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A defeat to believe! Barça's 'KO' in the Champions League, opposite to the previous ones despite the

Published:17/04/2024 - 11:56h

Updated:17/04/2024 - 14:52h

FC Barcelona did hold on on to be a 'great' of Europe in a Champions League tie on Tuesday, showing that Barça fans can once again rely on seeing their team compete on the big nights

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The rigorous expulsion of Ronald Araújo before fulfilling the half hour of the party of turn of quarter-finals between the FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain conditioned the eliminatory and finish leaving with the empty hands to the Barcelona team. However, and in spite of this numerical inferiority, the culés reacted in the complement and enjoyed of a pair of opportunities to try force the extention.

The ones of Xavi Hernández, still with more pride that play, resisted in front of a PSG physically very upper by the fact to play almost always with a player more and only until the 1-4 final, annotated by Kylian Mbappé near of the minute 90, the Barcelona group dreamed with forcing the extention. This feeling that the culés transmitted in the field remained very far of the European failures that the group culé came suffering from 2016, a year after achieving his fifth Champions and his second triplete.

The Barça has stepped forward in spite of a new elimination

After that triumph in Berlin, with Luis Enrique in the bench and Xavi like captain, the Barça began to add tropiezos, further of some punctual magic nights, like that 6-1 to the PSG to trace back in eighth of final in 2017 or the 3-0 in the gone in front of the Liverpool in the semifinals of the season 2018/19. In fact, the Barcelona team showed this Tuesday a very far image to any one of the falls that could remember in the last 8 years, including also the 'KO' in the Europe League.

Taking into account that in 2016 the team competed very well with the Athletic of Madrid in chambers, afterwards arrived the episodes of goleadas in front of Juventus, Rome, Liverpool, Bayern of Munich and PSG of consecutive way. In each one of these eliminatory the team showed very good moments, but afterwards simply disappeared of the field, something that in this occasion was far to occur.

Only an inopportune expulsion allowed to the PSG take the control of the eliminatory and carry to the Barça to have to depend on the luck, of Ter Stegen or of his defences not to fit more goals. This no sucedió in the seasons of elimination in phase of groups, where the team could not surpass to Bayern and Benfica at the earliest opportunity, and afterwards to the Bavarians and to the Inter of Milan a year afterwards, situations that the barcelonismo expects already have left backwards definitively, further of if it can go back to win a continental title in the short term.

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