Furious Barcelona fans demand Ernesto Valverde to be sacked following a dismal goalless draw with Real Madrid on Wednesday
Barcelona and Real Madrid faced off at the Camp Nou in the rescheduled El Clasico, and both sides were nowhere near their standards.
Even though it was a match with very few clear-cut opportunities, Los Blancos showed more desire to win, dictating the pace of the game for its major part.
Ernesto Valverde is coming under increasing pressure and tonight's El Clasico stalemate with Real Madrid has seen some fans call for him to lose his job https://t.co/SySDolnWvY— The Final Whistle (@finalwhi) December 18, 2019
While Zinedine Zidane’s players fashioned 17 shots towards the Catalans’ goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, the home side produced only nine.
Gareth Bale managed to put the ball past the Barca shot-stopper in the 74th minute, but his goal was righteously canceled for an offside in the build-up.
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were almost invisible, while Ivan Rakitic and Sergi Roberto failed to cope with high pressure applied by Zidane’s men during the entire 90 minutes.
It was Barcelona’s weakest performance since the beginning of the season, and the frustrated fans call the club to fire the under-pressure manager Valverde.
Valverde wasted 3 yrs of Messi's prime ….this team under his charge has no character , no motivation no tactical strength no identity … after watching today's classico i'm 100% sure we might go trophyless this season #ElClasico #ValverdeOut pic.twitter.com/eOlmEJUpy5— Omar CHERKAOUI (@CherkaouiOmarr) December 18, 2019
"Ernesto Valverde is my name,— Swastik Rath (@swastik_rath) December 18, 2019
Breaking records is my game"
Man just broke a 17-year long record of a clasico not ending in a goal-less draw. The legend of Ernie-taka continues👏👏 #ElClasico pic.twitter.com/9hURPhJwqf
Don't know whether Fede Valverde is our opponent or Ernesto Valverde.— B. (@FCBculer) December 18, 2019