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Tag Archives: Ernesto Valverde

Quarter Final Curse Looming Large on Barcelona

It’s been 4 years since Lionel Messi has made it to the semi-final of Champions League. This drought has turned out to be a source of unease for Barcelona before their attempt on Tuesday. Manchester United is looking forwards to imitate Atletico Madrid, Roma, and Juventus by sending Barcelona out of the quarterfinals for the 4th consecutive year. However, for the Catalans another year is going to be unforgivable, to say the least, because of the implication of the team’s captain. Messi had said in August that in the last season he did double but felt bad the way it …

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Barca’s Dependence on Messi Evident in Draw with Villarreal

The thrilling draw of Barcelona on Tuesday with Villarreal is being considered as the game of the season in Spain. However, once again, it has shown the vulnerability of Barcelona, the La Liga leaders when they try to give a break to Lionel Messi. Having 2 quarterfinal games in Champions League against Man United and top of the chart showdown against Atletico, Ernesto Valverde, the Barcelona coach has opted to rest the talisman. Messi was seen sitting on the bench along with Gerard Pique and Ivan Rakitic. Even though Barca was able to get a good start with 2 goals …

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Barca Feels February Blues With Tiredness Setting In

Barcelona, the La Liga leaders seem to have hit upon the slump of mid-season with the congested calendar proves to be heavy for the club. Ernesto Valverde has to decide if they have to rest the prime personnel for the trip to Sevilla on Saturday. Barcelona has a lead of 7 points over Atletico Madrid and 9 ahead of Real Madrid, the rivals. This gives the coach some time to shuffle the pack as they are chasing domestic, as well as European glory. In the Champions League, the Catalan is in control of their own destiny. However, the draw without …

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Lionel Messi’s Double Saves Barcelona Against Valencia

Lionel Messi has scored in the 9th consecutive match. However, the recent double score in the match on Saturday had been enough to get Barcelona the draw of 2–2 against Valencia. Messi had been the one to instigate the comeback of Barca at Camp Nou prior to placing the doubt regarding his availability in the Copa Del Rey Clasico on Wednesday against Real Madrid because of an injury. It has been confirmed by Ernesto Valverde that after the game, the captain felt that there is a small problem. However, he had insisted that isn’t anything serious. Valverde is not ready …

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