Quique Setién, Bartomeu and Abidal, from left to right

THE NAPOLI THREATENS IN THE HORIZON

The UEFA Champions League, priority objective for the FC Barcelona

Published:11/02/2020 - 13:19h

Updated:11/02/2020 - 13:23h

The FC Barcelona expects that this 'mini-pre-season' of 15 days serve them to improve the performance and win confidence to facing the competition that truly matters: the Champions League

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This season the group blaugrana split with a title prioritario above the rest: The League of Champions. The maximum competition of clubs of the old continent is the dream of any participant in the tournament when it gives beginning the course. This trophy marks the campaign that make the square culé, and in spite of that conquer other entorchados like LaLiga Santander, the fans ansía harvest the sixth orejona for the vitrinas of the Camp Nou.

Rome and Liverpool two memories that do not have to repeat

In the last two seasons, the FC Barcelona seemed that it went with firm foot by the way of the victory of the UEFA Champions League. Two parties of gone in front of Rome and Liverpool that invited to the optimism of face to achieve the following phase in the editions of 2017 and 2018, and two clashes of turn to domicile, that turned into a nightmare for all the parish culé. Two despropósitos historical, that have done that the group blaugrana arrive to this course in the Champions League without margin of error, and without being able to go back to fall in another pájara like the lived in two consecutive years.

In this occasion, the phase of groups finish of the best possible way, with the ones of the 'Txingurri' Valverde in that time like first of groups, offering the back draw a clash in eighth of finamente some Naples come to less this campaign. If all goes by the guion planned in this key, the FC Barcelona has to arrive of way holgada to the quarter-finals, as like this they aim the quotas of the eighth of final of the Champions League.

Quique Setién looks for reflotar the shipping culé aground

Of incomprehensible way and against of the stability of the club and of the wishes of the greater part of the staff, the managerial blaugrana decided to cease to Ernesto Valverde to half of season, with the team leader in the domestic and alive competition in all the competitions.

After combing the market and after the refusal of numerous technicians, Quique Setién was the elected for comandar the project blaugrana. Definitely, a trainer that fits to perfection with the DNA Barça, but that arouses some doubt to the hour to handle a changing room like the one of one of the favourite maxima to conquer the Champions League this season.

The Naples is the first stop for the Cantabrian technician and his pupilos. A staff lastrada by the injuries and with fault of a nine pure, after the injury of long length of Luis Suarez. Setién Has to devise them for inculcar in his staff his philosophy the before possible, without that notice the drop of key pieces like the Uruguayan. The aim is clear, and of not to carry it to term would arise critical voices with all the estamentos of the entity of the city condal.

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