Is Barcelona showing a different face?
Published by Giselle
September 24, 2019 7:58 pm
Barcelona – FC Barcelona will welcome FC Villarreal on the 6th matchday of La Liga. After the worst start to the season in 25 years, the champions want to find their way back on track.
After last Saturday’s embarrassing performance at FC Granada, doubts about FC Barcelona’s class are growing.
The current Spanish champions took a sporting oath of revelation in their 2-0 defeat at the rising star. The world-class storm was ineffective, the coach helpless – and even the last outstanding goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen wobbled.
The press also made a devastating judgement after the Catalans’ worst league start in 25 years (2 wins, 1 draw, 2 defeats).
Just three days later, coach Ernesto Valverde’s team must show a different face at home against FC Villarreal in order not to slip completely into the crisis.
Barcelona’s last match against Villarreal ended 4-4
A win is essential to counteract the negative trend and to avoid losing out to the top of the table, where Athletic Bilbao are currently enthroned with eleven points, at the start of the season.
By the way, Barca had to accept the opening collapse into the new La League season against exactly that Bilbao on the 1st matchday.
Now Villarreal, who are one place ahead of Barcelona in the table with eight points, is coming to Camp Nou. Victory is anything but a matter of course, and the final encounter ended with a 4-4 goal-scoring festival.
At that time, Villarreal were 4-2 in the regular season, before Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez scored to win the points.