Barca equal worst La Liga start as Messi goal drought goes on

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Barcelona have equalled their worst tally of La Liga points after six games since the competition reverted to three points for a win.

Ronald Koeman's side drew 1-1 with Deportivo Alaves on Sunday (AEDT), meaning they have just eight points so far in the early stages of the 2020-21 season. 

That is the same total as Barca managed at the start of the 2002-03 campaign when another Dutchman, Louis van Gaal, was in charge. 

The Blaugrana are currently languishing in 12th place – already eight points behind La Liga leaders and reigning champions Real Madrid.

It has also been a difficult start to the campaign for Lionel Messi too, as he has now gone 877 minutes without scoring in open play. 

The Argentina international's last open-play effort came against Napoli in the UEFA Champions League back in August, although he has scored three penalties and one free-kick since then.

Source Omnisport