Barça did not beat Inter de Milan and it is very difficult to get to the round of 16 of the Champions League. Almost impossible. Barça scored first, but could not and did not maintain the advantage and the three-way tie against Inzaghi’s mens left the Catalans on the brink of the abyss: playing again, like last year, in the Europa League.
Inzaghi’s men need to win one of the two games that remain to be played in the group stage to be definitively second in group C, which is led by Bayern Munich. In other words, the Catalans no longer depend on themselves to stay in the Champions League, if the next matchday, Inter beats Viktoria Plzen, Barcelona is already out of the tournament.
Piqué’s situation is very compromised at Barcelona. Xavi already told him that this year he will not be indisputable and that he would have to earn the position. Yesterday, he played very bad and he probably will be on the bench in the next match, El Clasico.
The countdown is on. Real Madrid and FC Barcelona face each other this Sunday, October 16 (4:15 p.m.) at the Santiago Bernabéu. This is the first official Clásico of the season. Both teams arrive at the match tied on points and occupying the first two places in the La Liga standings. The tension is maximum. Real Madrid wants to take revenge for last season’s 0-4 and Barça wants to show that it is on the way to being a world power again.
Xavi has no margin for error. Although he said that the Champions League is being “cruel” with Barça, the reality is that his plan at the Camp Nou against Inter proved to have holes everywhere.
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