Apparently, people still make highlights packages for matches lie this. It's a wonder really, given how few shots on target there were across the 90 minutes that this game was played. Or was it longer than that? It certainly felt like that anyway, as Barcelona huffed and puffed their way to a thoroughly uninspiring goalless draw with lowly Getafe CF at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
This was never going to be the easiest match of our season, but it wasn't supposed to be a difficult one either. That's a status reserved for matches against Valencia CF, Villarreal CF and Sevilla FC, all teams that we have faced, and beaten this season.
We welcomed Paris Saint-Germain to the Camp Nou on Wednesday, and we beat them too -- 3-1 the final scoreline. Yet, somehow, three days later a similar bunch of players can barely test the gloves of Vicente Guaita. They could dismantle a defense featuring Thiago Silva, but they couldn't challenge Naldo.
I don't have a problem with inconsistency per se, I know it's something that afflicts even the best of teams, but that doesn't make it any less frustrating.
Alas, complaining won't change anything. Even the harshest of Cules must have realised that complaining non-stop over the past two to three seasons hasn't actually helped anyone, so we'll just have to suck it up, accept the draw and get on with it. La Liga is long; Real Madrid are in fine form and possess the squad to cruise to the title, but there's always a hope that we can recover.
We can improve, and who knows, we might get lucky and catch Real out in a chase for the silverware. At least, there's nothing to be gained from giving up now.
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- Ivan Rakitic: "We have to be self-critical"
- Sergio Busquets: 'Maybe we were affected by Wednesday'
- Luis Enrique: "Four points behind Real Madrid? There's a whole lot of Liga left"
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