Barcelona suffered a defeat which could cost them the LaLiga Santander title during Sunday’s Clasico at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.There are various factors that contributed to the visitors’ demise and which Quique Setien will have to try to correct before it’s too late.

Playing out from the back

Since Setien arrived at the Camp Nou, the Blaugrana have returned to the tendency of playing out from the back. The problem is that the team don’t know how to do it. Whether it’s because of a lack of practice or that they haven’t got the players for it, Barcelona stammer when playing out from Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Real Madrid thrived on their hesitation.

Lack of conviction

Barcelona haven’t lacked goals this season, but they didn’t bring their shooting boots to the Bernabeu. The visitors missed several clear chances, especially in the first half, and paid the price for it. Continue reading

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