After drawing with Rayo Vallecano on Tuesday in a critical league encounter, Barcelona now finds themselves in an untenable position in the rankings.
The 90 minutes of play witnessed both sides give their best, and the score ended up being 2-1.
First Half of the match
Barcelona generated numerous chances in the opening minutes, making for an exciting start to the game. In the 18th minute, Ousmane Dembele scored the opening goal for the opposition, giving them the lead.
The advantage didn’t last long, though, as Antonio Luna of Rayo Vallecano equalized four minutes later with a perfectly placed header.
Both teams battled for control of the game for the remainder of the first half, with Barcelona controlling possession and Rayo Vallecano pressing hard on the counterattack. But neither team broke through, and the first half ended with a 1-1 tie.
Similar to the first half, neither team scored in the opening minutes of the second. In the 63rd minute, Sergi Roberto scored a perfectly placed header from a corner to give Barcelona the lead again.
The happiness was fleeting, though, as Alvaro Garcia’s close-range goal gave Rayo Vallecano an equalizer five minutes later.
Despite Barcelona’s best efforts to score the game-winning goal, Rayo Vallecano held on for a tense draw.
Detailed Match Analysis report
Barcelona’s performance was underwhelming, especially in the second half when they couldn’t increase their lead and end the game.
On the other hand, Rayo Vallecano showed great resilience and fighting spirit, matching Barcelona throughout the match.
Barcelona is now in third place in the league standings, trailing Real Madrid by three points in second place, even though Real Madrid still has a game remaining in the season.
With only three games left, Barcelona’s chances of winning the league are low, so they must rely on other results. All the best to teams to perform well in the upcoming matches.