LALIGA AND CHAMPIONS TEST
Barça faces a key test: Two months to know what it aspires to
Published:8/11/2019 - 17:14h
Updated:8/11/2019 - 18:45h
Barça does not go through its best form, but is still connected to the fight for the titles. In the two months remaining until the end of the year, the catalans will face a key test to find out what they aspire to
The FC Barcelona wants to leave backwards a brief crisis of game and results, and for this already looks for answers in a very demanding calendar. So much the players like the trainer recognise that they do not go through a good moment but warn that it works to improve the feelings, the true key to know if the group is prepared to struggle by the titles. If it goes back the football, there will be problems to be still in the fight.
The path of the Catalans has been very irregular in what it goes of course, but the definite examination will arrive of way until final of year. In spite of that the symptoms have not been positive, there has been low but also high, by what the staff deserves the profit of the doubt. This could be a pothole of which usually answer with tremendas positive reactions or a real crisis of which force to take drastic decisions. It will be necessary to expect and check what sucede.
The first proof puts it a Celtic of Vigo that will serve of vara to measure before a stop of selections. It lost against the Eibar and empató against the Slavia of Prague, but if there is a triumph in the Camp Nou will attain a small truce. Resist in the leadership would award some calm to analyse errors and think in solutions, something that would ruin a new 'prick', that would multiply the incógnitas and would surround the coliseo barcelonista of one always unpleasant tension.
Warned by the injuries and an evident physical wear, the culés will take action without margin of error in LaLiga and the Champions. For the moment, in Europe dominate the Group F with eight points, one above Borussia Dortmund and to four of the Inter of Milan, precisely his next rival. The image in the double duel in front of the Slavia was not good, what does indispensable to add home in front of the Germans (27 November) not to go to Giuseppe Meazza (10 December) with danger of an elimination. Still it is prompt to value the possible eliminatory.
And in First Division all ask if the Barcelona will do gala of his paper of favourites or caeran after a lot of years of command. If the Celtic is important, no less will be it the Leganés, that on 23 November will decide in Butarque if the valid champion is prepared for a monumental sprint. The stadium 'pepinero' already has left frights for the ones of Ernesto Valverde, that to domicile are not so reliable as to the heat of his fans. If they do not take carrerilla, bad will be, because they follow them the germanos, the Athletic of Madrid (1 December in Wanda Metropolitan), the RCD Mallorca (8 December home) and the Italians.
In front of opponents that print high pressure and intensity, the Barça has had a bad time, so it will be necessary to wake up before a week of three meetings to close theyear . Until then it remains a lot and it is difficult to do predictions, but to day of today what shows is a direct crossing between colíderes. After measuring to the 'nerazzurri', will grow between warnings the figure of the Real Sociedad in Anoeta (15 December), and without time to take air, Real Madrid (18 December) and Sportive Alavés (22 December) will visit the Camp Nou.
The Barça chooses between a reaction to time or an end of cycle
Although it still will remain a lot of season by in front, the Barça has in his hand choose between a reaction to time or a forced end of cycle. In the last years, the transition between the best generation of footballers of his history and a new project has been relatively soft and has arrived between trophies, but an unexpected thump would accelerate the exit of Ernesto Valverde and would shake the Barcelona planning. At the end, the football and the goals will dictate sentence, and in this have influence the stars of the changing room. When the balloon throw to film, will arrive the answers.