KEY FOR THE CULÉS
Coming second in the League: Sporting and economic need for Barça
Published:2/05/2022 - 14:11h
Updated:2/05/2022 - 15:58h
FC Barcelona is obliged to secure second place in LaLiga Santander 2021-2022. For this, the Catalans will risk their lives in the last four days of the domestic championship
LaLiga Santander went in in his final phase and, although the Real Madrid already has proclaimed champion, still remains a lot for deciding in the last four days for contesting. The FC Barcelona well knows it, because each error will penalise the double of face to a classification to the Champions League 2022-2023 and the Supercopa of Spain of the next year. Fail is not allowed.
And it is that for the Barça is key to classify for both competitions. It said it Xavi Hernández in room of press: "there are two aims, classify us for the Champions, that also are income, and remain seconds. The minimum is to be in Champions", with the key that the economic factor is so important like the sportive... Especially for a club that lives a deep economic crisis and that, save to surprises, will close this exercise with losses.
It is the part of the prestige for having happened of the ninth position to the second in question of five or six months, but goes further. It is the consecration that the Barça, with his difficulties, has lived a mejoría in the second part of the championship and has been able to carry out important results as in the Classical (0-4), in front of the Athletic of Madrid (4-2) and Seville (1-0).
It ensures, besides, that the Barça go to contest all the possible competitions in the season that comes: League, Supercopa, Glass of Rey and Champions League, a key factor to keep the prestige of the Barcelona club, accustomed historically to compete in the elite. It would be, of this way, the possibility to contest and win four trophies.
In addition to all the previously mentioned, the economic factor also plays a so important paper like the sportive. To remain in the second position, the Barçto embolsará 52 million euros by the distribution of television rights, to earn in the next five years, as well as guarantee income by partcicipar in Champions League (60-70 millions) and obtain a greater percentage of the market-pool.... And other 8 'kilos' by the Supercopa.
The next day will be key
Remain in the second square supposes a capital challenge for the Barcelona and the day trigesimo fifth of LaLiga will be key to approach to this aim, because they will have direct clashes between the first qualifiers. The FC Barcelona will visit to the Real Betis in Benito Villamarín and only is allowed to win, since the Seville will confront to the Villarreal and there will be derbi between the Athletic of Madrid and Real Madrid.