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I don't understand this sentiment everytime Barca looses there is this talk that their defence is poor or "Barca don't have a defence". Aren't Barca just like any big teams that will be scored upon and will loose one or two games here and there?
BTW this is what BBC posted on their facebook page :p

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Messi was awesome yesterday. He ran rings around both Motta and Matuidi(they were bossing the midfield). He was the last player I expected to be at 100% since he played every minutes of every game since the start of the season and he didn't have a rest. Had his teammates played at theirs standards he would have had an even better night.
Though i'm disappointed with yesterdays result but this defeat can prove blessing in disguise , I hope Enrique learn from this defeat and try to sort out our flaws so we don't face disappointments later in the season .

Also while reviewing yesterdays result one should also remember that PSG had very bad start to season and most od the report prior to match pointed that in case of defeat this could have been blanc last match as PSG manager , so the extra pressure and urge worked in their favor while we imo got complacent at back because of our good start .
It's really simple. It was a must win game for PSG and Blanc. They played like it was a CL's final whilst we played like it was another group stage match. We were never going to win this because we weren't mentally prepared to face an extra motivated PSG on their own turf! That reminds me our remontada against AC Milan a couple of season ago. So maybe we could have snatched a draw with less mistakes but that was always going to be difficult.

Xavi isn't in Lucho plan but I think he should reconsider playing him in big games. He ain't an handicap like some seem to suggest. He still offer that composure under pressure and the ability to dictate the pace of the game that Rakitic can't provide against top teams. He made a huge difference when he came in.
In other new Roma snatch a crucial point from city at etihad , i remember fans here on FT laughing when i said that this roma team can top beat city for that 2nd spot and perhaps can win the group from bayern
marcelo bielsa could teach our team a thing or two about pressing like the old days..

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We pressed but not as a unit :/
Masch was one of the Best DM in the WC. He was the pillar of Argentina that made it to the Finals. If Higs or Messi or even Palacio had scored Mash would have been a WC champion. He did his part. I dont know Y Lucho is not using one of the BEST DM in the world?
Ok, so we lost, and our defense well ehh. Halof of the team, definitely played poorly. Ter Stegan, maybe he could have done better on the day, he is still in progression. The 2 men men that stood out as great was iniesta, and messi. All in all, we have failed our first test. But it does set up a showdown between PSG and Barca for the likely winner takes the group in the last game of the group stages. We will have another chance at them.
I wasn't to happy with Stegan's performance either. Why didn't Bravo play?
Well, I guess we've established Bravo as our Liga keeper, and Ter Stegan as our UCL GK. Maybe i wouldve gone the other way around. But like I said, Ter Stegan is still progression. He'll be better soon, just today was not his day. If we can beat PSG in the return leg of the group stage, then all is well again :P
Besides the second goal, I don't think Ter could have done anything for the other goals. It was more so our defenders that let us down.
Ter Stegen?! how is he even one to blame? Our defense was horrendous. Veratti's goal was hell of a curling ball that was literally impossible for any keeper to stop...if there is anyone to blame it's our defense performace as a whole and the fact that we played our shortest DM as a CB against at team that's known to be a threat on set pieces...
Yeah, just the backline wasnt to be trusted. Positive note though, we will have Suarez in the next PSG game :3
I can't believe how easily we gave away possession in our own half. Its early in the season so this might be a good experience for Lucho so he does not make the same mistake again. Masch is good, but against teams like PSG you cannot afford to start with him in the back. Anyways this was also going to be a tough game away from home but I am glad that we atleast looked good in the attacking department.
Alves cost us the game but we were not good today by any means.. Rakitic, Busquets, Alves, Iniesta and Alba were caught in possession in our own half multiple times.

Alves tried to dribble past the entire team in our own half, lost the ball, gave away the foul and we conceded. And it was his man that scored the 3rd goal at the far post.. not only that, every time the ball went to him, he was so predictable; cross cross cross!
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This should make things interesting. With Ajax taking the group, it will come down to Barca/PSG in Barca for 2nd place.
I hate set piece goals.
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Xavi is the most capped player in ucl.there is something we can cheer about.hats off to the legend:)
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Few questions for all the cules....I dont know the answers to it.

Who has the highest number of assists (record) in La liga?
Who has the Highest Number of assists (record) in all competition?
Who has he highest assist record in ONE season in La Liga?
Who has the highest assist record in ONE season in all competitions?

Today's Game was just a bad day in the Office....We needed it! PSG also played well.

I don't think they maintained assist stats in the past, so that those questions can't be answered. If you restricted the time period to the last 20-25 years perhaps, the answer might be available.
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I'll never understand what goes on in Barcelona.. Mascherano is not a CB and that David Luiz goal could have easily been avoided had we started a stronger CB whose better in the air. Like I said before we needed Masche at CDM if anything Busquets main weakness is pacy placers which PSG have too many of..

Besides that I couldn't be any more disappointed in today's performance. I knew we'd let in one goal due to the illogical decision to not keep a tall backline against PSG, but in all honesty they were missing all their best players and I was expecting a 5-1 thrashing..


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0
17
0
1
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6
1
14
11
3
14
0
2
4
6
2
14
7
4
11
0
2
4
6
3
13
2
7
9
1
1
4
6
4
12
11
9
20
2
0
4
6
5
12
4
7
11
0
3
3
6
6
8
1
6
7
2
2
2
6
7
8
1
4
5
2
2
2
6
8
8
0
10
10
2
2
2
6
9
8
0
5
5
2
2
2
6
10
8
-5
9
4
2
2
2
6
11
6
-1
8
7
2
3
1
6
12
6
-3
6
3
2
3
1
6
13
6
-7
10
3
4
0
2
6
14
5
-1
9
8
3
2
1
6
15
4
-2
6
4
4
1
1
6
16
4
-8
15
7
4
1
1
6
17
4
-9
14
5
4
1
1
6
18
4
-11
12
1
4
1
1
6
19
3
-7
10
3
3
3
0
6
20
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UEFA Champions League Table

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0
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0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
21
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
22

UEFA Champions League Table

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4
1
3
4
0
1
1
2
1
3
0
3
3
1
0
1
2
2
2
0
2
2
0
2
0
2
3
1
-1
2
1
1
1
0
2
4

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