The Xavi effect: The brutal improvement of Barça in the League last year

Published:6/02/2023 - 22:28h

Updated:6/02/2023 - 22:28h

The FC Barcelona has had a superlative improvement in LaLiga during the last year. At this point in the 2021/22 season, the Catalans were eighth in the tournament with 32 points, 17 behind Real Madrid

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The arrival of Xavi Hernández to the bench of the FC Barcelona has assorted effect in the local field. In only a year, the club has attained revertir his crisis of results with a performance superlative in LaLiga, where the group blaugrana sum already eight points of advantage on the Real Madrid after 20 days. It does a year, the situation was radically opposite, with a Barça far of the tip, to 17 units of the 'merengues' in the eighth position.

In this sense, the culés have added 22 points more this season as with regard to the 2021/22. To these heights of the last campaign, the Barça had only 32 units in his have, whereas this year the wintry champion reaches the 53 points, an alone performance surpassed by the Napoli in the Series To. The 'partenopeos' keep a similar average to the Catalans, with 56 points in 21 days.

Equally surprising has been the mejoría offensive and defensive of the team in the last 12 months. In the first 20 days of LaLiga 2021/22, the Barça had a differential of goal of +7, with 31 so many in favour and 24 against. Today, the defence culé is the best of Europe with alone 7 goals fit, that beside the 42 so many in favour give a spectacular differential of +35. "From inside we value it a lot because we always remember of where we come", it has repeated Xavi in several opportunities on the performance of the staff. The numbers ratify his idea.

Of equal way, the club has improved his image in the others two local competitions. Semifinalists in Glass of Rey and champions of the Supercopa, the ones of Xavi follow firm in his way to remain with all the trophies in Spain. Very different was the reality in 2022, where the culés fell in semis of the Supercopa Spanish in front of the Madrid and in eighth of Glass against the Athletic Bilbao.

Europe, the big challenge for Xavi

For the technician egarense, the Europe League supposes the big pending challenge for the second half of the season. Although the priority is to ensure the title suspender belt, no less important is to trascend in the international competition, where the Barça will have to confront to a Manchester United also in series in the 'playoff' that gives access to the eighth of final.

The past season, the culés dismissed to the Napoli in this instance. In eighth was the turn of the Galatasaray, but in fourth could not with the Eintracht Frankfurt, eventual champion after a key remembered by the bochornoso incident with inflate them German in Camp Nou. This year, the aim is to arrive to the final that will contest in Budapest on 31 May to try compensate the 'stick' to financial level that supposed to remain out of the Champions in phase of groups.

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