Yusuf Demir comes as a joker in the event of another Barcelona defeat
The Catalans are stuck in mid-table after losing at Rayo Vallecano. Real 0-0 Osasuna.
Luckily: Memphis Depay missed the best chance of counting
Even the use of Yusuf Demir could not help FC Barcelona in the away game against promoted Rayo Vallecano: The Viennese was exchanged for Sergi Roberto in the 60th minute on Wednesday evening, but the Catalans received their second league defeat of the season at 0-1.
Falcao scored the goal of the evening (30th minute) after a terrible mistake by Busquets, who let the ball take away. Depay missed a penalty for Barça (72.), the Dutchman had previously been fouled for the best chance of Barcelona that evening and failed with his attempt at goalkeeper Dimitrievski.
For coach Ronald Koeman, the air is getting thinner and thinner after the fourth defeat in the last six competitive games. And Rayo Vallecano has now won all five home games this season – as the only team in La Liga.
Real Madrid also remained without a win: In the home game against Osasuna Pamplona, it was only enough for a goalless draw. David Alaba played through at Real.