‘Neither Tiki Nor Taka!’: Spanish Press Lash Unto Barcelona Again After Another Lacklustre Display

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After a dreadful goalless draw with Cadiz on Thursday night – their third game without a win – the front pages of Spain’s sports publications made for uneasy reading for Barcelona.

With 25 minutes remaining, Frenkie de Jong was sent off, and under-pressure coach Ronald Koeman was sacked for dissent in the final moments. Memphis Depay was guilty of squandering many decent opportunities as they dropped to seventh place in LaLiga, seven points behind leaders Real Madrid.

On Friday morning, sympathy from the press was scarce, with Marca taunting them with the headline ‘Neither Tiki nor Taki,’ a reference to their legendary playing style. ‘Barcelona is in freefall and incapable of overcoming Cadiz,’ they say, slamming Barca’s weak first-half effort in particular.

The cover of Diario AS features a melancholy Koeman with the title ‘Agony.’ On Friday morning, sympathy from the press was scarce, with Marca taunting them with the headline ‘Neither Tiki nor Taki,’ a reference to their legendary playing style.

‘Barcelona is in freefall and incapable of overcoming Cadiz,’ they say, slamming Barca’s weak first-half effort in particular.

The cover of Diario AS features a melancholy Koeman with the title ‘Agony.’

Source: Daily Mail

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