Barcelona narrowly avoided another humiliating home defeat on Monday when Ronald Araujo saved Granada at the death. Barcelona played a 1-1 tie at Camp Nou against Granada in the match of the 5th round of the Spanish football tournament. Barca saved defeat after an equalizing goal in the 90th minute.
In the very second minute of the game, Granada took the lead through Domingos Duarte. Barca did not manage to shake the opponent’s net until the 90th minute despite the constant pressure and good opportunities. However, Ronald Araujo scored for 1-1 in the last moments.
Barcelona with a game less is seventh with 8 points, while Granada is 17th with three points. Leading Real Madrid has 13 points, second is Atletico Madrid with 11, and Valencia and Real Sociedad have 10 points each.
Ronaldo on Barcelona tie with Granada
Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has commented on a 1-1 draw with Granada in the La Liga fifth round. “We’ve changed our style a little bit,” Koeman said. “If you see the list of players, what do you do? Do you play Tiki-Taka? Tiki-taka when there’s no room? We did what we had to do. We tried to win in a different way. We don’t have individual or speed players. We talk… I would say no more because it seems like we have to argue about anything.”
According to Mundo Deportivo football news the Dutchman stated, “Before the game you think about winning, especially at home. Our start made it difficult as we played with a team that wasted time from minute 2. I want to highlight the energy our squad invested to get a point. We wanted more, of course, but it was complicated after the bad start.”
“We equalized at a time when the team was doing well. It’s a pity we equalized late. Araujo is a great professional. He has a great attitude. He shows, like all the players, that we have put in a lot of energy. This is the right attitude. For the team it’s good to play three days later to be able to recover the dynamic”.