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Former Real Madrid player Guti taunts Barcelona after defeat to Valencia

Deevya Mulani
SENIOR ANALYST
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18 Apr 2016, 11:50 IST
Guti made over 500 appearances for Real Madrid 

Former Real Madrid midfielder Guti wasted no time in taunting Barcelona after their 2-1 defeat to struggling Valencia.  Guti took to twitter saying, ”Ahora sí q (now it really is)” followed by a number of emoticons, in reference to a tweet he uploaded post Barcelona’s loss to Real Sociedad.

Guti followed up a tweet he had put up last week after FC Barcelona’s 1-0 loss to Real Sociedad. He had no words, only the “smiling poo” emoticon and the snoring emoticon had been used to describe Barcelona’s astonishing dip in form. He was referring to the belief in Spain that Barcelona go into crisis mode when results do not go their way.

The La Liga champions lost to strugglers Valencia in last night’s game at the Nou Camp. Down by two goals by the end of the first half, they struggled to get back in the game despite creating a number of chances in the second half.

Barcelona were unlucky not to have scored an equalising goal. They were victims of poor finishing along with a lack of composure in the final third. The later part of the second half became an ill-tempered affair with Brazilian superstar Neymar and Argentine Javier Mascherano losing their cool.

Valencia could have won by more goals as they broke on the counter a number of times, especially later in the second half as Barcelona threw caution to the wind and piled players forward. Paco Alcacer missed a golden chance to put the tie beyond doubt when he was faced with an open net but he couldn’t sort out his feet in time to score.

Starting with the loss to Real Madrid, they have lost four out of their last five games in all competitions.In a matter of a couple of weeks, Barcelona have managed to blow a 12 point lead over second placed Atletico Madrid.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane had earlier claimed the title race was over but the same cannot be said now as Barcelona are equal on points with Atletico Madrid and lead the La Liga table only on account of a better head to head record. Real Madrid are also only one point behind in what is now a wide-open title race.

The aura of invincibility surrounding Barcelona has eroded over the past two weeks. They have also been knocked out of the Champions League by fellow Spanish club Atletico Madrid and it is difficult to see where the next win will come from.

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