Risk of shipwreck in League
The Barça has entered in the risky arithmetic game with an eye on rankings. The summary today is that it is out of the European positions, 16 points behind Madrid, with the game pending with Sevilla. Who we fearedget off the hook from Europe we were disavowed as catastrophists. The best Barça database source that I know tells me that it would be necessary to go back to year I of the first presidency Laporta (2003-04) to find a precedent. The team of Gaspart-Reyna, with Radomir Antic that relieved Van gaal in the middle of the season, he was only in sixth place. With the signing of Rijkaard began the great comeback and the longest period of titles in the history of Barça. After such feats in which they participated Messi, Ronaldinho, Piqué, Eto’o, Iniesta, Xavi, Busquets, Guardiola, Tito Vilanova, Luis Enrique and many others, a decompression in the form of a title sabbatical fast is to be expected. Xavi Hernandez you can do your job without the usual media noise and hostility. So much so that handkerchiefs or whistles are not expected at the Camp Nou even if Barça is eliminated against Bayern. But realism forces the spectrum of all scenarios to be opened. The worst is getting to lose the privilege of being the only European club that has always been present in competitions since it won the first Fairs Cup in 1958. Xavi he knows that the reconstruction will hardly happen by winning the Champions League. The unexpected but real objective is to be among the top four in the League. The second option contemplates playing the Europa League. What would be inadmissible is to be shipwrecked in the middle of the table without the team having found the north or the goal.