Barcelona Held As Under-Koeman Sent Off

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The pressure on Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman increased as his team was held to a frustrating goalless draw at lowly Cadiz.

Due to Frenkie de Jong’s red card, the visitors were reduced to ten men for the final 25 minutes, with Koeman being sent off in the dying seconds for dissent.

Barcelona has won just two of their last five La Liga games, raising questions over Koeman’s future. Memphis Depay came the closest for Barcelona, but he missed a field goal from just yards away.

After two harsh yellow cards for De Jong in the first four minutes after the half, Cadiz created multiple late chances to win the game, despite defending deep for the duration of the game.

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique: “When I said ‘it is what it is’, it’s because we’ve got four absentees up top.

“I also said we’d end up competing. I’m not wearing the Barca shirt to come second or third. I’m here to win titles and I’m absolutely convinced, despite the start we’ve made, we’ll compete. We need the fans to stay with us.”

Source: BBC Sport

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