BETWEEN 2016 AND 2023
Tenth consecutive European elimination of a Barça that this time did compete
Published:24/02/2023 - 00:30h
Updated:24/02/2023 - 03:02h
The history of FC Barcelona in Europe continues to be catastrophic. For the second consecutive season, Xavi Hernández's men have suffered a double elimination in continental competitions: In the Champions League, in the group stage, and in the Europa League playoffs
The FC Barcelona goes of fall in fall in Europe. It is a historical drama and a film that repeats in loop every year, even by double game in the last two seasons with the Champions and Europe League. Although the team, in this opportunity, himself could compete in front of his rival, the Manchester United with few 'retouchings' carried the eliminatory after a second half in which they achieved to cancel completely what had done the Barcelona in the first-half.
In spite of the green shoots, the positive points or the analyses that can do, the result has been the same: Fall deleted in Europe. This year it hurts more and it affects more to the project, because it has been very soon. In February. Something that has to concern and by what it is necessary to demand more. "The feeling is that we have been better that the past season. Against Inter, United... We have played against rivals of a lot of entity but have not given the size", said Xavi Hernández after the party. Fall with honour but, to final of accounts, fall.
The data are overwhelming and disappointing: The Barça carries ten eliminations in the last eight years, between 2016 and 2023. The history of the culés in Europe leaves a lot that say and the idea of the club, after the investment in summer, is that it changed this year. It could not be in the Champions League, but the debt was in the Europe. It has not been able to be and, by second consecutive year, are two eliminations in a season.
Since the Barça won the triplete in 2015, have come in free fall. In the 2015-2026 was the Athletic of Madrid the hangman, in 2017 was the goleada of the Juventus in chambers, 2018 the traced back in Rome and 2019 in Anfield, against the Liverpool in semifinals. In 2020, the historical goleada of the Bayern of Munich, by eight goals, in fourth and in 2021 the one of the Paris Saint-Germain. In the following seasons, has come to worse: In the 2021-22 fell in phase of groups, in front of the Bayern and Benfica, for afterwards go out deleted in the chambers of the Europe League against the Frankfurt.
In the present has been the most traumatic and strong, because of moments the team of Xavi Hernández left the feeling that this year yes could arrive much more far by the signings, because the staff was very made or because they played better. However, the Barça sacks of Europe after having won two parties of eight, only, against Viktoria Plzen. The rest, ties and defeats very hard.
Goodbye To the Europe League
In the past season achieved to arrive alive to the last party of the phase of groups of the Champions League and afterwards arrived until the quarter-finals, to fall deleted in front of the Eintracht of Frankfurt, but in this year remained went before contesting his fifth party of the liguilla and have not surpassed the playoffs, the first phase of the Europe League. It has to have a brutal change.