Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Barcelona 'Cannot Depend On Messi Solving Everything,' Says Luis Suarez

Leganes won their first league game of the season Leganes had picked up one point from five league games before facing Barca
Domingo Copeland | 01 October, 2018, 08:28

But sub Munir El Haddadi came to the rescue for the hosts, poking in a late equaliser from Messi's low cross.

La Liga leaders Barcelona slumped to a shock first loss of the season on Wednesday, suffering a 2-1 defeat at struggling Leganes after conceding twice in two second-half minutes as coach Ernesto Valverde's squad rotation backfired.

However, Barca, after hitting the woodwork through Philippe Coutinho and substitute Lionel Messi, salvaged a 1-1 draw thanks to Munir's leveller seven minutes from time.

Valverde admitted to reporters at his post-match press conference that while resting Messi was his "responsibility", he did so with one eye on the Champions League next week.

In between, Umtiti was already missing Wednesday's Champions League game against Tottenham through suspension.

"We can't depend on Messi to enter the match and solve things for us", Suarez said.

More news: Southerly Ocean Swell From Hurricane Rosa Expected to Produce Dangerous Surf
More news: McDonald's is giving away free coffees of any size tomorrow
More news: Stormy Daniels' lawyer brings forward third Kavanaugh accuser

"When I make the decision, I think about what's best for my team and for my club", Valverde was quoted as saying by FootballEspana.

"I knew it was a risky decision, but if it had gone well, you wouldn't be asking me about it". "They've got a world class front three and they're all to be feared if we're not on our game".

Under what appeared to be very little pressure, Pique's skewed clearance fell straight at the feet of Arnais, giving Leganes a second goal in a minute and turning the match on it's head.

Barca continued to push for a second goal and were almost rewarded in the 16th minute when Lionel Messi rattled the crossbar with a strike from the edge of the box. We didn't create the chances we'd have liked.

Barca striker Suarez was critical of his side's performance and their continued dependence on Messi.

"We are a humble side. but I like it when people who are used to winning lose, salute the other team and say congratulations, something Barcelona did not do to any of our players", the 34-year-old told Cadena Ser radio.

Recommended

  • FBI contacts Kavanaugh Yale classmate in its investigation

    FBI contacts Kavanaugh Yale classmate in its investigation

    Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, on separate Sunday talk shows suggested Feinstein's office might have leaked a confidential letter by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accusing Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school.
    All eyes on Trump as he chairs key United Nations  meeting

    All eyes on Trump as he chairs key United Nations meeting

    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told reporters there was "strong unity" with Iran on minimising the impact of USA sanctions. Media captionUS-Iran sanctions: What do they mean?
    Darkness rises: Fortnite Season 6 arrives, here’s everything new

    Darkness rises: Fortnite Season 6 arrives, here’s everything new

    If you missed it, earlier this week the season six update arrived in Fortnite , adding new items and pets to the game. While there are plenty of things you can do for free, you will need a Battle Pass to fully enjoy the new content.
  • Justin Trudeau says Canadians are tough negotiators

    Justin Trudeau says Canadians are tough negotiators

    By Monday morning "You'll have some news one way or the other", US trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Fox News Sunday morning. Trump is threatening to impose auto tariffs on Canada unless it signs a text of an updated agreement by the end of Sunday.
    [Match Highlights] Arsenal 2-0 Watford - All The Goals & Best Bits

    [Match Highlights] Arsenal 2-0 Watford - All The Goals & Best Bits

    Alex Iwobi had a hand in the opening goal of the match when his squared ball bounced off Craig Cathcart and into the back of the net.
    British Investigative Group Claims Spy Poisoning Suspect Is a Russian Intelligence Officer

    British Investigative Group Claims Spy Poisoning Suspect Is a Russian Intelligence Officer

    It resembles a younger version of the photo of "Ruslan Boshirov" provided by British authorities. Boshirov said it was possible that they were near Skripal's house but did not know where it was.
  • Flu shots made available as the cold season creeps in

    Flu shots made available as the cold season creeps in

    If you contract the flu after getting a flu shot, the chances that others will catch it from you are decreased. Francis Hospital, 2016 South Main; Walgreens Drug, 1114 South Main; and Walmart Pharmacy, 1605 South Main.
    Sabarimala Verdict: SC allows entry of all women in Kerala's Sabarimala temple

    Sabarimala Verdict: SC allows entry of all women in Kerala's Sabarimala temple

    Justice Malhotra said right to equality conflicts with right to worship of devotees of Lord Ayyappa. They were either organisations or individuals who involved in social developmental activities.
    Premier League 2018-19, Chelsea v Liverpool

    Premier League 2018-19, Chelsea v Liverpool

    Asked if Hazard could be voted the best player in the world in a year's time , Sarri said: "I think so, I think so". The Belgium global is also 8/5 for Hazard to find the net once again this weekend.
  • Germany to host Euro 2024

    On Thursday afternoon, UEFA confirmed that the German bid had beaten the Turkish bid to host the 2024 tournament. The UEFA Executive Committee will meet in Nyon, Switzerland , on September 27 to choose the EURO 2024 host.
    Police, FBI: Search crews discover body believed to be Maddox Ritch

    Police, FBI: Search crews discover body believed to be Maddox Ritch

    Ritch, who has blonde hair and blue eyes, was last seen wearing black shorts and an orange T-shirt that said "I am the man". The boy's mother, Carrie Ritch, spoke publicly for the first time since her son's disappearance in a heartbreaking plea.
    Kavanaugh accuser says he doesn’t belong on Supreme Court

    Kavanaugh accuser says he doesn’t belong on Supreme Court

    In her statement, Swetnick also mentions that she watched Brett Kavanaugh's interview on Fox News earlier this week. "If Dr. Blasey's allegation is true, the assault and Judge Kavanaugh's denial of it mean that he should not be seated on the U.S.

