BARÇA'S ROLLER COASTER
Wins or very 'fair' results: Barça seeks a balance
The FC Barcelona has shown in this 2023, probably, his best version. It has already served him to win a title and get into new Cup 'semis', but Xavi's men still have a pending signature
In this 2023 the FC Barcelona has showed his more decisive and winning version. Of seven parties contested in what it goes of the month of January, in LaLiga, Glass of Rey and Supercopa of Spain, the ones of Xavi Hernández have achieved six victories and a tie (against the Betis, in Saudi Arabia, that won in penaltis). Between all the crashes, have achieved a total of 17 goals in favour.
The trainer egarense has found the formula so that his team show his more effective version and go through 'on' of the rival to win, leaving on the way big performances. It has been the case of the party against the Real Madrid, Ceuta or, with his astericos, in front of the Real Sociedad although they finished suffering more than what expected.
And it is that, although the Barça has showed like a very reliable picture and to the that seems that it goes out him 'all', also has suffered in this 2023 to conserve the results. It happened against the Intercity to principle of month when him empataron thrice the party (3-4), in front of the Athletic of Madrid with a very suffered victory (0-1), without so much shine, and also the weekend in the visit of the Getafe, that finish with a 1-0.
The Barcelona Are interesting , in a lot of opportunities, to the suffering to the end. Against the Real Sociedad went back to remain with the minimum and lived the last minutes with the anxiety to the maximum, but resisting. And that is the big fortune of a Barça that, although no golea in all his parties, knows to hold the hits of the rival and has, besides, to a Ter Stegen in his best moment.
The another expensive of the coin
The same Barça that sometimes has had to 'hold' the result, also has been able to sign results very solvent that have allowed him breathe 'calm'. First it went against the Real Madrid, in a party in which Xavi Hernández took out all his heavy artillery and the culés amused on the field, taking out to relucir all the lacks of the madridistas and adding the first title of the season.
The result remained in a 1-3 (maquillado, at the end, by Karim Benzema) but the party of the Barça was so solvent that could fall several goals more. Four days afterwards, the history repeated it against the modest Ceuta, to the that put him five goals, four of them in the second half.
The necessary balance
What remains clear, in any case, is that for the moment the Barça has not found a balance or balance: Or golea and leaves a very solvent result or, by the contrary, finishes suffering to conserve the result. Although it is not a problem that lights the alarms, the culés himself that are forced to close the parties before and avoid the discontents that, for the moment, are carrying in several parties.