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THE DRAW OF EIGHTH, MORE DECISIVE

If the FC Barcelona is not first of group in Champions League, does not happen at all

Published:8/11/2018 - 00:39h

Updated:8/11/2018 - 18:29h

Although be first of group does not leave to be an inducement, is something that many give by sobrevalorado in the Champions League. No in vain, being first of group to the Barça could touch him PSG, Liverpool, Bayern or Manchester United in eighth

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Although it is true that classify to eighth of final of the Champions League like first of a group more than competitive -with Inter of Milan, Tottenham and PSV Eindhoven- is always an inducement, the reality says us that it does not treat of something so decisive to the hour of the truth. Paris Saint-Germain was first of group the past season, and fell deleted in eighth against the Real Madrid, second of group and valid champion.

The past course, simultaneously, to the FC Barcelona touched him Chelsea in eighth, whereas being first of group this campaign could touch him teams like Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, Manchester United or Bayern Munich, among others, in function of how go the two last days of the phase of groups. Being second of group, could touch him also any of these teams, or can that the Port wine.

At the end it is the draw of eighth of final the one who has the authority of dirimir if the crosses have more difficulty or less, and no so much the fact to having happened to eighth as first or second of group. The FC Barcelona, by his competitive gene, is clear that will try to seal the classification like first winning the next day of the phase of groups, in Holland in front of the PSV Eindhoven.

If it does not achieve it, however, it does not be necessary to carry the hands in command. It would be more beneficial for the future of the team and the health of the staff, even, give minutes to the less usual and reserve to the indisputable headlines in said parties, are cuales are the final results, that struggle by the first square of the Group B.

To win the Champions, it is necessary to sweat and suffer

The luck will not be thrown until it produce the draw of the eighth of final of the Champions League 2018-19, and if something have internalised the players of the Barça is that, to be champions in this tournament, will have to win sooner or later to the best. 

In 2015, the FC Barcelona of Luis Enrique won the Champions League deleting in the direct rounds to Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, in addition to winning to the Juventus of Turín in the final.

And the past season, andl Real Madrid followed suit with PSG, Juventus and Bayern Munich, before winning the final to the Liverpool in Cardiff. It is clear that to win the Champions it is necessary to surpass to the best, so... Why not beginning to prepare from the beginning?

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