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The Barça post-Messi arrives at last to the eighth of Champions

Published:29/11/2023 - 13:26h

Updated:29/11/2023 - 13:26h

With the victory in front of the Port wine, the FC Barcelona classifies to the following instance of the continental tournament more important. Precisely in the last two editions, the picture blaugrana had not been able to happen of phase of groups, same seasons that carries Leo Messi out of Catalonia

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Beyond all doubt, Leo Messi marked a before and an afterwards in the football and obviously also was protagonist of a golden age in the team culé. The absence of the Argentinian star was hard and has reflected in the results of the last two UEFA Champions League, competition in which the 'Flea' stood out and led to the culés in multiple occasions. The Argentinian won until four 'Orejonas', all with the team of his loves, the Barça.

It has not been coincidence that the FC Barcelona have not classified to the eighth of final of Champions after the course of Messi. The ex Barcelona has the record of goals in phase of groups (80); record of goals in eighth of final (29); more seasons followed marking in this competition (18) and also has the mark of more goals with an alone club (120), all these annotated with the T-shirt of the FC Barcelona. In the 17 seasons that participated Read with the Catalan picture, the team never had remained deleted in phase of groups of Champions.

Luckily, this season the team directed by Xavi Hernández has had to confront to rivals more accessible in the current edition of League of Champions, crossing with the Royal Amberes, Port wine and the Shakhtar Ukrainian. In the last two seasons, the Barça confronted to the Bayern of Munich and the Benfica in the 2021-2022 and to the Inter of Milan and Bayern again in the 2022-2023, teams that represent a greater complexity.

Messi and the Barça always needed mutually

Although the Barça has showed fragility after the exit of Messi and has suffered a lot his course, the Argentinian could not advance of the eighth of final in Champions in the two editions that played with Paris Saint Germain. This shows also that as well as the Barcelona needed of Leo to celebrate titles, the attacker also needs of the team. At present, the eternal '10' barcelonista contested the last season in the Inter Miami of United States, by the which hardly go back to contest another party of League of Champions.

Although the picture comandado at present by Lewandowski and compañia have confirmed his pass to eighth, is important to ensure the first place, thinking already in the rival of the eighth of final. In the following day of Champions, the Barcelona will confront in Belgium to the Royal Amberes. In the last edition in which they classified the culés to eighth were deleted by the PSG and in this season also happened like seconds of group. This campaign, the Barça will look for to compete and be leading in Europe after the era Messi and of this way write a new history.

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