Winds batter Japan as Typhoon Trami heads towards Tokyo Winds batter Japan as Typhoon Trami heads towards Tokyo Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture closed its runways from 11 a.m. on September 30, suspending 330 flights. Officials piled up sandbags to avoid a repeat of flooding seen during the previous storm. "The airport is closed".

Lindsay Lohan Gets Punched in the Face Trying to Steal Refugee Children Lindsay Lohan Gets Punched in the Face Trying to Steal Refugee Children The actress was hit while trying to persuade the mother and her children to go with her to a hotel. Another tweeted : " Lindsay Lohan's IG live is one of the wildest things I've ever seen".

Sturridge's verdict on sensational strike at Chelsea Sturridge's verdict on sensational strike at Chelsea Salah scored 32 Premier League goals last season but he is yet to replicate the same form that crowned him PFA Player of the Year. He is simply too good a player to struggle for too long. "He had a great game".

Another hairpin turn for Tesla as stock dives on SEC charge Another hairpin turn for Tesla as stock dives on SEC charge The email was viewed by Bloomberg , which reports that it was written by Elon Musk to Tesla employees. The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened a case against Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk .

Brett Kavanaugh's future hangs in the balance as FBI begins investigation Brett Kavanaugh's future hangs in the balance as FBI begins investigation Joe Donnelly (Ind.), another Democrat up for reelection in November in a red state, said he would vote "no" on Kavanaugh'. Moments later, a visibly troubled Flake changed course, huddled with Democratic colleague and friend Sen.

New Venezuelan Sanctions Target Maduro's Wife And His Inner Circle New Venezuelan Sanctions Target Maduro's Wife And His Inner Circle CARACAS-Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro headed for NY on Wednesday to attend the United Nations General Assembly and U.S. Eleven of the Latin American nations signed a joint statement calling for more funding to tackle Venezuela's migrant crisis.

Kavanaugh, Ford testify in Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Kavanaugh, Ford testify in Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Ford also during her sworn testimony that she was "100 percent" certain that it was Kavanaugh who attacked her. Ford said she later allowed Eshoo's office to forward the letter and a request for confidentiality to Sen.

Quality And Commitment - Unai Emery Hails Match-Winner Danny Welbeck Quality And Commitment - Unai Emery Hails Match-Winner Danny Welbeck The England worldwide scored twice before a late goal from Alexandre Lacazette wrapped up the victory. I am telling you, the performance and the commitment of the player is very high.

This Is the Prosecutor Who Will Question Kavanaugh and Ford This Is the Prosecutor Who Will Question Kavanaugh and Ford In his statement , Chuck Grassley praised Rachel Mitchell's career. "Her theme is to question her credibility and Dr. Hatch said he's not going to second-guess having prosecutor Rachel Mitchell do the questioning for Republicans.

Barcelona not prepared to meet Manchester United's valuation of Paul Pogba? Barcelona not prepared to meet Manchester United's valuation of Paul Pogba? It's become abundantly clear that the pair's relationship is broken beyond fix and Jamie Carragher thinks it's Pogba who needs to head for the exit door.

Rumor: Timberwolves asked for Ben Simmons in Jimmy Butler trade Rumor: Timberwolves asked for Ben Simmons in Jimmy Butler trade Thibodeau has expressed interest in keeping Butler, but the feeling reportedly is not mutual. The New York Times' Marc Stein tweeted that South Beach is Butler's preferred destination .

Trump defends Kavanaugh nomination, may delay Rosenstein meeting Trump defends Kavanaugh nomination, may delay Rosenstein meeting President Donald Trump gave a rare solo press conference on Wednesday to address the swirl of news rocking his administration this week.

Some Kavanaugh backers call for investigation Some Kavanaugh backers call for investigation Common Dreams licensed this work under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Kavanaugh has adamantly denied the accusations.

Project Santa Cruz is now Oculus Quest, coming next spring for $399 The less powerful Oculus Go , which the company unveiled at last year's Connect, only has one motion controller. Games and software designed for Quest , and future Oculus headsets, will still work on the original Rift .

Tanushree Dutta Slams Nana Patekar & Raj Thackeray's MNS Tanushree Dutta Slams Nana Patekar & Raj Thackeray's MNS She says that actors like Rajnikant and Khiladi Kumar to be sensitive enough not to work with him. We can not expect change until what happened to me in 2008 is acknowledged, she had said.