Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of the Barcelona, in the eye of the hurricane


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Published:27/10/2020 - 16:07h

Updated:27/10/2020 - 20:28h

After more than two months since it produced the known disaster of Lisbon in front of the Bayern Munich, the situation of the Barcelona does not leave to be critical

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The crisis that crosses the FC Barcelona seems to be interminable, since, since it gave the fateful party in front of the Bayern Munich that finished with a scandalous result of 2-8, the situation of the club has not done more than worsening. The grey present of the club has extended also to the sportive fields, social and economic, since it seems to have lost the course in all sense.

All the hands signalled to the president blaugrana, Josep María Bartomeu, the one who has confronted the controversy because of his decisions in more than an occasion and whose managerial board has decided to be still in his charge for now. With an imminent Motion of censorship to celebrate to the possible shortness, will review the facts become from the defeat in front of the Bavarian club in Portugal, until the most recent, in relation to all the critical situation that lives the Barça.


  • Day 14: the Barcelona falls humiliated in front of the Bayern of Munich, by the quarter-finals of the Champions League, with a final result of 2-8.
  • Day 17: the technical director of the Barcelona picture in that then, Quique Setién, is sacked by the managerial board of Josep María Bartomeu.
  • Day 19: Ronald Koeman is hired like new míster of the Barcelona. It arrives after abandoning his charge in the selection of the Paises Low.
  • Day 24: Koeman communicates to Luis Suárez his decision of not having he for the season that comes. It did it after calling to the Uruguayan by telephonically and chat with him during three minutes.
  • Day 25: the lawyers of Messi send a Burofax to the Barcelona managerial board, expressing that the player had decided accionar a clause of his agreement that allowed him go with the letter of freedom. The club answers, considering that the opportunity of the Argentinian for accionar the clause of recisión unilateral had expired on 10 June and that to leave , the Argentinian had to credit the cost of his clause of recisión (700 million euros).
  • Day 26: Jordi Farré, president of "A nou impuls", registers the application for the realisation of the Motion of censorship against the president and his managerial board.
  • Day 31: the opposition to the current board collects 33.040 ballots, with the end to collect the 16.520 necessary signatures for accionar the Motion of censorship against the Baromeu and the rest of the managerial board.


  • Day 4: Messi announces in an interview to "" that will remain in the Barcelona, to avoid a legal conflict between his lawyers and the club. Three days afterwards, goes back to the trainings with the club.
  • Day 17: the opposition to the current managerial board presents 20.731 signatures in favour of the realisation of Vote of censorship.
  • Day 29: it constitutes the Table of the Vote, that will have the task to verify the signatures to be able to accionar the mechanism. In the same participate Jordi Farré and Josep Triadó (promoters), Flat Marten and Jordi Argemí (managerial) Oriol Tomàs (club) and Oriol Camacho (FCF).


  • First day: after closing the exits of Luis Suárez, Arturo Vidal, Nelson Semedo and Ivan Rakitic, the Barcelona confirms the signing of the right side Sergiño Dest, from the Ajax.
  • Day 4: a grey tie in front of the Seville does that the directed by Koeman lose his first points in LaLiga
  • Day 5: Jordi Moix, vice-president of the club, presents the economic balance of the same, reporting losses of 97 million euros.
  • Day 9: the Table of the Vote of Censorship validate 19.352 signatures of the 20.687 collected. The electoral mechanism already can make.
  • Day 17: the Barcelona lose in front of the Getafe, by 1-0.
  • Day 20: the club debuts in the Champions and achieves to defeat by 5-1 to the Ferencváros.
  • Day 23: Gerard Figueras, secretari general of l'Esport of the Generalitat, explains that there are not legal obstacles so that it make the Vote of Censorship and that the date of the same has to be fixed by the club.
  • Day 24: the Barcelona is defeated by the Real Madrid in the first Classical of the season, by 1-3.
  • Day 26: Josep María Bartomeu decides to be still in the charge of president, for the moment...
  • Day 27: Josep María Bartomeu and his managerial board take the decision to resign of the presidency of the FC Barcelona, with the will of not risking of this form the health of his partners in a referendum, given the peak of the pandemia of the coronavirus in Catalonia.

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