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Culé supremacy: In-depth review of all the Barça Clásicos in the Xavi era

Published:3/03/2023 - 10:42h

Updated:3/03/2023 - 17:15h

Xavi's 'new' Barça have racked up big wins over Real Madrid since he took over as first team manager. Here at 'FCBN' we review the six Clásicos that the Egarense has directed

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The Classical between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid is, by far, the most seen party to world-wide level in each one of the competitions in that they confront . The rivalry of more than 100 years has kept intact and the lovers of the balompié recognise that this commitment is full of quality thanks to the footballers that historically have left his footprint in both groups.

However, the crossing in front of the merengues has taken a different value from the arrival of Xavi Hernández like trainer of the Barça. Although the egarense is an idol of the institution by his big work like footballer, also his love by the colours of the T-shirt have changed the perspective of the fan in front of the eternal rival. His landing to the bench arrived when the club was in one of the worst sportive situations and economic of his history and little by little has gone making a competitive staff that return the successes to the vitrinas of the Spotify Camp Nou.

In fact, in the six Classical that has directed the balance bends to his favour with a register of four victories and two defeats. The Barcelona have confronted in parties of pre-season, League, Supercopa and Glass of the King to the Madrid and have achieved to be upper in several opportunities, so much at stake as in the final marker. Here in 'FCBN' do a review of the good feelings that has left Xavi to charge of the first team.

Semifinal Supercopa of Spain 2022

The first Classical of Xavi like trainer of the Barcelona carried out in neutral territory by the semifinals of the Supercopa of Spain. The Catalans presented a team weakened by the bad results in League and Champions and the same competed to the end to achieve a pass to the big final in Riad. The goals of Luuk of Jong and Ansu Fati carried to the team to the extention in front of the whites but was not sufficient and Federico Valverde finished concretising the goal of the victory (2-3).

Day 29 of LaLiga 2021/22

The one of Terrassa would visit Santiago Bernabéu by League after a series of good results that generated very good feelings to the team. The incorporations of Adama Traoré, Ferran Torres and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave him a different face to the rhythm of game and showed it in the enclosure madridista, carrying a victory to domicile with an authentic goleada 0-4 with 'Auba', Ronald Araújo and Ferran like protagonists.

Friendly of pre-season 2022/23

The previous campaign finished without titles for the Barça but with the aim to classify to the Champions League in the pocket. Joan Laporta and company activated the famous 'crowbars' to reinforce to the club in all his lines and the Classical of pre-season in the United States was the letter of presentation of the 'new' team of Xavi. The show did not disappoint and went the recently incorporated Raphinha the one who beat the goal of Thibaut Courtois from out of the area to put the 0-1 definite in the first crossing of the current course.

Day 9 of LaLiga 2022/23

After the victory in North American floor, the expectations were by the clouds and the Classical chamber of the míster had aroma to partidazo. However, the culés fell of deafening form with a marker of 3-1 where Karim Benzema, Valverde and Rodrygo Goes marked the three targets of the merengues. Ferran Torres maquilló the result with his goal to the 83' minutes but was not sufficient to take out points of Chamartín. Second fall in front of the rival maximum.

Final Supercopa of Spain 2023

Already in 2023 it would arrive the first title at stake for both clubs in the final of the Supercopa of Spain. This time the Barça landed in Riad like leaders of LaLiga and with much more shooting that the previous year, with a team made and that knew to perfection after the first-half of the campaign. The pressure and possession were determinants and the blaugrana dominated the commitment completely, leaving an imponente 3-1 in the marker that gave the first trophy to this new litter and to Xavi like trainer.

Semifinal Glass of the King 2022/23


Finally it is the party of this Thursday by the gone of the 'semis' of Glass of Rey. The Catalans visited the feudo madridista with the drops of Pedri, Ousmane Dembélé, Robert Lewandowski and Andreas Christensen inside the eleven, what carried to the technician to do manoeuvres with the bank of acting. His approach was conditioned by the absences but the defensive order was notorious and attained to achieve a victory by the minimum (0-1) that puts them in advantage of face to the turn in Barcelona. Still they subtract two Classical more before it finalise the course and it will be necessary to see what occurs in both clashes in which two titles will be at stake.

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