Ronald Koeman, after the Barça-Granada


A historical 'ghost' weighs on Koeman to few hours of the Classical

Published:23/10/2021 - 13:49h

Updated:23/10/2021 - 13:49h

From 1936 a trainer of the Barça does not chain two defeats in front of the Real Madrid. Until the moment, Ronald Koeman has not been able to obtain the three points in his meetings in front of the whites, by what a third fall would equalise the series of the Irish Patrick O'Connell

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A victory of the FC Barcelona on the Real Madrid in LaLiga no only will do that the Barcelona escalen in the table of classification, also will be a puff of oxygen for Koeman in front of the pressure that cierne on his shoulders. Besides, other historical data threaten him.

It treats of the possibility to fall in three editions of the Classical of consecutive way, a series that any míster of the Barça has equalised from the course 1935-36, when the bench culé found under the orders of the Irish Patrick O'Connell, the one who hilvanó two defeats ligueras and one in the final of Glass in front of the rival maximum.

To date, the Dutch accumulates two reverses in front of the whites, both in LaLiga during the season 2020-21 (by 1-3 in the Camp Nou and 2-1 in Alfredo Gave Stéfano), and could add his third fall to the thread in case to fall in which it will be his first classical with public.


Koeman, to break the series

After O'Connell, any trainer of the Barça has fallen in three consecutive opportunities in front of the merengues. Only César, Kubala, Michels, Nogués and Sasot have accumulated two defeats, the same that until the moment weigh on the Dutch, that will try to cut.

On the other hand, the worst moments for the Barcelona regarding the Classical passed between the years 1962 and 1965. For then, the culés chained until seven stray parties in front of the Madrid until Roque Olsen knew to guide to the Barcelona to a victory by 1-3 in the Bernabéu.

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