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Koeman: "Draw with Cádiz hurts more than UCL defeat to PSG"

Dutch coach Ronald Koeman felt his side gave up an excellent opportunity to close the distance with Atleti at the top of the table.

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Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said he was even more disappointed by his side being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Cadiz in La Liga on Sunday than after last week's 4-1 home drubbing by Paris St Germain.

Barça led thanks to Lionel Messi's 32nd-minute penalty but they failed to kill their opponents off and Alex Fernandez levelled in the 89th minute, ending a run of seven straight league wins for the Catalans.

"I'm very, very disappointed, I might be more disappointed than I was on Tuesday," Koeman told a news conference.

"We were on a great run in the league and weren't having too many problems in the game. A team like ours need to make our quality count in a game like this and we didn't do that."