Real Valladolid vs Barcelona [0-1], La Liga, 2020 - MATCH REVIEW

Arturo Vidal scored the winning goal, as Barça just about saw off Valladolid on Saturday afternoon - courtesy of Lionel Messi's 20th league assist of the season in La Liga. What did you make of the performance? And what did you make of Quique Setién's decisions?

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I thought the first half was really encouraging... but what on earth happened then in the second?!
Colin Jensen
Colin Jensen:
I almost died laughing when I saw that Valladolid guy getting a free 1v1 with Ter Stegen and then he tripped. Even Ter Stegen was laughing🤣😭
Phil Jones’s Memes
Phil Jones’s Memes:
When you’ve got Lahoz refereeing, you know that theres going to be loads of cards and there were a lot. Jordi Alba really needs to learn how to shut his mouth when Lahoz is the ref.
That second half was one of the worst Barca performances I have ever seen...
Emmanuel Morton
Emmanuel Morton:
That’s what we get for having 6 players who are 31 years + and Suarez playing like a pregnant woman. We need to wash and refresh Barcelona with young, good and hungry youngsters else we will suffer if Messi leaves. We might also suffer in the champions league if we continue like this. We still shouldn’t give up tho. Vesca ell Barça.
Mudassir Adam
Mudassir Adam:
I can't imagine this team playing Bayern
Abhishek Gupta
Abhishek Gupta:
Messi gives so perfect pass to his teammates and they cannot even return him a good pass..
Gitansh Jain
Gitansh Jain:
I watched Man city after the Barcelona game and they were so good. Chances after chances because they don't play players like Suarez!
Here is my take on this performance:
-In the 1st half it would have easily have been 2 or 3-0
-In the 2nd half we looked slow and sluggish and if not for M.A.T.S Valladolid could have scored at least one goal.
-We looked descent in defense but we lacked pace.
-We clearly lacked actual wingers in the second half.
-Riqui Puig and Antoine Griezmann were subbed off too early.
-Luis Suàrez wasn't the right man for this game.
-And we just lacked consistent fluidity
Nep Vape
Nep Vape:
Show some love for our boy NELSON SEMEDO with LIKE, Barto tried to swap deal him with other players , but he's a hardworking and talented player. Barca will be fool to sell him where a decent RB is scarce in the market.
Webb Santiago
Webb Santiago:
*Puig was not playing in the right position, he is a CM, setien put him at messis role and it didn't work, Griezman should have played with another striker either Suarez or Braithwaite and then messi behind them, with puig at mid*
All of our rhythm in attack gets destroyed because of Suarez , he is the only one on the team that consistently falls over the ball because his dribbling is abysmal , constantly keeps killing attacks🤦‍♂️
Tushar Garg
Tushar Garg:
Introduction of Suarez in place of Griezmann was a big mistake!!
Vic Williams
Vic Williams:
*There was a lot of plays with suarez where he kept messing up, I feel Like with Lautaro Martinez PACE and Agility he would have scored, but suarez just looks sloppy, he's the only player I know That plays BAD but still scores lol*
Tobechukwu Ikeh
Tobechukwu Ikeh:
I wonder why Griezmann was taken off, even though he missed some chances, at least he was in good positions, but Suarez was a disaster. Utter embarrassment
Harsh Sharma
Harsh Sharma:
I just LMAO when I see Suarez trying to dribble
Hi Bye
Hi Bye:
Messi’s new record for La Liga yaaaay, Also I think the lineup was good but I disagree with subbing in Suarez for Griezmann after half time.
Dimitri Persad
Dimitri Persad:
We need an angry rantman for Barcelona 🤦🏽‍♂️😂
Experthead 805
Experthead 805:
Bro with a performance like the second half we will lose by 20:0 to Bayern in the cl if we even get past Napoli.
Abhishek Gupta
Abhishek Gupta:
We really really need a no 9 !!!
The More suarez plays the more he gets worse😓
Suarez played like your uncle after the barbecue
Franz Noronha
Franz Noronha:
Taking off Riqui was a bad decision from Setien!
