances of finishing as Spanish champions.
Barça still beaten by Real Madrid
For the first time since the 2007-2008 season, Real Madrid have won twice in one season against FC Barcelona. On Saturday, the Merengues dominated Barça at home (2-1) during the 30th day of La Liga. Of a Madjer, Karim Benzema (13th) opened the scoring for the Merengues. On a free kick, Toni Kroos (28th) sealed the victory of his family. Despite the reduction in the score of Oscar Mingueza (60th), the Blaugranas have not managed to return to the score. Following his victory, the Madrid club alone takes the lead in the championship and leads Barcelona and Atlético by just one point. Reason why Ronald koeman believes his team can still win the title by the end of the season.
Koeman still keen for the La Liga title
“We proved that we were up to it, that we were fighting. We lost a match against an opponent who is also fighting for the La Liga title, but we have 8 days left. Each match will be important and we will fight to the end, ”said the Dutch technician after the meeting. The Barça coach noted the shortcomings of his team in the face of his nemesis. “We didn’t defend well in the first period. Our last passes were not good, we managed to reach players like Pedri and Leo [Messi] between the lines, but we did not know how to create the danger. They defended well, and took advantage of their speed in front. But defensively, once again, we were not good in the first period, ”lamented Ronald Koeman.