As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Rijkaard shrugs off another Barcelona Liga defeat

Juan Rodriguez and Pablo Amo struck the goals for the hosts against a lacklustre Barca.

"The defeat was the result of many factors - we played another game after only a few days, the players did not have time to recover and this caused their pace to slow during the match," said Rijkaard, who rested several of his first-choice stars.

"The Liga always is difficult. Depor deserved to win the game, but we can give more and still win our remaining games.

"My players wanted to win this game. We didn't take it easy. But it wasn't to be."



Support Tribal Football with this great deal from our partners ExpressVPN. You get an extra three months free with the 12-month plan (a saving of 49%!). All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you change your mind. Click here to try now, risk-free for 30 days - and support Tribal Football in the process.

Video of the day:

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free