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FC Barcelona ends the calendar year at number 6 in La Liga. Koeman’s side dropped 9 points at home this season. Barca is 7 points behind the league leader Atletico Madrid, while Atletico has 2 games in hand too. It was an easy game for FC Barcelona to win against a small team. Messi was out of the squad due to injury. Barca went into the ground with Braithwaite in front, Pedri and Antoine Griezmann in support. Barca opted for the 3-4-2-1 formation.
The Catalonian club needs every single point and they can't afford to lose points this season as they are already on number 6. Barca sacked Setein and signed Koeman this season. But the team performance is getting worse every game this season.
Barcelona board kicked out Luis Suarez, and he joined Atletico Madrid. Martin Braithwaite joined the club and took the number 9 shirt. Barcelona won a penalty when Eibar’s defender made a challenge on Ronald Araujo. Braithwaite steps forward to take the penalty. Dmitrovic guessed it right, but the shot was off target. Then in the 27th minute, Braithwaite scored a brilliant goal but his right foot was offside. VAR canceled the goal. the first half finished 0-0. The first substitution was made at the start of the second half when Ousmane Dembele replaced Dest. Araujo made a defensive error and Kike who scored an amazing curler against Real Madrid took the advantage and put the ball in the back of the net.
It's a mistake from me, one I can't afford to make," Araujo told reporters. "It was a lack of concentration from me, and these are mistakes we cannot afford to make.
"It's a shame for us we weren't able to get the three points as we needed and wanted them."
In the 67th minute, Junior Firpo cut a brilliant ball towards the right-wing and Ousmane Dembele scored it. The match ended as a 1-1 draw and Barca lost points. Barca seems to be out of the La Liga race.
Koeman said: "We deserved to win, we did enough. They had one shot on target. We made changes, but we didn't score the penalty and then we make a mistake in defense.
"We did well, we worked hard and did enough to win, but this is happening to us a lot. In the first half, we had problems bringing the ball out from the back, we didn't fine players between the lines.
"Maybe it was the fear of taking the risk. But once again, a game where we create a lot but don't take our chances."
Koeman missed Messi otherwise result would be different. Barca will face PSG in the knockout stages, and with this form, it doesn't seem Barcelona would cross this hurdle.