Ronald Koeman, congratulating to Zidane after the Classical between the Barça and Madrid

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Barça and Madrid's negative moment... Are they Spain's leaders?

Published:19/01/2021 - 13:33h

Updated:19/01/2021 - 14:07h

The Supercopa of Spain has certified that the FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are far of his best level and that no longer are the rivals 'fearsome' of the last years

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The Supercopa of Spain has left portrayed to the FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. The two teams were surpassed, merecedidamente, and have given a new proof that they are to one hundred years light of his best level. The two 'big' of the Spanish football fell in front of the same team that knew to plant defensivamente and hold the pressure. The result, so much for culés like madridistas, has been the same: a disappointment and a moment of the that, if they do not recover immediately, can happen them -more- bills.

In the last two years has accused him to the Barça and Madrid that, with his level, "does not give them for Europe" but, with the current situation that live, seems that neither it gives them to litigate in Spain... In the phase of groups of the Champions League, both teams left a lot of doubts, especially the picture merengue, that almost does not classify to the eighth of final. It cost them find him the rhythm to the parties and, mainly, be able to react when the rival advanced .

In LaLiga are surpassed, deservedly, by the Athletic of Madrid, that has taken advantage of of the irregular performance of both teams and takes him out several points of advantage in the table. The ones of the 'Cholo' Simeone seem intractable and is little likely that lose a lot of points in the weeks to come, by what the Barcelona and whites are forced to add of three in three and stick to the hope that the 'colchoneros' trip.

To the Supercopa, contested in Andalucia, was not a secret that the FC Barcelona and Real Madrid arrived like favourites and the idea of a Classical in the final was the most attractive. However, the two lost (in different stays) by own errors in front of the same rival, the Athletic of Bilbao, that yes knew to read both parties. Beginning by the picture directed by Zinedine Zidane, falling in the semifinals. The 'lions' punished to the Madrid with a 0-2 in the first part and the whites did not know to replace, although they tried it in the second act.

The ones of Koeman surpassed the semifinals 'in extremis', in front of the Real Sociedad, thanks to Marc-André ter Stegen that had one of his best nights like guardameta blaugrana. In the party, the culés left a lot of doubts, especially to the moment to attack. Without Lionel Messi, the Barça was very horizontal and Ousmane Dembélé was the only able to generate something of danger. In the final, in front of the Athletic, confirmed that nor have disappeared the ghosts that have pursued to the culés in the last months and, although it was available 'The Flea', anybody can avoid the defeat.

Have the same problems?

The Barça and Madrid are teams totally distinct, with styles of different game and trainers with opposite ideas, if it wants . However, in this season have showed that they are not so distinct as it seems, especially by the errors that both clubs have committed and that keep them in a critical situation, deportivamente speaking.

There are three points in which they coincide: defensive errors, fault of puntería and little (or non-existent?) Capacity of reaction. The ones of Koeman and Zidane have 'sinned' of the three along the last months and, although they have registered series and positive parties, the irregularity keeps on being the most stood out appearance of the two, showing that both clubs no longer are, neither closely, the rivals 'fearsome' of does four or five years, neither in Europe neither in Spain.

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