Barcelona 1-2 Osasuna: Lionel Messi says things have to change
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi says “things have to change” at the club as they lost their La Liga title on the night their 30-game unbeaten home run in the league came to an end.
Even a win would not have been enough for Barca, as Real Madrid beat Villarreal 2-1 to win the title.
Jose Arnaiz put Osasuna ahead before Messi levelled with a free-kick.
The visitors had Enric Gallego sent off for elbowing Clement Lenglet before Roberto Torres’ close-range winner.
Messi, who is La Liga’s top scorer on 23 goals with one game to go, said: “We didn’t expect to finish in this way, but it sums up the year for us.
“We are a weak team who can be beaten with enough intensity and enthusiasm.
“We have lost a lot of points which we shouldn’t have done. We have been very inconsistent.
“We need to be self-critical, starting with the players, but also across the entire club. We are Barcelona, and we are obliged to win every game.”
- Real win La Liga title for first time in three seasons
Barca’s only hope of a major trophy now is the Champions League. They host Napoli in the last 16 second leg on Saturday, 8 August, having drawn 1-1 in Italy.
Match ends, Barcelona 1, Osasuna 2.
Second Half ends, Barcelona 1, Osasuna 2.
Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Iñigo Pérez (Osasuna).
Luis Suárez (Barcelona) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by Lionel Messi.
Goal! Barcelona 1, Osasuna 2. Roberto Torres (Osasuna) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kike Barja with a cross following a fast break.
Attempt missed. Toni Lato (Osasuna) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left following a fast break.
Substitution, Osasuna. Toni Lato replaces Pervis Estupiñán.
Attempt blocked. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ansu Fati.
Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Sergio Herrera.
Substitution, Osasuna. Roberto Torres replaces Jon Moncayola.
Attempt missed. Jordi Alba (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lionel Messi following a corner.
Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by David García.
Substitution, Barcelona. Jordi Alba replaces Junior Firpo.
Substitution, Barcelona. Frenkie de Jong replaces Riqui Puig.
Enric Gallego (Osasuna) is shown the red card for violent conduct.
VAR Decision: Card upgraded Oier Sanjurjo (Osasuna).
Clément Lenglet (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Enric Gallego (Osasuna).
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