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Miracle! 1st time in the Xavi era in which Barça arrives more rested to a Clasico

Published:18/03/2023 - 15:01h

Updated:18/03/2023 - 15:01h

Rest days are often an important point in the analysis prior to the meetings. However, Barça had never arrived with more time to prepare for the game than Madrid while Xavi has been the Barça coach.

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The meeting of this Sunday in front of the Real Madrid will be the sixth Classical official of Xavi like trainer of the Barça, to the that adds him that friendly crash of the past summer in The Vegas. The most striking of this data is that after almost a year and half in the Barcelona bench, this duel will be the first in the Camp Nou for the one of Terrasa after having visited always the Bernabéu or played in Saudi Arabia by the Supercopa.

The another surprise in the analysis of these six meetings is that it also will be the first to the that the Barcelona will arrive with more rest that the merengues, something that seen the results of the five previous duels, has not been something determinant as many times it could believe. The first Classical of Xavi contested it in Arabia in January of the past year, in which both teams arrived in equality of physical conditions.

A victory imponente with few hours of preparation

For that crash in Asian earths the Barça arrived after playing in Granada and the Madrid home in front of Valencia, four days before the semifinal contested in Arabia. In March of 2022 arrived the Classical second of Xavi like trainer, in which the Barça imposed by 0-4. This week the whites rested, whereas the Barcelona played the Thursday in Istanbul split of the Europe League.

In the first duel of this season, the two clubs arrived after playing Champions between week, but with more rest for the whites, that played in front of the Shakthar the Tuesday and the Barça in front of the Inter the Wednesday. That crash was victory for the ones of Ancelotti although already in the 2023 would arrive a new Supercopa of this year and the Madrid played the semifinal in front of Valencia the Wednesday and the Barça the Thursday in front of the Betis.

The last of the duels, up to now, arrived in the Glass does a pair of weeks afterwards that the Madrid played the Saturday in front of the Athletic and the Barça the Sunday in Almería. Now it will be distinct and for the first time the Barça of Xavi will have more rest that the Madrid before the Classical. The Barcelona played the past Sunday and the whites measured to the Liverpool the Wednesday, where achieved his classification to chambers, something that would have been very distinct if the culés had been still in the Europe League.

Caution of the Barça for a decisive duel

On the crash, Xavi went through the room of press culé to leave his impressions. From there the míster Barcelona explained that "we visualise a party in which we will try to have more command that in the last classical of Glass. We will try to be much more leading with the balloon. In case to win, would be a hit in the table. Although it would not be a definite hit", added the technician egarense.

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