An uninspired result from Barca against Olympiacos

Written by Stephen Wennberg

It was a game that was expected to be dominated by Barcelona and a whitewash wouldn’t have been a surprise result. This is because of the form of both sides before this game in the champions league.

Three straight wins in the group, which include the game against Juventus, so a draw against an Olympiacos side that have yet to record a single point so far was below par. It became more surprising that not a single goal was scored in the match.

Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde a former Olympiacos coach who made a good name for himself could not outclass his former team despite the presence of the likes of Messi and Suarez.

Barcelona’s form in the league is also a scary one at that. 9 wins and a draw from 10 games, their best start to a league campaign is also a reason why more was expected from them against the champions of Greece.

The fans at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus were welcoming especially to their former manager. The result of the game will however not affect the position of Barcelona on the group standings as they still top the group ahead of Juventus.

All the Catalan giant will be hoping on will be in the return leg at Camp Nou when they host Olympiacos and will definitely be gunning for the maximum three points.

There was however a blow for the Spanish giant. Sergio Roberto sustained a hamstring injury which forced him to be substituted at half time to be replaced by Gérard Deuleofeu. A full test will be be run on his leg to know the extent of the injury. The Catalonia boy will hope the injury will be a minor one that won’t keep him out of the team for too long.

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