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No one should stay where they are not happy. If forced to do so, the most probable and logical thing is that this annoyance grows and becomes a much heavier burden to carry. The best player in the world was forced to continue on pain of paying the exorbitant termination clause, in the only place in the world where he always wanted to be, but which due to various circumstances became an unbearable reality. When Messi sent the famous burofax, the link that seemed indestructible between him and Fútbol Club Barcelona was already broken, driven by a chain of errors from the recently departed president of the club, Josep Bartomeu, and his court in the last years of his mandate. Few teams depend on a player so that things go well or badly, and the culé is one of them.

The arrival of Ronald Koeman did not seem and has not been enough fuel to propel the ship and the few reinforcements hired much less, despite the willingness of Setién’s successor to surround the flea.

It is incredible to see the league table of positions and to find Barça closer to relegation than to the lead, it seems like a horror story. His defense, increasingly vulnerable, is the sad protagonist of the season and his great victim is the best goalkeeper on the planet, Ter Stegen. Its containment zone no longer resists, like a cracked dam in the rainy season. Sergio Busquets is going through his most discreet form and has run out of squires. De Jong is not consolidated and Pjanic has not been a solution. Antoine Griezmann is still a stranger, who does not even give him to be a starter in Kiev, Coutinho is the king of intermittency, Dembelé is a quite particular case, Ansu Fati has been injured, and let’s add Piqué, one of the references that this year he no longer plays. The Pedri and Puig promises are still green and have finished setting up a light reality. Lio is not alone, but he is surrounded by the faded reflections of soldiers who are no longer so critical in helping him achieve amazing victories, just a few that will only serve to raise the levels of nostalgia. The regularity to sustain the usual struggle in Spain has not yet appeared. An uncertain local panorama that would not endure what has not yet been broken, his participation in the Champions League that has so far been his only incentive. He qualified for the second phase without problem after yesterday’s win in Ukraine, which is not enough yet to bet blindly that he will reach the semifinals, to tell the truth.

Historically, Barça has had bumps after big cycles, the most recent after Johan Cruyff’s Dream Team, I don’t know if he is entering the next one, it is still premature to affirm it. Likewise, it has always raised and reached the highest level after crises. Nor do I claim that he will lose the category, but it will be very difficult for him to light up in such a way that he can fight again at the top this season. There is only one football, in any country if things are handled badly from the head everything has repercussions. The managerial mistakes that have been made for a long time had to annihilate the goose that laid the golden eggs, which got tired of producing talent since the Masía lost its essence, has serious financial problems and got used to making mistakes in hiring and decisions that they had that will have an unfailing impact in the near future.


Barcelona cannot sign a centre-back until January

Gerard Pique is poised to miss around three months out with his knee injury. The club wouldn’t be allowed an emergency signing even if it was five months plus, as the rule was taken out in the summer. So Barcelona will be left short at the back until January, with currently only Clement Lenglet fit at centre back.


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Furthermore, if the Catalans decide to sign a player in January (Eric Garcia, for example), there are other issues. They currently have 24 of 25 places filled in the squad – that’s the maximum allowed in La Liga. They also have Ansu Fati out injured long term and want a forward to replace him, so they will on;y be able to get one, unless they can let another player go.

Money is also a problem; they don’t have any.

Another option exists, an unlikely one, which would be unregistering Pique if they think his knee injury is serious enough to make it feasible.


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Ansu Fati greets Koeman in a Barcelona match.


Pedri becomes the fifth youngest goalscorer in Barca Liga history

Pedri has started writing his history at Barcelona. Despite his age, just 17, he is becoming key for coach Ronald Koeman.


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Dani godoy

Against Betis last weekend he scored in Barcelona’s 5-2 win, meaning he became the fifth youngest scorer in the club’s history in La Liga.

He already did it in the Champions League, scoring at 17 years and 330 days, putting him behind only Ansu Fati and Bojan.

His league goal meant he is behind only Calvet (1940), Leo Messi (2005), Bojan Krkic (2007) and Ansu Fati (2019). These are names that Barcelona fans know well.

