Barcelona managed just ONE shot on target in 2-0 defeat to newly promoted Granada

Lionel Messi recorded Barcelona's only shot on target vs Granada - in the 82nd minute

Barcelona are in trouble.

The Catalan giants weren't impressive last season under Ernesto Valverde.

They managed to win La Liga, but they collapsed in the Champions League semi-final's against Liverpool and were defeated in the Copa del Rey final against Valencia.

It was reported that Valverde may lose his job in the summer, but Barca eventually decided to keep faith in the 55-year-old.

They may already be regretting that decision.

Barca, who have been without Lionel Messi for much of the start of the season, have struggled.

In their Champions League opener against Dortmund in midweek, Barca looked lacklustre in a goalless draw.

In the first half in Gemany they provided very little attacking threat where they failed to record a single shot on target.

They ended the game having tested Roman Burki just once.

Lionel Messi in action vs Granada

And their woes in the attacking third continued against Granada on Saturday evening.

Barcelona were defeated 2-0 by the newly promoted side in a shock result.

Ramon Azeez netted the opener after just two minutes before Alvaro Vadillo came off the bench to convert from the penalty spot with 24 minutes remaining.

In truth, Barca were by far the inferior side on the night.

Antoine Griezmann is struggling at Barcelona

They provided very little attacking threat; even when Messi came off the bench to start the second half.

And one stat shows just how out of sorts they were on the night.

Barca, with a star studded attack including the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Messi and Luis Suarez, recorded just ONE shot on target.

And even that came in the 82nd minute via Messi with Barca desperately needing to get themselves back into the game.

Something has got to give at Barcelona.

Even last year when they were winning games in La Liga, they were looking unconvincing and often relied on Messi to win them games.

There fragilities have well and truly been exposed to start the season with the Argentine forward struggling with injury.

Barcelona also recorded just one shot on target vs Dortmund

It was hoped that Griezmann's signing would help but even he has struggled to start off the campaign.

After five games, Barca are in 7th having mustered just two wins.

If they keep up this form it seems only a matter of time before Valverde is shown the exit door.

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