Not a major concern, and nothing in regards to be worried about by Bayern Munich fans. But Pep Guardiola who made Barca play the beautiful tiki taka football would certainly be bother upon hearing this headline.
Possession-kings Barcelona had less than 50% of the ball for the first time in five years
Yes its true, Barcelona may have won 4-0 against Rayo Vallecano last night but they lost something which they have won for the last 316 games – Barcelona had less than 50% of the ball.
END OF AN ERA as Barcelona LOSE POSSESSION for the first time after 316 matches (may 2008, Real Madrid) #fcblive
— Infostrada Sports (@InfostradaLive) September 21, 2013
Its not the end of the world for the La Liga champions who are still sitting at the top of the table after 5 straight victories. But the Catalans, who are known to play possession football and boss around their opponents, were beaten for possession by a lowly Rayo Vallecano side. Maybe new coach Gerardo Martino is trying to change the strategy or just trying out other different things. Albeit, it was a strong win for the Catalans and Pedro scored a hat-trick to help maintain their perfect start to the Liga season. Neymar and Fabregas also had a decent outing with the former Arsenal man getting on the score sheet to score Barca’s last goal.