1. Ansu Fati (16 years and 304 days)

The Barcelona cantera player, out for four months after a knee operation, netted last season against Osasuna (31 August, 2019).

Ernesto Valverde’s side were losing 1-0 at El Sadar but he threw on Ansu and he headed home the equaliser. Only two other players in Spanish football history have scored younger – Olinga and Muniain.

2. Bojan Krkic (17 years and 53 days)

The forward netted in a defeat by Villarreal in 07-08. He beat Messi’s then record and is still in second place. Now he plays for Montreal Impact in the MLS.

3. Leo Messi (17 years and 331 days)

This year it’s been 15 since he scored his first goal for Barca. May 1, 2005, and Camp Nou will never forget. The first of 447 in 489 league games.

Barcelona welcomed Albacete in week 34 of the 2004/05 season, and at 1-0 up Frank Rijkaard bought on Messi for Samuel Eto’o. He scored a magical chip, set up expertly by Ronaldinho.


Ansu Fati suffers a torn meniscus in his left knee, it would be low for one to three months with Barcelona

BARCELONA – Ansu Fati suffered a tear in the internal meniscus of his left knee this Saturday. What at first was seen as a simple scare, publicly stated by Ronald Koeman, (“the first half has ended with discomfort,” said the DT) led to the worst news for Barcelona with an injury that could leave him off the pitch for one to three months, according to a medical source consulted by ESPN who preferred to show caution because he did not know if the ligament could also be damaged.

The Barça club announced the injury this Saturday through a statement in which it reported that “The tests carried out this afternoon have shown that the first team player Ansu Fati has a tear in the internal meniscus of his right knee. In the next few days the treatment to follow will be determined ”, not specifying the period of absence that the forward faces while waiting to determine the procedure to follow in his recovery.

The time of discharge would be established depending on the exact extent of the injury and whether or not the meniscus should be removed.

Ansu’s injury occurred half an hour into the match against Real Betis, when he suffered a hard tackle from Aissa Mandi when he entered to finish off a low cross by Jordi Alba and that led to the penalty that Antoine Griezmann would later miss. Although initially the young squad player remained on the field of play, during the break, taking care of his discomfort, his replacement was determined, being immediately subjected to medical tests that confirmed the break.

For now, the footballer will not join the concentration of the Spanish team, in which he was summoned by Luis Enrique, and he will surely miss the momentous League match against Atlético de Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on November 21 and most likely the Champions League in Kiev against the Dynamo on the 24th.


Barcelona. Ansu Fati suffers a meniscus tear


Barcelona / 07.11.2020 14:21:29

The young prodigy of Barcelona, Ansu Fati, suffered this Saturday a meniscus tear inner left knee, in the league victory over Betis 5-2, informed the Barcelona club.

“The tests carried out this afternoon have shown that the player of the first team Ansu Fati has a tear of the internal meniscus of the left knee“Barça said in a statement.

Barcelona announces Ansu Fati’s injury

The Barça club adds that “in the next few days the treatment to follow will be determined.”

The young Barcelona forward retired in the discount of the match against Betis this Saturday at the Camp Nou after complaining of knee discomfort.

The player, who just turned 18, was shot down in the area by Aissa Mandi, in an action sanctioned with a penalty, which the Frenchman missed Antoine Griezmann (33).

Fati was attended by the assists, getting up and ending the first part, after which he was replaced by Leo Messi.

Ansu Fati will not be able to join the Spanish team on Monday, for which he had been summoned by Luis Enrique for the friendly matches against the Netherlands and the League of Nations against Switzerland and Germany.


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Ansu Fati celebrates a goal with Barcelona


Ansu Fati increased its value to quadruple in one year. How much does it cost?

Editorial Mediotiempo

Mexico City / 29.10.2020 14:06:16

We are contemplating the young man of the present and legend of the future of the Barcelona. That’s Ansu fati, a young man who will come of age on Halloween night, but who already causes terror in his rivals with the enormous qualities he possesses and that have led him to set multiple records with his club and the Spanish National Team.

