LUIS ENRIQUE: IT'S INCREDIBLE WE ONLY SCORED ONCE
The 45-year-old saw his side hit the woodwork
three times as they fell to their second defeat in
three league games on Saturday.
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said it was
"incredible" his side only scored once after they
slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla on Saturday.
Second-half goals from Michael Krohn-
Dehli and Vicente Iborra were enough for the
hosts to see off the Spanish champions, who
pulled one back via Neymar's penalty.
The Catalans hit the woodwork three times as
they went in search of an equaliser, with
Enrique admitting luck just wasn't on their side.
"We can only congratulate Sevilla for the win
and for their game," he told reporters after the
"Both teams had many chances. It's almost
incredible we only scored one in this game.
Sevilla enjoyed a great 10-minute spell.
"You can never be happy when you lose."
Barcelona had to make do without Lionel Messi
and captain Andres Iniesta for the encounter,
but Gerard Pique has called for his side not to
make excuses and focus on getting back to
winning ways instead.
"After the international break, we must start
winning and cannot afford more setbacks.
Barcelona have to be at the top," the Spain
"Of course we miss Messi and Iniesta, but
Sevilla also have injuries so that cannot be an
"The ball didn't want to go in today. They got
through twice and scored, we paid for that."
The defeat at Sanchez Pijuan is Barcelona's
second defeat in three league outings, although
Luis Suarez believes the latest loss differed
greatly from their 4-1 collapse at Celta Vigo last
"Against Celta we didn't play well, but today we
feel like we did everything we could," the
striker said. "We deserved at least one point."
The Blaugrana next host Rayo when La Liga
resumes on October 17.
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