Barcelona thinks about environment, grabs train, then loses points again
FC Barcelona spilled points in the Spanish league for the second week in a row. After the 0-0 at home against Girona, the Catalans were also stuck at Getafe at 0-0.
With nine more games to play, the leader’s lead over Real Madrid is still reassuring at 11 points.
By train instead of plane
Barça’s selection traveled to Madrid on Saturday by train for the match against Getafe, on the outskirts of the Spanish capital. Xavi revealed that he was doing this for the environment. “The decision to go by train has to do with global warming,” the coach said.
A specially chartered high-speed train was waiting for the selection, which left for Madrid early Saturday afternoon. Barça plans to opt for the train rather than the plane more often, if the playing schedule allows.
Click on the tweet below to images of FC Barcelona’s train trip.
Getafe and Barcelona dished up a lousy match to the fans. Getafe defended well and did everything possible to disrupt Barcelona’s play. Barça barely created any chances, but should have scored midway through the first half.
Raphinha hit the post and Alejandro Balde did the same on the rebound. Borja Mayoral was close to making it 1-0 for Getafe just before time, but shot wide. The injured Frenkie de Jong was still missing for Barcelona.