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Barça visits Porto with the aim of overcoming its European ghosts

Published:4/10/2023 - 13:27h

Updated:4/10/2023 - 13:27h

Barça will face Porto this Wednesday with the aim of directing their qualification to the round of 16 and taking an important step to leave behind the European ghosts of recent seasons

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The FC Barcelona will play in front of the Port wine this Wednesday by the second day of the Champions League. The Barcelona want to direct his classification with a victory to domicile and position like leaders in solitary of the Group H before the stop FIFA. However, Xavi Hernández also has another aim fixed for this season 2023/24.

And it is that the egarense wants to leave in the happened the European ghosts that have followed to the club since it raised his last 'Orejona' in 2015. The Barcelona have accumulated disaster after disaster, to the point to see relegados to the second competition in consecutive years because of the economic difficulties of the club and to the bad management of the staff.

The ghosts of the Barça

Everything began in the 2015/16, when the Barça fell in front of the Athletic of Madrid in Vicente Calderón. The culés could not hold the result achieved in the gone in the Camp Nou (2-1) and lost like visitors in the quarter-finals (2-0). Afterwards it arrived the first black night in Turín in the 2016/17, where the Juventus imposed 3-0 home and knew to keep the classification with a big result in the turn (0-0).

Already in the following two seasons occurred the unexpected disasters that would mark the course of the last years in League of Champions. The Barcelona left to go his advantages home in front of Rome (4-1) and Liverpool (3-0) in fourth and 'semis' respectively, falling in the Olympic Stadium (3-0) and in Anfield Road (4-0). Besides, the course 2019/20 was marked by the pandemia and the eliminatory to only party in front of the Bayern Munich in Lisbon, that would leave that fateful 2-8 that still keeps in the memory of the fan barcelonista.

Finally it is the elimination in eighth in front of the PSG of Kylian Mbappé in 2021 (5-2) and the consecutive campaigns in which the club remained relegado to the Europe League under the mandate of Xavi. Nowadays the aim of the míster goes through to classify to the eighth of final and follow advancing inside the tournament with looks it put in recovering the confidence and in the money that will receive the arks of the institution.

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