THE TITLES, AT STAKE
Barça, with no time to recover: two months to save the season
Published:11/01/2020 - 10:20h
Updated:11/01/2020 - 14:33h
The beginning of this 2020 has completed Barça's first sporting failure this season: the Spanish Super Cup. The next weeks will be crucial
The year 2020 initiated for the FC Barcelona with the first title of the season at stake. It was the Supercopa of Spain, with a change of format and of dates that included some semifinals before being able to happen to contest the title in the final. An initial round that the culés did not surpass, falling in the hands of the Athletic of Madrid.
It is true that the Supercopa is a lower trophy, to the that no gives him the same value that the rest of titles that contest in the season, but the feelings that transmitted the team were of impotence. Absolute command largely of the party to finish 'giving' the final to the Athletic with an alarming disconnection in the final stretch of the meeting.
The failure in the Supercopa is not the total fuss of the season, but yes a warning of the a lot that it has to improve the team if it wants to be litigating by the titles in May. To this Barça are missing him ideas and vigour and, seeing that the Real Madrid has put the batteries, is very necessary to activate not to sack ahead of time of the fight by the big competitions.
The two next months will be crucial for the FC Barcelona. In the first place, because the culés are equalised to points in LaLiga with a Real Madrid that every time goes to more and that hardly is leaving points. They remain parties complicated by in front during the next weeks, like the visit to Mestalla to play against Valencia or the Classical of Santiago Bernabéu.
In the weeks to come also it will put at stake the Glass of Rey, period in which they will decide the finalists. A tournament in which the FC Barcelona remained runner-up the past campaign and that in the present will have to litigate through thick and thin to repeat final in the last stretch of season.
The Champions League, at stake in February
The need to improve also is evident in seen to the dispute of the eighth of final of the Champions League against the Naples, that will initiate to finals of February with the gone and segurá with the turn around the middle of March. The 'orejona' is the big challenge of the FC Barcelona and, of course, does not go to win if the feelings of the team do not improve in a future to very short term.