After falling 2-1 to Real Madrid, Barcelona manager Xavi believed his team deserved all three points.
Barcelona took the lead after only 10 minutes.
The outcome of Jude Bellingham’s second half double has been reversed.
Real Madrid is presently four points ahead of Blaugrana.
WHAT OCCURED? After establishing an early lead against their archrivals, Barcelona was defeated 2-1 by a late Jude Bellingham goal. The Blaugrana controlled for an hour, but were unable to maintain control of the game, and were forced to abandon the first Clasico of the season with nothing to show for their efforts.
WHAT THEY SAID: After the game, Barca boss Xavi claimed that his side deserved a result: “We dominated 60 minutes, but this is football. We need five or six chances to score and they, with two or three, score two goals. It’s the difference.
“We lacked effectiveness. What we proposed went well, we were calm, patient… Maybe I’m exaggerating, but the feeling I have from the bench is that we deserved to win.”
THE BIGGER PICTURE: After the loss, Barca find themselves four points behind Madrid after 11 games. The loss was their first of the season, although they have drawn three games to Los Blancos’ one.