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Luis Enrique accused of Barcelona bias after Spain’s defeat to Switzerland

Viewers of Spain’s defeat at the hands of Switzerland on Saturday have taken to social media in numbers, to take aim at Luis Enrique.

La Roja, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

Amid a hit-and-miss campaign to date, Enrique’s troops welcomed the aforementioned Switzerland to La Romareda, hopeful of maintaining their spot atop the Nations League Group B table.

When the 90 minutes were said and done, though, Spain’s preparations for the fast-approaching World Cup, instead, were dealt something of a blow.

This came as Manuel Akanji’s opener was followed by an Eric Garcia own goal early in the 2nd-half, ensuring that the visiting Swiss ultimately emerged on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline.

And, as alluded to above, on the back of the action coming to a close in Zaragoza, the brunt of the blame for Spain’s latest shock defeat has been placed at the feet of one man.

In an absolute barrage of criticism across social media, tactician Enrique has been accused of favouring players from one club – Barcelona – when it comes to team selection, to the detriment of his side’s performances.

This comes after no fewer than six Blaugrana stars were afforded starts against Switzerland, including the likes of out-of-favour pair Jordi Alba and Ferran Torres:

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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