Are There Some Hidden Problems At Barcelona F.C.?

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6th November, 2019

FC Barcelona 0-0 Slavia Prague: Goalless at Camp Nou | FC barcelona
Barça will remain top of Champions League Group F whatever the outcome of the Borussia v Inter, but a frustrating 0-0 draw at home to Slavia Prague means that rather than being virtually assured of a place in the last sixteen, there is still work to be done in the final fixtures.

Jordi Alba suffers relapse of hamstring injury against Slavia | FC Barcelona
Jordi Alba was replaced at half time in the game between Barça and Slavia Prague due to a problem in his left hamstring. Tests have confirmed that the Barça number 18 has suffered a relapse of his left hamstring injury. The player is unavailable and his recovery will dictate his return to action.

Barça’s Busquets taken off against Slavia Prague with stomach problem | Sport
Sergio Busquets had stomach problems during Barcelona’s game against Slavia Prague which left him dizzy and forced him to be taken off in the second half. The Spain midfielder was replaced by Ivan Rakitic in the 68th minute as Camp Nou as Ernesto Valverde’s side were held to a surprise goalless draw in the Champions League by the Czechs.

Lionel Messi and Barcelona at a crossroads: Should their greatest ever player leave next summer? | ESPN
Your assignment this week is a pleasurable one. Stop what you’re doing and imagine you are Lionel Messi. Full-on, please. Turn your attention to “intense” and answer me this: “If indeed you were Messi, would you be planning to leave Barcelona in the summer?” Serious question. And if not, why not?

Messi and Griezmann remain disconnected | Marca
A 0-0 draw against Slavia Prague at the Camp Nou was the latest in a line of negative results for Barcelona this season, and as the team struggled to break down their opponents, we once again saw that Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi are disconnected on the pitch.

Ernesto Valverde: It is normal for Barcelona fans to demand more | Football Espana
Ernesto Valverde accepts whistles from Barcelona fans after the draw with Slavia Prague: “It’s good for people to demand more.” The Blaugrana were hugely disappointing in the scoreless draw at the Camp Nou which means their hopes of progressing from a tough group are no longer guaranteed.

Barcelona have lost their charisma – Arsene Wenger | Football Espana
Arsene Wenger has criticised Barcelona for not playing as a team and believes the club have lost their charisma. Wenger was in charge of Arsenal across 22 years and is currently working as a TV pundit, and was speaking in light of Barca labouring to a scoreless draw against Slavia Prague in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

Piqué in Top 5 for Barça Champions League appearances | FC Barcelona
Gerard Piqué continues to beat records. This Tuesday he has become the Barça player with the fifth highest amount of appearances in the Champions League. Taking into account the match against Slavia, the Barça defender has now played in 111 matches for the club in the biggest European competition.

La Masia: The essence of FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
La Masia is the essence of Barça. Inaugurated on October 20, 1979, the residence celebrated its 40th anniversary a few days ago. One of the cornerstones of the Més que un club philosophy that defines the club’s sporting, human and academic model, La Masia’s impact is explained in an audiovisual piece by Head of Methodology Paco Seirul·lo, first team captain Lionel Messi and former residents Sergi Roberto and Carles Aleñá, amongst others.

UEFA Youth League: Barça 2-3 Slavia Prague | FC Barcelona
Luck was not on the U19 team’s side at the Estadi Johan Cruyff as they lost 3-2 to Slavia Prague in the fourth game of the UEFA Youth League group stage. Playing with a man less, they managed to get back into the game, only to be beaten by a Czech goal right at the end.

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