AN IRREGULAR SEASON
Delicate situation in Dortmund: Favre puts his job on the line against Barça
Published:25/11/2019 - 10:35h
Updated:25/11/2019 - 10:35h
Barça and Borussia Dortmund face each other in a key match for their future in the Champions League, and the germans arrive in a delicate situation. The bad results make Lucien Favre put his job on the line against the catalans
The calendar of the FC Barcelona presents several important appointments this week, and the first of them is against the Borussia Dortmund. The Catalans measure to the Germans in the penultimate day of the phase of groups of the Champions League, with the aim to add another victory that would allow them put in eighth of final like first qualifiers of the Group F. This Wednesday, in the Camp Nou, there will be a lot at stake.
Although the culés do not go through a good moment, his opponents are the same or worse, since his campaign is being too irregular. The season began with a promising triumph in the Supercopa of Germany in front of the Bayern of Munich, and although in the Glass are supported by firm step, the five parties won, five empatados and two lost in the Bundesliga are moving them away of the fight by the title.
In the sight of the managerial germana is the trainer, Lucien Favre, that arrives loomed to the City Condal. After being vapuleado in the Allianz Sand before the stop of selections (4-0) the black and yellow group did not park his doubts to the turn, since it harvested in the Signal Iduna Park a disappointing tie against the colista (3-3). Had merit reach the equalised after going losing 0-3, but is clear that is not sufficient.
The press of the country ensures that the cúpula of the Dortmund gathered to decide on his continuity, and that opted for giving him a last opportunity. The CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke and the sportive director Michael Zorc bet for giving a vote of confidence to a technician that does scarce months struggled with the Bavarians by the title suspender belt until the last day, but of course the coliseo barcelonista is not an ideal stage to play the place.
The Borussia would improve his situation if it strikes to the Barça in Champions, but would remain in a delicate situation if it trips again. For the moment, it occupies the second square of the Group F with seven points, to one of the Barcelona and with three of margin on the Inter of Milan -and to five of the Slavia of Prague-. This meeting is an authentic final, and the 'nerazzurri' observe it knowing that it also will affect to his immediate future.
The Barça wants to avoid an encerrona in Milan
The Barça, by his part, pretends to avoid the wrap that it would suppose not adding the three points, since this would do him fear by the elimination. The triumph would give him of mathematical form the first place, but a tie or a defeat, combined with the victory of the Italians, would do that the crash of the next 10 December in Giuseppe Meazza still had passes at stake, forcing to a good result in an exit complicated.