Arsenal tried but Barca far too superior!
So we here it goes, we are officially out of two cup competitions within a week, we all knew too well it would be Mission Impossible to beat Barcelona at Camp Nou. We did give it our best shot and if our players were ruthless in front of goal it could have been a different story, however it wasn’t the case as it hasn’t been for few months now.
We started brightly and in the first 15 minutes I thought we could really do some serious damage, but that didn’t last and we paid the ultimate price for the same old defensive mistakes. This time Koscielny tried to bring the ball forward and lost his duel with Surez who fed the ball to Neymar who side footed it beyond Osipina. We looked a bit shaken for a bit we bounced back fairly quickly and created some real scoring opportunities.
It has to be said that our conversion ratio is rather scary we had 20 shots with only 3 shots on target and that is a rather shocking statistic if you ask me. When you play a team like Barcelona you have to take your chances and some of them were sitters that we couldn’t convert. We also did have a penalty shout when Iwobi was clipped by Mascherano by the ref didn’t see it. We did mange an equaliser with a superb goal from Elnany and when it did look like we could get something out of this game Barcelona scored the second with an exquisite volley from Suarez. We didn’t give up though we created many chances but we couldn’t find our shooting boots, I can’t complain with the amount of effort that we put into this game, it was certainly an improvement that we need to take to Everton on Saturday. Messi scored towards the end to make it 3:1 and the game was over by then so no complaints here the better team won and deserved to go through.
It was certainly good to see us play with dedication and desire and I’m hoping we can take this to the last 9 remaining games in the Premier League, football is a funny old game and things can change around very quickly so you never know what might happen between now and the end of the season. Anything is possible as long as Spurs wont win it, we would never hear the end of it.
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