Lao Messi, celebrating a goal


Barça's first debut without Messi in the League in the last ten years

Published:16/08/2019 - 07:38h

Updated:17/08/2019 - 03:17h

Barça will play for the first time in the last ten years without Leo Messi in a league premiere. The Argentine had been present so far in all debuts, which have also been counted as victory. The Catalans will look for the 11th straight victory

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The FC Barcelona had to go out to Saint Mamés more concentrated that never this Friday, since it was the first time in the last ten years that will debut in League without his emblem and captain, Leo Messi. The Argentinian could not go in in the announcement of Ernesto Valverde for the crash by fault of his injury and saw the party from his house.

The last time that the '10' could not be in a debut in League was with Pep Guardiola in the bench. It was in August of 2009, with what already did ten years that the Barcelona did not debut without the one of Rosario. The culés surpassed to the Sporting of Gijón with ease in this meeting by 3-0 (Bojan, Keita and Ibrahimovic).

In this occasion, the captain culé had the knee touched and asked him to Guardiola not playing to be able to recover of face to a party with Argentina. The albicelestes played go in in the World-wide against Brazil and the attacker wanted to be present to help to his alone country five days afterwards. Luckily for the Barça, the triumph suspender belt arrived until without him.

Because the reality is that the Barcelona had up to now by habit win in his debut in League. It carried it doing ten years followed and this course looked forward to to attain the eleventh victory been still in the première suspender belt. Wanted to do it without Messi for the first time in ten years, but with Luis Suárez, Griezmann or Dembélé there is sufficient gunpowder as to be able to take out the triumph of Bilbao.

At the end it could not be, and the Barça missed the goals of the Argentinian star. The '10' is the footballer that more targets has annotated in the debuts in this impressive series of ten years followed winning, with a total of 14 in the ten crashes. To Messi go him the premières and Valverde threw him in fault, as he same recognised later in press conference.

The last defeat of the Barça in the debut

Before the stumbles of this Friday, the last defeat of the Barça in a debut in League traced back to the campaign 2008-2009 in the debut of Pep Guardiola in the bench blaugrana. The one of Sampedor began with very bad foot and fell in front of the Numancia in The Pajaritos. Many questioned his leadership and his continuity then, but Laporta kept him in the charge and finally the technician conquered the first triplete of the history of the Barça. Good precedent...

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