Spanish press savage Barcelona's 'fatal mistakes' after Cadiz defeat

Spanish press savage Barcelona’s ‘fatal mistakes’ after Ronald Koeman’s side slipped to a fourth defeat of the LaLiga season at Cadiz

  • Barcelona’s LaLiga misery continued as they fell to a shock defeat against Cadiz 
  • Alvaro Negredo scored the winner for the minnows 44 seconds after coming on 
  • Ronald Koeman was left frustrated with the number of errors his team had made 
  • Sport and Mundo Deportivo have both led their coverage on the ‘fatal mistakes’ 

Barcelona have been widely panned in the Spanish papers on Sunday morning after falling to a shock defeat against minnows Cadiz.

The setback, already the club’s fourth loss of the LaLiga season, sparked Ronald Koeman to savage his players and question their attitude as they dropped just three points above the relegation zone.

And both Sport and Mundo Deportivo have since highlighted the manner of the sloppy errors which led to their painstaking downfall.

Barcelona have been heavily criticised in the Spanish press after their shock defeat by Cadiz

Lionel Messi and Co have endured a frustrating start to their LaLiga season and sit in eighth

Former Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo netted the memorable winner for the newly-promoted hosts just 44 seconds after being substituted on.

The 35-year-old was able to pounce on horrific and hesitant defending from the Nou Camp giants to close down Marc-Andre ter Stegen, round Frenkie de Jong and finish into the unguarded net.

Alvaro Gimenez fired Cadiz into the lead on eight minutes, with Pedro Alcala’s own goal proving a mere consolation for Barcelona. 

Mundo Deportivo have focused on Barcelona’s ‘fatal mistakes’ in their fourth loss in the league

The front page of Mundo Deportivo has been emblazoned with the headline ‘Fatal Mistakes’ in unmissable white text. A photo of a handful of Catalan stars, including the visibly frustrated Lionel Messi, features on the cover.

Youngster Oscar Mingueza, handed a start again due to a raft of injuries in central defence, was guilty of making an early error for Gimenez’s opener.

His more experienced team-mates, namely Ter Stegen, Clement Lenglet and Jordi Alba, also delivered errant and error-strewn performances. 

Sport, meanwhile, opted for the headline: ‘Go Blunder!’. The publication also led their coverage on the mistakes that ultimately compounded another miserable afternoon for Barcelona.

Sport savaged the club with the headline ‘Go Blunder’ after their error-strewn performance

Alvaro Negredo fired home the winner for the minnows after a series of defensive mistakes

Ronald Koeman’s side fell to eighth in the standings and are already 12 points adrift of league leaders Atletico Madrid.

The Dutchman, who was hired in the summer to replace Quique Setien, did not hold back in lambasting his players in his fiery post-match press duties.

He said: ‘The defeat is difficult to explain. We’ve come here after some good games, but the first half wasn’t good. 

‘We were better in the second half, but the way in which we lost was incredible. We lost due to an unexpected mistake that you cannot make. 

Negredo (second right) pounced with the winner just 44 seconds after being substituted on 

‘It came from not being focused. The attitude wasn’t good tonight, and not just from the defenders. 

‘It’s very hard to explain some of the goals that we’ve conceded. I think it might be because of a lack of concentration. 

‘We lack aggression without the ball. That might be why we concede. It’s not easy to explain that second goal.’

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