Despite playing at home and possessing a superior force, Barcelona still could not beat Slavia Prague and had to accept a 0-0 draw. This is the first time in 7 years that the Catalan giants are powerless to score against the opponent in the Champions League group stage when playing at Camp Nou.
In the first leg, Messi single-handedly brought home a 2-1 victory with 1 goal and contributed to the other. However, in the second leg when Messi did not shine, Barcelona also failed.
It can be seen that the recent draw of Barcelona is no different from a defeat. Even in the match, the away team made the fans at the Nou Camp have a heart attack because of the sharp attack situations.
This draw result makes Barca unable to win the right to advance to the knockout round. And this result also makes the players sad because they know that if they keep playing like this, Barca will not be able to go far in this harsh football arena.
Perhaps because of disappointment, Messi and his teammates did not receive the guest team in the most polite and professional way.
Specifically, goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar was disappointed when Lionel Messi and many Barca stars did not shake hands and change shirts with Slavia players: “Messi and many of his teammates left immediately after the game. Many of them didn’t even shake our hands. We were all eager to meet the big players and change shirts after the game, but they didn’t behave well.”
“It is a great honor for us to play against Barca. And it’s great to stop a strong team like Barca from scoring. It’s been a long time since an away team kept a clean sheet here.”
Goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar also appreciated the professionalism of Barca goalkeeper – Marc-Andre ter Stegen: “He was waiting for me at the entrance to the tunnel. He said it’s been a long time since he’s seen such a good keeper. Ter Stegen also complimented my footwork. Compliments from the best goalkeeper in the world make me very happy.”
Despite being held to a draw by Slavia Prague last night, Barca is still leading the table with 8 points after 4 matches, 1 point more than the second-placed team Dortmund and the third-placed team Inter by 4 points. On November 28, Valverde’s teachers and students continued to play at home and received Borussia Dortmund. Until December 11, they will have a trip to Inter Milan’s field.