Barcelona: Four cup exits in one season for Barcelona: Set for a trophyless year

BIt looks like Arsenal are on the cusp of ending the season without any title, having been knocked out of the Europa League against them Eintracht Frankfurt Thursday night. The defeat was unexpected Xavi HernandezThe player’s team entered the match after 15 consecutive unbeaten matches, but the most surprising aspect was the way they lost.

Back at the start of the season, it was obvious that Barcelona They were on a very difficult campaign.

I lost the Blaugrana Lionel Messi And Antoine Griezmann, while their financial resources to strengthen the team were very limited. Also, the relationship between Joan Laporta And Ronald Koeman It was in the lowest period, after Barcelona The president failed to replace him in the summer.

With a growing injury list, Barcelona They were eliminated from the Champions League by the group stage, with modest defeats against them Benfica And Bayern Munich.

cureHis arrival marked a turning point in the season and he was allowed to bring in four new players to bolster the squad. However, he also did not succeed in cup competitions, such as Barcelona Lost real madrid In the Supercopa de Espana semi-finals, before defeating them Sports Club in the King’s Cup.

Optimism … before Barcelona’s last elimination

Since then, the team has started to improve significantly, with the results victorious and the team winning 4-0 in the Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu.

There was tremendous optimism in the club, and they targeted not only the Europa League, but the LaLiga Santander title as well, despite the points difference to real madrid.

However, it all fell apart Thursday night. again due to injuries, cure was without Gerrard PiqueAnd pedry He went out before the first half and Frenkie de Jong missed by disease.

The Barcelona The coach watched his team put in their worst performance in a long time, as they saw another trophy slip away.