Barcelona he is in one of the most critical moments of his 121 years of life. And to the lament of its fans, it is not due to a period of sporting successes, but rather the opposite: it is submerged in an unprecedented economic crisis, it has a sidereal debt that seems impossible to pay in times of the pandemic of the coronavirus. Above, the latest results are not satisfactory.
Messi crestfallen. The image that reflects the current situation of the club. (AFP)
In fact, now a new problem was discovered. Before leaving office, the leadership in charge of Josep Bartomeu presented the projected balance for the 2020/2021 academic year and among the expected revenues are detailed -at least- about 10.5 million euros from the quarterfinals of the Champions League. However, the team led by Ronald Koeman fell 4-1 to PSG in the first leg of the round of 16 And, consequently, thinking about getting into the top eight sounds almost utopian reality.
Of course, the epic is always present in football and dreaming of a comeback is possible if certain series from the past are taken into account. However, it sounds complex to imagine the miracle of Barsa if the match played at the Camp Nou is analyzed and if one takes into account that the Parisian team will recover Angel Di Maria and, perhaps, to Neymar for the return leg to be played on March 10 at the Parc des Princes.
Messi could go to Manchester City or PSG. (Reuters)
Barcelona faces an explosive cocktail: a liability that continues to increase, a departure from Lionel Messi, its greatest historical idol, and a possible bankruptcy that appears at the end of the tunnel if the accounts do not begin to balance.