Sun 14 April 2024 | 8:49

Xavi Hernández and Barcelona: A Journey of Banners and Tricks

From devastating defeats to stunning victories and a mysterious plan, Xavi Hernández’s story with Barcelona unfolds. Let’s delve into the intriguing tale:

Barcelona fans have experienced an exceptional period in recent weeks, starting from January 27th when the team suffered a heartbreaking loss to Villarreal (3-5) in La Liga.

This match proved catastrophic for Coach Xavi, who subsequently announced his intention to leave Barcelona at the end of the season. While many Barcelona supporters call for Xavi’s departure, others view his decision as emotionally driven due to poor league results, elimination from the Copa del Rey, and a Super Cup loss to arch-rivals Real Madrid.

Following Xavi’s announcement, the team underwent a complete transformation. In the subsequent 12 matches across La Liga and the Champions League, Barcelona secured 9 wins and 3 draws, remaining undefeated.

The Blaugrana climbed to second place in the La Liga standings with 67 points, trailing Real Madrid by only 8 points.

Their Champions League journey also witnessed a revival after years of absence. Barcelona advanced to the quarter-finals, defeating Paris Saint-Germain (3-2) in the first leg of the knockout stage.

President Joan Laporta rejected Xavi’s departure and affirmed that he would remain part of the planned project. Meanwhile, Catalan media continues to speculate about Xavi’s successor, but no agreement has been reached between the club and any candidate.

If Barcelona maintains its current form and reaches the Champions League semi-finals, the ambition to clinch the title will grow stronger. This could potentially lead to Xavi staying on for the next season.


source: SportMob

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