Mission Impossible: FC Barcelona

We thought we say it all when Leicester City won the league last season but this year seems to be as odd as the previous one. Leicester City sacked their manager Claudio Ranieri, the man who wrote history with the foxes, Arsenal continue with their early exits in the Champions League and Barcelona, well they completed the biggest comeback ever.

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Luis Enrique’s Barcelona seemed to be heading towards a terrible ending, his club trailed Real Madrid in La Liga despite playing two more games than Zinedine Zidane’s side, they lost 4-0 to PSG in the Champions League and things were chaotic at the club. However, the Catalans defied logic. Barca triumphed 6-1 on Wednesday night, with three goals in the final seven minutes, to clinch an astonishing 6-1 victory and a 6-5 aggregate win but prior to that, they had made sure they reclaimed the top spot in La Liga outplaying Real Madrid both defensively and offensively. They scored six past Sporting Gijon, five past Celta Vigo and two past Atletico Madrid but beating PSG by five goals was just impossible to do.

If there’s one thing we learned from Luis Enrique’s team, It’s that there is no such thing as impossible. With all the problems in the world, having the trio of Messi, Suarez and Neymar can solve anything when the three are on their day and you bet they were when they hosted PSG.

Barcelona have lost five games so far this season against Deportivo Alaves, Athletic Bilbao, Celta Vigo, PSG and Manchester City but they have also beaten all five teams with a much better scoreline.

Luis Enrique announced that he is leaving Barcelona at the end of the season but this did not prevent his players from listening to him and doing their best on the field. Maybe they didn’t do it for him, maybe they did it for the club or for themselves. Whatever their reason was, it worked. There is no doubt that Barcelona’s players have faith in themselves and we’ve seen that this team can beat any team in the world but they are still vulnerable. Barcelona stand a chance to win the treble again under Luis Enrique, they have built the momentum, all they need to do now is focus on the football matters and leave the club’s politics out of their heads.

 

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