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Published: Tue, March 14, 2017
Sports | By Jeannette Edwards

After PSG high, Barca brought down to earth

After PSG high, Barca brought down to earth

Neymar was vastly missed by Barcelona in the 2-1 defeat to Deportivo La Coruña on Sunday (12 March) as the loss saw Real Madrid returning to the top of La Liga table with a win over Real Betis.

Luis Enrique's charges struggled to carve out clear cut chances and had to wait until the 37th minute for their first meaningful opening when Lux did well to cut out Sergi Roberto's cross, which was destined for Luis Suarez. "We have to congratulate Deportivo, they're deserved winners".

However, it was Deportivo who restored their lead in the 74th minute Alex Bergantinos steered his header into the bottom corner, 2-1.

Four days after their heroic 6-1 Champions League win over Paris St Germain, Luis Enrique's men could end the weekend knocked off their lofty perch if second-placed Real Madrid, who trail Barca by a point, beat Real Betis in Sunday's late kickoff.

"We lacked clarity in the final few metres and it's a shame because this game was crucial to keep our confidence high and for our rivals to see that we mean business", he added. "We have to accept this defeat and remember there's a lot of games left".

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"We didn't have the fluidity we needed to overcome their deep defending".

"Today was decisive for their battle against the drop and they have achieved that". But it was his own goal that put the visitors in front at the Bernabeu and he was also extremely lucky to avoid being sent off after just 20 minutes.

With Barcelona looking for the second goal, Luis Enrique took off Arda Turan and brought on Andres Iniesta.

Barca's preparations for the game at Riazor had been hit by the celebrations which followed Wednesday's 6-1 win against PSG in the Champions League.

"We weren't able to play our game the way we like".

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