Next Match: away to Athletic Bilbao, December 01
Europe: UEFA Champions League (Group H)
Gerard Pique was highly critical of his side's performance in their 2-1 defeat to 10-man Ajax in the Champions League, Gerardo Martino's first defeat since taking charge of the Catalans. The defender told Canal Plus: "It was the worst first half performance we've produced this season without a doubt. We were awful. We weren't able to cope with their pressure and we kept on losing the ball. In the second half, with an extra man on the pitch, we didn't manage to create any danger. The fact we had players missing is no excuse, we need to improve and reflect very hard on how we played. Our display was not fitting of Barcelona." Martino added: "I agree with Pique. It's good to be able to criticise your performance and this team knows how to do that. We cannot afford to make errors like we made in the first half again."