Ronald Koeman rips into Barcelona flops after historic loss to Cadiz leaves them three points above RELEGATION zone
6th December 2020

BARCELONA boss Ronald Koeman tore into his players after they lost to Cadiz for the first time since 1991 on Saturday.

The defeat leaves the Catalans just three points above the relegation zone and the Dutchman was furious after the game.

Alvaro Gimenez put the home side ahead on eight minutes before a Pedro Alcala own-goal 12 minutes into the second-half drew Barca level.

But ex-Manchester City man Alvaro Negredo gave Cadiz all three points just 44 SECONDS after coming off the bench when he tapped home from close range on 63 minutes.

And speaking after the game, Koeman, 57, fumed: "The defeat is difficult to explain.

"We've come here after some good games, but the first half wasn't good. We were better in the second half, but the way in which we lost was incredible.

"We lost due to an unexpected mistake that you cannot make. It came from not being focused.

"The attitude wasn't good tonight, and not just from the defenders.

"It's very hard to explain some of the goals that we've conceded. I think it might be because of a lack of concentration.

"We lack aggression without the ball. That might be why we concede. It's not easy to explain that second goal."

The Spanish press also had a field day with Barca eighth in the table on just 14 points after ten games.

Levante in 18th occupy the highest spot in the relegation zone on 11 points – just THREE behind the Catalan giants.

Mundo Deportivo's front page slammed Barca's 'fatal errors' and showed a dejected Lionel Messi and Frenkie de Jong.

Elsewhere, Sport showed Andre ter Stegen scratching his head with a headline that read: "Go blunder!"

And L'Esportiu's front page needed no translation as it simply said: "FIASCO."

The Catalans are now 12 points behind LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid.

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