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"It's Our Fault" - Jordi Alba Left Disappointed by FC Barcelona's 1-1 Draw With Cadiz

Ali Shibil Roshan
Feb 22, 2021, 5:34 PM GMT+5:30
Alba was understandably left disappointed by Barca's 1-1 draw with Cadiz
Alba was understandably left disappointed by Barca's 1-1 draw with Cadiz | Alex Caparros/Getty Images

FC Barcelona could not capitalise on La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid's shock defeat to Levante as a late equaliser saw the Catalans drop points against Cadiz.

Barcelona had taken the lead through a Lionel Messi penalty in the 32nd minute, and when it seemed they would take home all three points, they conceded. Alex Fernandez converted from the spot after the referee awarded a penalty for Clement Lenglet's foul inside the box in the 87th minute.

Jordi Alba was understandably left disappointed by the result and conceded it was all their fault they could not beat Cadiz. "It's our fault. [It's] very messed up. We dominated the game," the Barcelona left-back said after the game [via Marca]. "We knew they were closing [things off] a lot, and in an isolated play... It's a shame. It's our fault. It was a unique opportunity."

A victory over Cadiz would have helped Barca close the gap on Atletico Madrid to six points, but the Catalan's are now eight points behind Diego Simeone's side.

Alba is not giving up on the La Liga title just yet, although he admits the game against Cadiz was 'a unique opportunity'. He said, "There is still a long way to go, but we can't let these points slip away. Today was a unique opportunity. There are no excuses. It's a pity. We have to think again and improve. This can't be accepted."

Barcelona are on the brink of elimination from the Champions League and Copa del Rey. They are also far away from the La Liga leader position. Alba, however, insists Barcelona have to 'keep going in all three competitions'.

He added: "We have to keep going, we are Barcelona. We have to keep going in all three competitions, but today was a shame. We had a unique opportunity. We tried."