Joshi Naivil
Joshi Naivil:
What the hell Suarez was doing???he didn't even pass , even he couldn't capitalize brilliant assist from messi
Pique and Ter stegen saved us from losing 5-1 today
Sohel Mokashi
Sohel Mokashi:
Var is saving real madrid and ter stegan is saving us from Humiliation
Look at the statistics. Goal attempts 13-9 for Valladolid with 35% possession. Ter Stegen saved this garbage team once again and no one seems to realize that.
Dan Addo
Dan Addo:
Suarez will score 1 wonderful goal to OVERSHADOW all the USELESS football he plays in a game. BARÇA need a COMPETENT STRIKER. The fitness level of the PLAYERS (5 /10)
Praneeth Kumar Sajulu
Praneeth Kumar Sajulu:
I just don't understand why did Setien change the formation in the second half, when we were playing so well in the first half?
Agni Bhattacharyya
Agni Bhattacharyya:
I died when Suarez tripped on the ball, that happens to me when I haven't played Football for 3 months and they play but for a pro like Suarez😂😂, turning point truly was the Puig substitution
Mike Toreno
Mike Toreno:
This is the true meaning of:
Not gonna lie, they had us in the first half.
Abha Agrawal
Abha Agrawal:
Suarez was so bad. Semedo was amazing, but the second half formation really hurt him. The substitutions were terrible. Ter stegen was brilliant once again.
Suarez vs Real Valladolid.

Minutes: 45
touches: 15
shots on target: 0
Key passes: 0
Acc passes: 6 (66.7%)
Duels won: 0
Successful dribbles: 0
🤦‍♂️Griezmann was inured but still Suarez will get 90 minutes next game cos of his “special status” at the club
Niraj Tanti
Niraj Tanti:
We have very very thin squad.
Carlos Perez sent away
Alena sent away
Todibo sent away
Arthur already sold
TacticalBacon 58
TacticalBacon 58:
Next season I want to see

Alena-Frenkie- puig combination
Harssh Singh
Harssh Singh:
- Braithwaite should have started alongside Griezmann.
- Messi could have been given some rest.
- Suarez = Disaster.
- Puig shouldn't have been subbed off.
Keep up the exceptional work Jamie Well I’m extremely glad we got the win because everything else about that game especially in the second half was extremely underwhelming...abysmal in fact I think it was fatigue but still, I’m being strict because this is Barca...BARCA! and right now we are not performing and I’m sick of it.😔, apart from Roberto , Semedo, Vidal, Ter Stegan and Pique everyone else was awful and honestly shouldn’t play next game after their performances, we were so flat , no energy no urgency to get another one , especially in the second half , the only form of attack we had was down the right because Semedo today was brilliant , reminded me of Dani Alves. I love Leo but today he wasn’t great , yes he got the assist and did some volley passes we’re simply out of this world but apart from that and a freekick he wasn’t good enough and needs to redeem himself next game, ffs man all I want is for us to play well mannn. STAY SAFE PEOPLE VISCA EL BARCA 🔴🔵❤️
Get well soon Jamie 🙏 , remember to take breaks if u need them bro , we will always be here man , keep up the tremendous work man your work rate is so so good 👏
Abhinav Pandey
Abhinav Pandey:
First half was actually one of the most attacking and beautiful game I've seen from Barca in like 3 seasons..taking off Griezmann, Puig, Lenglet was a mistake but again..if he won't try those right now, we'll go in CL without knowing what we can do and what we can't!
Denis A.
Denis A.:
brilliant game from Somedo. He could havwehad at least 3 assists and a goal
Random Gamer
Random Gamer:
That game was sad to see. I was nervous in the last 15 minutes of the game.
I really hope griezmann had another problem that forced him to be subbed off at half
Harsh Sharma
Harsh Sharma:
Samedo was very enjoyable to watch in the first half continuously making the overlapping runs ,and in the second half it seem like samedo never crossed the half line
NOTAXMAR AnkleBreaker
NOTAXMAR AnkleBreaker:
I was expecting Barcelona to score at least 3 goals🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️. Well let’s be happy for the 3pts and the clean sheet💪🏾
Lo Low
Lo Low:
The second half was dreadful, just a mess. I can’t even begin to explain what happened, we’re lucky we didn’t lose the lead.
