Barcelona Played Out A Disappointing 1-1 Draw At Granada

With Their Inconsistent Form, Can Xavi Guide Barcelona To Top 4 Finish?

Things aren’t easy off the pitch At Barcelona, but what they need to do on the pitch remains clear. Barcelona need to start stringing results together in other to achieve their goal this season.

Granada 1-1 Barcelona - Goals and highlights - LaLiga 21/22 | Marca

Winning the La Liga is off the table for Barcelona this season. Xavi and his men are focusing on getting Barcelona back into the Champions League next season, so the club can continue rebuilding. However, their latest result against Granada will not impress fans. Barcelona came away with one point from Los Carmenes due to a late equalizer from Antonio Puertas.

Match Summary: Granada 1-1 Barcelona

Following a tame first half, the second was far more eventful, with Barcelona taking the lead before going down to 10 men and faltering in the final moments.

Barcelona forced to settle for a draw against Granada

In all, the visitors will be disappointed not to have held on for the three points, as Granada only really threatened after Gavi’s deserved sending-off in the 79th minute.

Granada 1-1 Barcelona: Xavi's men lose ground in top four race after  last-gasp Puertas equaliser | Daily Mail Online

Nonetheless, Moreno’s men battled gamely for their draw and will continue their unbeaten run for a while longer.


Although Gavira’s red card helped Granada against Barça, Xavi will not be happy with the 1-1 draw. Barça need to start putting matches like this away with more conviction in front of the goal. It has not been easy for Barcelona attackers this season, but they need to be more ruthless.

Granada 1 Barcelona 1 - Highlights

Real Betis, Real Sociedad, Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, and Barça are all in the race to finish inside the top 4 in Spain, and if they continue to throw games like this, it will be difficult for them to qualify for next season’s UCL.

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The 2-2 draw against Osasuna in December also comes to mind. In that match also Barça conceded a late equalizer in a match they should have won comfortably.

Conceding late goals is a trend that Xavi needs to cut out fast as they’ll be coming up against League leaders Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday.