Lewandowski, after the Barcelona's 'KO' at Old Trafford


All the doubts of Barça before the Clásico: The European 'KO', injuries, defeat in the League...

Published:27/02/2023 - 17:43h

Updated:27/02/2023 - 18:08h

After a streak of indisputable dominance, FC Barcelona once again faces hostile conditions on the course. In addition to the defeats in the Europa League and LaLiga, injuries and the upcoming Cup Clásico are added

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The FC Barcelona initiated the season 2022/23 with expectations alentadoras and an important bet when resorting to the 'economic crowbars' (sale of active and heritage of the club) to be able to reinforce the staff and conform an able team to reach like minimum the quarter-finals of the Champions League and win the title of LaLiga. However, in spite of the back improvements to the winter, the bad results have gone back to do present.

The Barcelona team came hilvanando positive results in his last presentations, accusing the fault of goal and throwing of a solid defence that does not reach the ten of goals fit in the tournament of the regularity. The culés lucían imparables, but would arrive the escollo European with the eliminatory in the playoffs of the UEFA Europe League in front of the Manchester United, key that would initiate with a controversy gone that would finish with a pact to two goals by side.

But the worst was for occurring just when the panorama lucía alentador. The first goal of the culés in Old Trafford gave wings to the fans, that already began to see closely the pass to eighth after the goal of Robert Lewandowski. But the reaction of the venues by work of Frederico Rodrigues Santos and Antony would concretise the nightmare blaugrana in the 'theatre of the dreams', putting end to the participation of the Barça in international tournaments by what subtracts of the course.

The 'prick' in LaLiga

The defeat in front of the 'network devils' did not seem to scare to the culés, conscious that from now only would centre in the domestic tournaments, especially in LaLiga. Looking for make a fresh start, the ones of Xavi Hernández jumped to the field of the Almería, the Power House Stadium, with the intention to add his split number 15 without knowing the defeat in the competition, being the last slip a tie in front of the Espanyol in the last hours of the year 2022.

The stage was inmejorable so that the Barcelona extended his brecha in the classification on the Real Madrid until the 10 units, but the invalid answer of the culés after the so much marked by Bilal Touré would leave with life to the Real Madrid, that also came to suffer a trip in the derbi in front of the Athletic of Madrid. Of this way, the fight in the Spanish tournament could prolong to fault of a direct crash against the ones of Carlo Ancelotti.

New 'virus' of injuries

All this series of setbacks has come accompanied of a bad that already there was repercutido in the staff culé during the season 2022/23, especially to few months of the stop that would suppose the dispute of the Glass of the World in Qatar. Players like Jules Koundé, Ronald Araújo, Frenkie of Jong, Ousmane Dembélé and the already exjugadores of the Barça, Héctor Bellerín and Memphis Depay, suffered annoyances that altered his rhythm and with this the results of the team.

In this occasion, again Dembélé has added to this list, that now integrates beside Pedri González and Robert Lewandowski. This last supposes a hit importantísimo for the culés, that have to the Pole like his main offensive reference. Whereas the Canarian, that had been one of the attendants to give answer with his timely goals in parties trabados for the forwards, neither will be able to be present in the following duels. On the other hand, the staff is protecting to players like Koundé, Araújo and Raphinha, seriously risk to fall lesionados.

The Classical, increasingly near

The situation can be even worse? Sure enough: The Real Madrid is the next rival of the Barça, this time in the frame of the semifinals of the Glass of Rey. The crash will take place in the stadium Santiago Bernabéu and will present to a picture directed by Carlo Ancelotti that comes inspired in spite of the 'slip' in front of the Athletic in the past day liguera, in addition to the thirst of revancha of the whites after it sucedido in the Supercopa of Spain.

The group merengue comes inspired after propinarle a conclusive goleada to the Liverpool in Anfield Road, for which has concretised a traced back after having been down by 2-0 and be even to the edge to receive the third. But the Madrid, such as it did it in the previous season, would show once again his hierarchy in the big European nights and would sign five targets taking advantage of grave errors at the bottom of the field of the 'reds'. Like this the things, the panorama luce difficult for a Barça forced to give a hit of authority.

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