Barcelona midfielder, Sergio Busquets says the absence of Messi and Suarez should not be used as an excuse for the goalless draw against Malaga.
The blaugrana lacked a bite up front and Malaga’s goalkeeper, Carlos Kameni was at his best to help his side earn the draw.
Barca’s attack was noticeably blunted without Messi, who withdrew from the squad shortly before kick-off due to an illness, and the suspended Suarez.
Busquets, however, feels it was a matter of luck deserting his side as they dropped points at Camp Nou for the third time this season.
“Messi and Suarez are two of the best and you always miss them, but it’s not an excuse. We tried a thousand times and we couldn’t score,” he told BeIn Sports.
“We wanted to get all three points. They sat back and it was really difficult to beat them.
“We put a few more crosses into the box in the second half but we’re missing a bit of luck at the moment. They wanted to defend, that was their game-plan and we couldn’t find a way through.
“We knew they would play with five in defence but they played with everyone behind the ball. We knew they would and we know these kind of games are difficult. We scored goals that were disallowed and we missed out on the points.”