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Ronald Koeman under pressure as Barcelona is held by Cadiz

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Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman is under pressure from the club following a goalless draw against Cadiz in the La Liga fixture of the night.

The La Liga giants displayed a below expectation performance producing six goals on target against a club that finished in 12th position last season.

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The Catalans suffered a major setback when Frenkie de Jong was shown a red card that was followed by a similar one against the manager when he protested against Sergio Busquets.

Speaking after the fixture, Koeman defended his red card shifting the blame to the referee saying he was removing the second ball off the pitch, something that was seen by others at the stand.

He also defended the players calling into a look in the general performance. He noted how difficult it was for Memphis Depay to play upfront alone following the red card on de Jong.

The Dutchman is currently on the verge of being replaced with Laporte making it clear that they will have to make a tough decision is the results remain the same. Laporte also confirmed the board’s confidence in him.

Former Leicester coach Brendan Rodgers is among coaches already tipped on a possible move to Spain with others being Conte and Pirlo.

Currently Barcelona lies in 7th position with 9 points from five matches played. They are seven points away from league leaders Real Madrid.

Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international

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