THE BARCELONA ACCOUNTS
What FC Barcelona must do to get into the eighth Champions
Published:25/11/2019 - 18:39h
Updated:25/11/2019 - 21:06h
FC Barcelona complicated its presence in the knockout stages of the Champions League after drawing against Slavia several weeks ago. The Catalans, however, depend on themselves and a victory against Dortmund is fundamental
The FC Barcelona is not doing a Champions League to the height of the staff that has and still has not seen a remarkable version of the culés in Europe. In his debut, against the Borussia Dortmund, the ones of Ernesto Valverde empataron to zero, but could lose by two or three goals of difference if it does not become by Ter Stegen.
Against the Inter, in the Camp Nou, sucedió something resembled what occurred in Germany. The Italians gave him a bathroom to the Barça in the first time and, if it does not become by the guardameta German, the ones of Conte could have sentenced the crash to the term of the first 45 minutes. In the second time, an arreón of Messi and a big Luis Suárez were sufficient to trace back and win the meeting.
The gone against the Slavia did not go much better and the Czechs deserved win the party in the second part. The ones of Prague empataron the so much initial of Messi and were much better that a Barça that still does not know as it won. In the Camp Nou, the Slavia went back to give problems and, this time yes, attained to mark in front of a Barcelona that left two fundamental points in the fight for being in eighth of final.
The culés have now 8 points and leads the group F by in front of Dortmund (7 points) and Inter (4 points). The Slavia only has 2 and has it very complicated to be in the following round. The Barcelona, luckily, still depend on they same to finish first of group. But a trip more against the Germans this Wednesday could leave to the Catalans in a tremendously dangerous position of face to the last day.
A victory against the Dortmund would classify automatically to the Barça for the eighth as first of group. The ones of Valverde would have 11 points and neither Borussia neither Inter could reach him already. The triumph, therefore, is fundamental, since a tie would not serve to breathe calm to play against the Inter the last meeting of the phase of groups.
The tie is dangerous for the last day
If the Barça empatara, would arrive to Milan with 9 points and the Inter, if it wins to the Slavia this Wednesday, would have 7. In other words the 'neroazzurro' could leave out of the Champions to the Barça with a victory, if the Dortmund won to the Slavia. A tie would put to the Barça in eighth, but no like first if the germanos win to the Czechs.
If the Inter loses against the Slavia this Wednesday, do what do the Barça against the Dortmund, will be in eighth, already was as leader of group or like second qualifier. The Slavia could finish in this case his participation with eight points (winning also to the Borussia), but in case of scored tie the Barcelona would go through to have won in Prague.
In definite, the barcelonistas have a lot of more options to be in eighth that of not being, but do not have to trust. Win to the Dortmund ensures the first place and the classification, something necessary for no apurar until the last day. This crash against the Inter would be on 10 December, only a week before that the Classical, with what the ideal is that the culés no longer play at all to be able to take a break.