Sunday night in Spain was very difficult for Barcelona, who once again lost to Celta Vigo away from home in a key La Liga match. This one was extra painful as the Catalans went down 3-0, fought back, scored two goals, but eventually lost 4-3 in a thrilling match.
The Blaugrana players are usually active on social media in every match, but after such a painful defeat, only the captain took to Twitter to speak to his followers:
Decepcionado por la derrota. Se puso muy complicado y nos quedamos cerca. Hoy era un día muy especial, 600 partidos. Seguimos. Força Barça!— Andrés Iniesta (@andresiniesta8) October 2, 2016
"Disappointed for the loss. It was very complicated and we came up short. This was supposed to be a very special day, 600 matches. Let's keep going."
Although they weren't present in social media, Barça players and coach Luis Enrique did speak to the media after the game, and they were clearly disappointed by the defeat, but did praise each other for the fighting spirit shown in the second half:
“Celta’s first goal disrupted our flow and then, the other two (goals) came very quickly. In the first-half, we thought we were out of it, but the second half was far more positive. We were much better (in the second half) as we had nothing to lose and we nearly came away with something.
"[La Liga] is very equal and all teams very close to each other. This shows the high level of competition”.
“It was a painful defeat due to the chance of going top. Those three goals in the first half really set us back, and our goals in the second really helped but it was not to be.
“It is a bitter-sweet feeling with the defeat, 600 games with a win would have tasted much better. I have been here many years feeling good, participating and I hope I can do so many times more”.
“Going into the break losing 3-0 was psychologically tough. In the second half we did well and came close, but in the end it was impossible.”
“I do not like to lose against any team. We came to win but were not able to.
“Ter Stegen’s football (style) is our football. That is what our manager demands and we do not have to give more significance to what happened.”
“It was an important day for us as we had the chance to go top and we did not take advantage of it.
“We started the game well and in the first 15 minutes I was pleased, but from then on we entered a negative dynamic and began to lose individual duels in which they got the better of us.
“The players are not machines, we must pick ourselves up and compete in the next game.”