Ronald Koeman has been annoyed by the way FC Barcelona on Thursday evening failed to decide the match against UE Cornellà in the Copa del Rey.

The Catalans missed two penalties in regular time and therefore needed an extension to beat the third divisionist.

At the end of the first half, Miralem Pjanic saw his penalty kick saved by Cornellà goalkeeper Ramón Juan Ramírez.

After the break it was Ousmane Dembélé who put the ball at 11 meters, but he also failed to pass Juan Ramírez.

"It's not normal to miss two penalties in one match, that's just unacceptable," said an irritated Koeman after the match.

"I don't understand either, because normally we have enough players who can take a penalty kick. Maybe it's too exciting for some, I don't know."

"We have been failing to score too often from the spot lately and decide the game early. I don't think there is that much pressure involved in a penalty. There is no audience, so you just have to keep your cool and score. Now we had to pass a physical test that is not common in such a competition. "

Barcelona plays 120 minutes for the third time in a row

To Koeman's delight, there was no penalty shootout against UE Cornellà.

Barcelona took the match in overtime through Dembele and Martin Braithwaite and prevented it from being eliminated in the third round, just like Real Madrid, by a team that plays several levels lower.

It was already the third time in a week that Barcelona had to play a match of 120 minutes.

The Catalans settled last Wednesday in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup after penalties with Real Sociedad and last Sunday the final battle against Athletic Club was lost after extension.

"We have to analyze how it is possible that we did not come to us earlier in this game and had to play again for 120 minutes," said Koeman, who mainly continued to discuss penalties.

"We have to train more on it, talk about it and just improve."

FC Barcelona does not have much time to recover from the cup match, because an away match against Elche in La Liga is already waiting on Sunday.

Normally, Frenkie de Jong, who got a rest against UE Cornellà, is also present.

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