Xavi Hernández, cabizbajo en un partido del Barça

TWO STONES IN THE WAY OF BARÇA

The two rivals who 'resist' Xavi's Barça in LaLiga

Published:9/10/2023 - 23:05h

Updated:9/10/2023 - 23:05h

Since Xavi Hernández landed on the FC Barcelona bench, there are two teams that have resisted the Egarense coach. He has not been able to beat Granada or Rayo Vallecano in almost two years

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The FC Barcelona could not happen of the tie in front of a Granada that had advanced , by 2-0, thanks to two goals of Bryan Saragossa. The ones of Xavi Hernández had to row to contracorriente, by fourth time in the season, in front of a team that kept firm defensivamente and that also had opportunities to clear the meeting. It goes in in collation the goal cancelled to Joao Félix, but the reality is that the victory could carry it any one. It supposed the third tie of the season for the blaugrana and a negative tradition for the culés.

And it is that, from the arrival of the trainer egarense to the benches, the Barça has not been able to impose to the Granada. They had confronted once, in January of 2022, before the descent of the nazaríes to Second Division, also in The Cármenes. Luuk Of Jong had advanced to the culés in the marker before the hour of party, but in the 87' Antonio Doors signed the tables to deny him the victory to the culés in the day 20 of the domestic championship.

In the party of this Sunday was the Barça the one who saw forced to equalise the marker, but no 'remove' the fact that the Andalusians are one of the two teams that Xavi Hernández still has not been able to surpass like Barcelona trainer, in almost two years to the control of the ship. In this occasion, also added the 'ingredient' of Paco López that carried three parties followed without falling against the Catalans in condition of venue. Already it has added the chamber.

The Ray Vallecano, a 'enemy' lethal of the Barça

From the promotion of the ones of Vallecas in the season 2021/2022, the Barça has not attained to impose, with the technician of Terrassa like big leading. It is worth it to remember that in the party of the first turn of this season, in Madrid, the team fell defeated and produced the dismissal of Ronald Koeman... And the negative history has repeated , since, in all the clashes.

They have been three the parties that Xavi has directed in front of the Ray with negative results, waiting for the double clash of this campaign. In April of 2022, the Barcelona fell by the minimum in the Camp Nou by a goal of Álvaro García to the seven minutes of a party of the that could not recover. In the beginning of the past season, the 2023/2024 in which the Barça proclaimed champion of LaLiga, did not happen of the tie in the feudo barcelonista and in Vallecas imposed the venues, in April, thanks to the goals of Álvaro, again, and Fran García in front of the discount of Robert Lewandowski.

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