"Barcelona did no favour to their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League as they played out a 3-3 draw against Inter Milan at Spotify Camp Nou last night.
The result leaves the Catalans teetering on the edges of dropping down to the Europa League for the second season in a row.
Currently third in the table, Barça are three points shy of Inter and will ideally need to win both their remaining games and hope the Italians drop points to stand a chance of going through.
Considering the efforts that had been put into building the team in the summer and the signings that were made, much was expected of the Blaugrana. And while they have delivered in La Liga, their struggles in Europe have continued.
And, according to journalist Joan Vehils, Barcelona president Joan Laporta is ‘furious’ with manager Xavi Hernandez over the situation following the Inter Milan clash.
Barça have collected just one point from their last three Champions League matches and are on the brink of a group stage exit once again. So, it is only natural for the president to be upset about the situation, especially considering the risky strategy that they applied in the summer market.
The update from Joan Vehils further adds that Xavi, in turn, is very angry with some of his players, which again, is very much expected given the performances of late. All in all, the atmosphere is said to be tense and complicated at the moment.
But, it is important for Barcelona to set this aside and focus on the upcoming El Clasico.
The Catalan giants are currently leading the La Liga table and getting the better of arch-rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu over the weekend could be just the kind of boost that Xavi & co. need to get things back on track in Europe as well. "
Good. Cant stand them, especially that tiki taka shrimp Xavi. Lets beat Plzen and witness him being sacked.