Almería players celebrate a goal during a Spanish league match against Barcelona on February 26, 2023.
Madrid – Barcelona players surprisingly lost 0-1 at Almería in the Spanish league. The Catalans have lost 13 games since last October and lead the table by seven points ahead of defending champions Real Madrid.
The match of the 23rd round was decided in the 24th minute by the Malian representative striker Touré after a successful break. Almería beat Barcelona for the first time in the history of the Spanish top flight and thanks to the win, they went from penultimate to 15th place.
Coach Xavi's men lost two competitive games in a row for the first time this season. On Thursday, “Barca” suffered a 1:2 defeat at the Manchester United stadium and was eliminated from the Europa League.
“It was our worst match of the season. It's a difficult day for us. I think we were tired, that's why we changed the starting line-up, but we missed a unique chance to run away to ten points,” regretted coach Xavi.
Girona won 3-2 in Bilbao, won for the second time in a row and is tenth. Seventh-placed Athletic, on the other hand, came up empty-handed in the second duel in a row. Vigo beat Valladolid 3-0 at home thanks to Veiga's two goals and is in 13th place. The guests are seventeenth in a row after their second league defeat.
Spanish Football League – Round 23:
Bilbao – Girona 2:3 (35. Berchiche, 89. R. García – 4. A. García, 19. own de Marcos, 45. +2 own Vesga), Celta Vigo – Valladolid 3:0 (32. and 64. Veiga, 17. Seferovic), Almería – FC Barcelona 1:0 (24. Touré),
21:00 FC Sevilla – Pamplona.