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While You Were Asleep: Barcelona endure a shock defeat, Eddie Howe believes his Newcastle has a protracted strategy to go, AC Milan defeat Atalanta

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While You Were Asleep

LaLiga league leaders Barcelona suffered a 1-0 shock defeat towards mid-table facet Almeria on the Estadio Mediterraneo in Almeria on Sunday.

Courtesy of El Bilal Toure’s objective mid-way by way of the primary half the hosts received the lead and floor out a well-known outcome. Barcelona however missed a golden alternative to increase their lead on the prime of the factors desk.

Full Time #AlmeríaBarça

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 26, 2023

“I’m very angry because I think we made the worst game of the season by far, mainly in the first half,” Barcelona supervisor Xavi Hernandez instructed Movistar Plus.

“We weren’t good and wasted an important alternative in a match we couldn’t afford to lose after what occurred to Real Madrid.

“It was a golden opportunity today and it ended with a really bad day for us. No excuses, it was the worst showing of our side in the entire season.”

Manchester United beat Newcastle within the Carabao cup ultimate

Newcastle supervisor Eddie Howe stated his facet nonetheless has a protracted strategy to go after their 2-0 Carabao cup ultimate defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.

“It is a process, we want to be here on a regular basis. There is a long way to go to be the team we want to be,” Howe instructed reporters after a disappointing return to Wembley.

“We can be proud of our performance but we were not clinical enough. As much as we didn’t want the final to be a distraction it has been. The players gave everything.”

“It hurts immensely,” added Howe. “It looks like you could have failed. A unfavourable sea of feelings hit you however, with defeat, typically you may take positives.

“Nothing is guaranteed. I hope we are a different Newcastle, but the competition is very high so we have to improve. We can’t stand still and think we are something. We have to prove we are – and we have to go again.”

Defending champions Milan defeat prime 4 aspirants Atalanta

Seria A defending champions AC Milan defeated Atlanta at San Siro in Milan on Sunday levelling them on factors with their neighbours Inter Milan.

Juan Musso’s personal objective opened the scoring for Milan after which late within the second half Junior Messias doubled the lead. Milan is now on 47 factors. However, each the Milan golf equipment are 18 factors behind league leaders Napoli.

A standout efficiency in midfield 💪#MilanAtalanta #SempreMilan
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— AC Milan (@acmilan) February 26, 2023

“We were (recently) always winning 1-0, but you can’t always hope not to concede goals,” coach Stefano Pioli, who oversaw his 800th profession sport as a supervisor, instructed DAZN.

“We ought to have closed it earlier, nevertheless it was an important efficiency by the crew. We performed it with the power that I recognise in my gamers.

“(But) It’s clear that we still need to score a lot of points to finish in the top four”.