Frenkie de Jong was despatched off within the sixty fifth minute on the Ramon de Carranza stadium however holding on for a draw will earn little credit score for Koeman, who was additionally proven a crimson card in injury-time.
Whether Koeman remains to be within the publish for Barca’s sport at residence to Levante on Sunday stays to be seen however it seems now to be extra a matter of when the membership can discover a substitute than if he’ll proceed in cost.
“You must all the time attempt to win every sport, however it’s important to be lifelike, it’s important to see the squad we have now, the individuals we’re lacking,” mentioned Koeman.
Barcelona are already seven factors behind La Liga’s early leaders Real Madrid, albeit having performed a sport fewer, to go along with a poor begin within the Champions League after final week’s 3-0 opening defeat by Bayern Munich.
A 1-1 draw with Granada on Monday did little to spice up morale, with Koeman coming in for heavy criticism after ending the sport with central defenders Gerard Pique and Ronald Araujo up entrance.
Disappointment with the staff’s fashion and doubts round his future prompted a defiant response from Koeman in a press convention on Wednesday.
He refused to reply questions, as an alternative studying out an announcement that requested for persistence and insisted the method of rebuilding the staff “deserved unconditional assist”.
That was taken as a transparent message to membership president Joan Laporta, who was reluctant to be drawn on Koeman’s future earlier than the match in opposition to Cadiz.
Laporta advised reporters nothing could be selected the premise of the end result alone, whereas admitting “if we have now to take choices at a sure time, we’ll take them”.
After the match, Koeman mentioned: “He was within the lodge and we mentioned howdy earlier than the match. I’m positive there can be extra days to speak if the membership desires to speak.”
Koeman began with 17-year-old Gavi in midfield and 18-year-old Yusuf Demir within the entrance three, whereas the much-maligned Luuk de Jong continued down the center.
The first half was nearly totally forgettable, with neither staff able to creating an actual probability and a weak shot from Memphis Depay the closest Barcelona got here to a purpose.
Alvaro Negredo’s shot with the skin of his foot drew a great save from Marc-Andre ter Stegen early within the second interval whereas Luuk de Jong curved a implausible cross to the again publish however Depay miskicked his end.
Barcelona have been gaining in confidence however two yellow playing cards from Frenkie de Jong in 4 minutes checked their momentum.
De Jong was booked for the primary time within the 61st minute for throwing again an arm into Alberto Perea after which for a second time within the sixty fifth, as a careless contact compelled him to slip on the stretch, even he flicked the ball away from Alfonso Espino first.
VAR would absolutely have spared De Jong however it couldn’t intervene over a second reserving.
Cadiz sensed a possibility and may have scored with 10 minutes left when Espino slipped in Salvi however Ter Stegen got here to the rescue, blocking the end together with his legs.
The sport turned wild within the remaining minutes because the ball flew from one finish to the opposite.
Philippe Coutinho spurned a late free-kick, Salvi’s close-range end was blocked and because the clock ticked into the 94th minute, Depay fired simply huge of the far publish.
In the insanity, Koeman was proven a crimson card as properly, the Dutchman smiling on the remaining whistle with a face of disbelief.