Tactical analysis: Barcelona suffer another Clásico defeat

Barça avoid total breakdown despite persisting issues & ultimately a loss to their eternal rivals. But is that enough?

El Clásico is one of those games which can determine the fate of any given individual taking part in it, both on and off the pitch. People transcending into legends and heroes is as likely as plummeting down into the abyss, never to be seen again. And more often than not, it’s the game that changes the course of the season.

For Barcelona, a defeat was all but certain as far as the media, the pundits and even the fans were concerned. For the first time in maybe even two decades, the Catalans were the underdogs in a Clásico at the Camp Nou. Unfortunately, despite not playing as ones throughout the whole game, they couldn’t get the result in the end.