Thabiso Molapisi
Thabiso Molapisi:
Same with Vidal, the man offers nothing in possession apart from the goals he has scored. This team can't even do counter attack only because of this aging squad.
Can someone pls tell me the last time Messi was played through on goal?
Russell James
Russell James:
People talking about Bayern, we honestly might not get by Napoli!
Kumar Rajadityam
Kumar Rajadityam:
What on Earth we r playing man!We struggle almost every team and found tough to win even against B class teams.
Setien is Valverde 2.0.
1.Under Valverde,even tough we struggled away from home but it was assured that we will be playing gorgeous football at Camp Nou and we used to win by like 4-5goals (unlike some rare exceptions)
But but, Setien's team struggle to score even a single goal,wtf possession matters if there's no end product.
2.Valverde used to make amazing subs and Messi was featuring with god like stats, unlike Setien whose subs are feeble and Messi is on the worst year of his footballing career, according to his footballing standards.
Messi and ter stegen should move out of this club asap,where their brilliance and potential won't get wasted and can reign their dominance again in the world of football
Russell James
Russell James:
Since setien arrived Messi just hasn't been the same! He's suffering and it's costing us!
Tim bright
Tim bright:
this was the worse game
my dad is not a fan but
he supported cause he knew
we were the best now he
supports psg.Anyway they
were so tired and he should have
played braitwaite
That second half all the players looked so tired as if they couldn’t keep up and our tempo was draining away. Taking out puig was a bad play in my opinion. He could have kept the flow going.
NOTAXMAR AnkleBreaker
NOTAXMAR AnkleBreaker:
If I didn’t go to PSG I would’ve helped y’all. Just bring me back already🤦🏾‍♂️
Miles Minnick
Miles Minnick:
*The Diamond formation can still work, 4-3-1-2*
*Lautaro and Griezman can feed off of each other, while messi creates all the chances right behind them with the help of De jong arthur*
*Oh wait I mean puig*
Setien is good but sometimes i think he’s on drugs
Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson:
This summer we should sell Suarez and bring in a new striker with good finishing and good pace
BBC Vladosu
BBC Vladosu:
Great first 45 minutes but then it seems to me that we want not to use all our energy
Rupayan Roy
Rupayan Roy:
Messi was classy today as always!!
Harry Himself
Harry Himself:
Today Greizman has a night mare..he couldn't pass well and he almost had an open goal but unfortunately he missed it 😢
roshen fernando
roshen fernando:
Is Dembélé still alive😂 nothing heard about him yet
mathias pedersen
mathias pedersen:
The chance Griezmann had at 11 min. shows he lacks confidence. All the way, he is looking for Messi, instead of taking his own chance. What a shame.
Griezmann is injured and said that his season has already ended what are your thoughts??
Mickie Morris
Mickie Morris:
"2nd half"
Jamie : "😴"
Aljaz Vrhovnik
Aljaz Vrhovnik:
never thought i'd ever say this but our defence has somehow been the best part of our squad recently
Emmax endowed
Emmax endowed:
I’m really tired of this promise promise promise. I just don’t want to soil my emotions with Barca’s woe
If these players are going to play next season as well then there is no chance for winning any titles next season
Akwasi Boateng
Akwasi Boateng:
Barcelona is dead 💔💔💔💔💔😭 what has happened to my barcalona ooo my God I can't even stop crying.
Matthew Quinn
Matthew Quinn:
"Manager Quique Setien said after the match that the Frenchman asked to be taken off at half-time because he felt some discomfort in the opening 45 minutes" Rac1

RAC1 are reporting that Griezmann has a “quadriceps problem” that could see him ruled out of Barca’s final games against Osasuna and Alaves.
Divyanshu Sachan
Divyanshu Sachan:
Guys setien is experimenting with the line up give him the time he will do good..
Gary Ni
Gary Ni:
remember when Argentina was constantly changing formation in the wc....
