Barcelona boss Luis Enrique admits concerns over ‘fragile defence’

Promoted Alaves dealt champions Barcelona a shock 2-1 defeat at the Nou Camp on Saturday while Cristiano Ronaldo returned from injury to help Real Madrid thrash Osasuna 5-2 and go two points clear at the top of La Liga.
Neymar returned to action for Barcelona after a prolonged absence due to the Olympics and international fixtures. He, however, could not help the team avoid a shock defeat.(AP)
Neymar returned to action for Barcelona after a prolonged absence due to the Olympics and international fixtures. He, however, could not help the team avoid a shock defeat.(AP)
Published on Sep 11, 2016 10:08 PM IST
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Promoted Alaves dealt champions Barcelona a shock 2-1 defeat at the Nou Camp on Saturday while Cristiano Ronaldo returned from injury to help Real Madrid thrash Osasuna 5-2 and go two points clear at the top of La Liga. With Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta on the bench, Barcelona went behind to the visitors in the 39th minute before Frenchman Jeremy Mathieu equalised in the 46th. Ibai Gomez then scored the winner in the 64th.

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