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Ernesto Valverde at a loss to explain Barcelona’s defeat to Leganes

But, the boss says he is responsible

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Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde said it was “difficult to explain” his team’s 2-1 defeat to Leganes on Wednesday night.

The visitors deservedly picked up their first three points of the season against Barcelona despite going behind to a fine goal from Philippe Coutinho.

Leganes scored twice in 68 seconds in the second half, through Nabil El Zhar and Oscar Rodriguez, to hand Valverde his first La Liga defeat of the season.

“This is football and it can happen, sometimes it’s difficult to explain things that happen in a game,” he said.

”We controlled the game but they knew how to hurt us within a minute, and to be frank one goal wasn’t enough.

“Sure, in the end the coach is responsible.”

Source | Marca

Barcelona need to respond at the weekend when they return to La Liga action against Valverde’s former team Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou.

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