Gravity town
Gravity town:
Save some praise for our shaqiri boy,
Brilliant all round and no crosses swept past his legs/head except 2.
Also managed to avoid a card from lahoz after much of a rant.
lord revendeer
lord revendeer:
Not considering the fluffed chance,Griezman was a lot better than Suarez IMO..
Alameen balogun
Alameen balogun:
I'm really scared how we are gonna perform in the champions league. The current pace we have won't take us anywhere
victor xyz123_xyz456
victor xyz123_xyz456:
That suarez dribble where he forgot the ball made my day😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Dude plays like a 3yo kid wtf
Messi 10
Messi 10:
If we continue to play like this then trust me there’s no chance of winning the champions league. Bayern or city could win
Shaharyar Basit rasool
Shaharyar Basit rasool:
Day 2 of asking Jamie to do a livestream reacting to a game live
I see griezmann in our starting lineup and we are already playing a man down! 😂😂😂
*suazrez never score an expected goal😢*
*He missed a lot*
Dhanush Jayaram
Dhanush Jayaram:
Whenever puig and ansu are on the pitch the game is automatically quick or else it becomes lethargic
Suarez remind me of my dribbling 😂
Dad Monster
Dad Monster:
This was definitely one of the last games to try out underdeveloped formations and combinations in professional matches. We still got our points. Honestly I believe they need more team building activities, unfortunately that seems difficult given the current climate. Even in the countries that are in better shape. When it's all said and done, we've gained some knowledge. It's how we put it into practice that matters.

Have a great weekend everyone!
Tim bright
Tim bright:
i'm not plastic fan we are
still the best but so tired we needed
braitwaite's speed right? we are not
plastic fans aren't we
I feel this match was just an experiment, and that Barca will return to the system being used previously, Setien is just trying to get the best tactic and performance from the players before the Champions League
Abraham Turrubiartes
Abraham Turrubiartes:
The lack of energy during the second half was disastrous from the aging squad. Setien also had the audacity to take Puiq out who was brilliant and energetic.
Dashti Taleb
Dashti Taleb:
Oh gosh imagine what Napoli will do to us when we’re playing like this
Thanks for posting James. And get well soon!
I Think we'll need something special to clasp any silverware this season.
Zahi W. Aadit
Zahi W. Aadit:
I mean two remaining games, with absolutely 0 chances of the league practically, we need to prepare a solid formation and squad for the Champions League. It might as well be a trophy-less season but we need to go down with a fight!
Jeremy Chan
Jeremy Chan:
I’ll tell you what happened in the second half. Suarez happened🤦🏻‍♂️😂
Ishan Purnapatre
Ishan Purnapatre:
Riqui puig is just phenomenal man!! He is just insanely talented!! I just hope Pjinic does not eat up his minutes next season!! He should be an undisputed starter!!
Agbom Kingsley
Agbom Kingsley:
I was enjoying the game until puig was subbed
ᖇᗩᎩ ᖇᗩᎩ
ᖇᗩᎩ ᖇᗩᎩ:
We are not gonna win any trophy this season 🙁
Victory P
Victory P:
Yes. Semedo and puig was very good in the first half
Alpha Arsenic
Alpha Arsenic:
with suarez on the pitch we are like playing with 10 men on the pitch and yeah he might score a few goals but playing with 10 men against Man City and Bayern we will be run over
As soon as we take out greizman our attack has no threat with suarez falling over every play. 🤦🏽‍♂️
Suarez was horrifying, seeing match I just removed him from my FIFA lineup
Why not Braithwaite @TalkFCB in strike??!??
semedo played really well last night specially in the first half
Lade Fajobi
Lade Fajobi:
Oh yes and sell Suarez and greizmann
Dishe Marito
Dishe Marito:
Thank god Suarez was finally benched and also Vidal did great he basically told the haters to shut up
Aaron Kapolopolo
Aaron Kapolopolo:
I think I'm now slowly welcoming the idea of firing the coaching staff. This locker room seems broken. We need someone they can fear/respect and Xavi or Pep will do...
Slaughter kvng
Slaughter kvng:
With Suarez playing like this I don't see us winning the UCL.