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Busquets accepts responsibility for Deportivo’s equaliser


Busquets-P.-77-14-12-2015+++SERGIO Busquets said he takes full blame for the Deportivo La Coruna goal that cost Barcelona two points on Saturday.

Goals from Lionel Messi and Ivan Rakitic had Barca 2-0 up just after the hour-mark, but Deportivo fought back to score twice and take a point from Camp Nou.

Victor Sanchez’s men did the same thing on the final day of last season, which ensured Deportivo’s survival in the top flight.

Busquets, who gave away the ball, which led to Deportivo’s equaliser, admitted his error and took full responsibility for the goal.

“In the second half, at 2-0 we thought it was almost done,” the Spain international told Barca TV. 

“We had the bad luck of conceding a goal and then there was my loss of the ball. I take full blame for the equaliser.

“We must learn to close out games or when we can try to limit any counter-attacks and have plenty of men behind the ball.

Rakitic, meanwhile, was “hurt” by his side dropping points and feels they should have killed it off before the equaliser.

“Sometimes it’s tough to control what happens out on the pitch. We have to analyse it, talk about it and improve,” he said.

“We controlled the game, which was positive, but it hurts to draw after being up 2–0.

“We have to congratulate Deportivo because they played their game until the end.

“We had chances to score more and we just didn’t put away the game.”

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