The FC Barcelona is immersed in a profound institutional reconstruction and sporting level that keeps the club in a sort of no man ‘s land looking north. On an economic level, the drama is worrying and on a sporting level, with eight points less than Real Madrid and outside the European positions, they are almost in a coma.
The Barça entity is facing this circumstance in the months after the departure of the best player in its history, Leo Messi . Real Madrid was forced to go through something similar in 2018 when they had to say goodbye to their top star, Cristiano Ronaldo .
At that time, Madrid had just won three Champions in a row, so a drop in performance was to be expected, but the adaptation to AD life was much harder than expected.
First, Lopetegui arrived who did not have much work margin and barely directed 14 games between July and October 2018. The first coach of the post-Christian era … something similar to what Barça has experienced with the first coach of the era post Messi, although Ronald Koeman was already in charge in the last season of the Argentine as a culé.
Julen Lopetegui was dismissed on October 29, 2018 after losing 5-1 at the Camp Nou. Koeman, on the 28th of the same month after a painful loss to Rayo in Vallecas. Solari then and Sergi now, took on the challenge of catching sore teams trying to get used to the absence of their top stars.
Solari started on the right foot
Both clubs decided to bet on the natural relief and promote the coach of their subsidiaries. At that time, Santiago Solari , who ended up leading Madrid in 32 games, started on the right foot and chained four games in a row with victory, with a showy game and scoring 15 goals in four games .
After that, a resounding 3-0 against at Eibar’s home began to attract ghosts from the past, confidence was gradually unraveling until well into February 2019, when the rope tightened too much. Zidane was returning to the rescue.
Sergi, a patch
The expected dismissal of Koeman has opened the door of the first team to Sergi Barjuan, who this year had taken command of the subsidiary.
It is about the hiring of Sergi , a specific patch that everyone, including him, knows will serve to cover a series of breaks until the final operation is carried out: the hiring of Xavi.
Therefore, Sergi begins a stage that he knows has an expiration date, probably not too late – that is why they have assured him that he will be able to manage the subsidiary again when the patch is over -, and that he has not fired the starting signal for the season. better way.
The draw against Alavés at the Camp Nou is one more example of how hurt a Barça is that does not know what the next few months will bring: without Messi and with the only illusion of the new batch of homegrown players who shine a light on hope .
Madrid, with less goal
Perhaps the trajectory of Madrid will serve as an example for Barça since it lost its top star. The whites reduced their scoring average from 2.66 to 1.77 per game , although the Portuguese’s farewell meant the definitive explosion of Benzema, erected as a leader who knew how to perfectly assume command.
So far, the white team has only raised one League, that of 2020, the league of the pandemic. Even today Cristiano’s effectiveness is missing, at least until he arrives, if he arrives, Mbappé .
The FC Barcelona has ahead the hard way of the rebirth that, without Messi, it will not be at all easy.
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