Barcelona had an excellent first half at El Alcoraz. Dominoes during the 45 minutes with solvency. He did not let his rival play drowning him with a very effective high pressure. He also had many opportunities to go to rest with one or two more goals. The second half was not as brilliant as the first although Koeman’s team continued to command and had several more chances that they failed to take advantage of. And in the end, Huesca stretched and was about to give him a scare.
What happened yesterday was not an isolated event. It costs Barcelona horrors to close a game. It has a worrisome effectiveness problem. You need many occasions to score. Yesterday Leo was not fine in the face of the goal Braithwaite did not have a chance in the entire match, Pedri missed two very clear and Griezmann did not touch the ball in the ten minutes he was on the pitch. The most active was Dembele but he also missed more than necessary in the shot. And meanwhile, Luis Suarez swelling with goals at Atletico. The problem of the lack of a scorer is not of now.
This deficiency has been diagnosed for a long time and is becoming more and more evident. Many points have gone by this already habitual lack of goal. They failed to sign Depay in the summer we’ll see if they can in winter. The recovery of Ansu Fati will be fundamental. But if Barcelona is not capable of solving its goal problem it will not be able to fulfill its objectives.