Barcelona made three matches without a win on Thursday as Cadiz further weakened Ronald Koeman’s position as coach with a goalless draw.
Frankie de Jong was sent off at the Ramon de Caranza Stadium in the 65th minute, but stopping at the draw would give Koeman little credit, having also been shown a red card during the injury.
It remains to be seen whether Cuiman will play for Barca at Leonte’s home on Sunday, but it remains to be seen when the club will have a replacement in charge.
“You always have to try to win every game, but you have to be realistic, you have to look at the team we have, the people we’re missing,” Coeman said.
Barcelona are already seven points behind early La Liga leaders Real Madrid, although they have played less, with a poor start to the Champions League after a poor 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich last week.
The 1-1 draw with Granada on Monday did little to lift the spirits, with Cuiman slammed after defending center defender Gerard Pique and Ronald Arajo.
Disappointment with the team’s style and skepticism about its future led to a contradictory reaction from Queens at a press conference on Wednesday.
He declined to answer questions, instead reading a statement calling for patience and insisting on the team’s reconstruction process “deserving of unconditional support.”
This was taken as a clear message to the club’s president, Juan Laporta, who was reluctant to draw on Coeman’s future before the match against Cیزdiz.
Lipporta told reporters that nothing would be decided based on the results alone, while acknowledging that “if we have to make decisions at a particular time, we will take them.”
After the match, Common said: “He was at the hotel and we said hello before the match. I’m sure there will be more days to talk if the club wants to talk.”
Koeman started in the midfield with 17-year-old Gavi and 18-year-old Youssef Demir in the front three, while the infamous Lok De Jong continued in the middle.
The first half was almost completely forgettable, neither team was able to create a real chance and a weak shot from the nearest Barcelona Memphis Depot reached the goal.
Alvaro Negredo’s shot from outside the foot pulled a good save from Mark Andre Ter Stegen early in the second period, while Luke de Jong swung a brilliant cross to the back post but Depp missed his end.
Barcelona were gaining confidence but in four minutes two yellow cards from Frankie de Jong checked their speed.
De Jong was booked for the first time in the 61st minute for throwing an arm into Alberto Pereira and then for the second time in the 65th minute, as a careless touch forced him to pull, until he threw the ball away from Alfonso. Before Espino.
VAR may have rescued De Jong, but it could not interfere with the second booking.
Cیزdiz missed an opportunity and had to score with 10 minutes left when Espino slipped into Salvi but Ter Stegen came to the rescue and cut off his legs.
The game went wild in the last minute when the ball flew from one end to the other.
Philippe Coutinho blocked a late free kick, Salvi’s close fang was blocked and as the clock ticked off in the 94th minute, DePaye fired at a distance from a distant post.
In a frenzy, Koeman was shown a red card, with the Dutchman blowing the final whistle and smiling with a face of disbelief.