A little over a year has passed since his professional debut with Barça and he is already in the club’s history books as the youngest scorer of the team in LaLiga and of all time in the Champions League, which is reflected in the meteoric increase of its economic value, since in 14 months increased to quadruple its price.

According to data from the specialized portal Transfermarkt, on August 25, 2019 (when he played his first minutes with Barcelona), the person born in Guinea-Bissau cost 20 million euros and now, just turning 18, it already has a value of 80 million, above the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo which they have valued at 60 and close to 100 for Messi.

Fati is the soccer player with the highest value growth on the platform, which in value has Kylian Mbappé as the most expensive in the world at 200 million, followed by Raheem Sterling with 138 and Jadon Sancho with 135.

Ansu Fati records

  • Youngest player to score in the history of the Champions League, with 17 years and 40 days.
  • Youngest player to debut for Barcelona in the Champions League, at 16 years and 321 days.
  • Youngest scorer in the history of the Camp Nou, with 16 years and 318 days.
  • Youngest scorer in the history of Barça in LaLiga, with 16 years and 304 days.
  • Youngest player to score a goal at the absolute level in Spain with 17 years and 311 days.
  • Player with the fastest penalty in the history of the Spanish National Team, at 87 seconds.


The eleven that Koeman plans for the Champions League debut against Ferencvaros

FC Barcelona will start the 2020/21 edition of the Champions League this Tuesday in a new empty and soulless Camp Nou in the, a priori, the most comfortable meeting it will have throughout the group stage. The Hungarian Ferencvaros, a history that has fallen behind but has shown at this start of the season that he is very fit (In the previous phase it has been loaded with rivals of the stature of Celtic of Glasgow, Dinamo of Zagreb or Norwegian Molde), visit the Barça stadium with the ‘Cinderella’ poster of this Group G in which they are also the Juventus and Dinamo Kiev. Rebrov’s team, yes, has very little to lose and much to gain in Barcelona.


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For his European debut on the Barça bench, Ronald Koeman is preparing some changes with respect to the line-up that he took out last Saturday at the Coliséum Alfonso Pérez. After resting in Getafe after accumulating many minutes between Barça and their national teams, Coutinho and Ansu Fati will return to the eleven. Those who can rotate this time is Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto or Antoine Griezmann (more unlikely in these last two cases). In the case of Badia’s, his position will almost certainly be occupied by Miralem Pjanic, who is not yet at 100% and it is taking him more than expected to catch up.

Thus, the XI would be the following: Net under suits, line of four with Dest on the left, Lenglet, Piqué and Roberto (he could put Dest on the right and enter Junior on the left); midfield for Pjanic, De Jong and Coutinho ahead and on the offensive plot Ansu, Messi and Griezmann or Trincao. Nor do we rule out that the Dutchman will give Pedri continuity after his good first half the other day against the azulón box.


’18 years old and you fuck like that?’; I claim Ansu Fati in Getafe-Barcelona

Editorial Mediotiempo

Madrid Spain / 17.10.2020 17:48:13

It was a very hard night for him Barcelona with the defeat against Getafe, but one of those who suffered the most, without a doubt was the youth star, Ansu Fati, who had to endure the very hard mark of the azulón team and in particular the Cameroonian Allan Nyom.


And is that the African center-back spent the whole game on top of the Blaugrana attackers, practically breathing into their ear. Nyom, who was also involved in a controversy with the coach Ronald Koeman who pointed him out of insulting him, also took care of charge “floor rights” to Ansu.

“18 years old and you fuck like that?”, Nyom claimed Fati, in a play in which, according to the Getafe footballer, there was not even an offense and the Spanish youth team, He sought to trick the referee into charging him for the infraction.

All this was recorded in the television cameras, who were very attentive to different points of the meeting, in which the Barcelona lost 1-0 in their visit to Getafe in Madrid, who took the duel thanks to both Jaime Mata at 56 ‘, by penal means.

It should be remembered that next week the Classic will take place between Barcelona and Real Madrid, the first of the 20-21 season in which both teams will seek to return to victory, since the merengue team also fell surprisingly at home this Saturday against Cádiz.