FC Barcelona 2021-22 have not signed two consecutive victories in the League after playing the first 14 games. A fact that explains the team’s ninth position and the movement the team has experienced on the bench, going from Ronald Koeman to Xavi Hernández, with Sergi Barjuan as interim coach.
The league season started with very good feelings: they beat Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou on August 15 (4-2). However, in the second match against him Athletic in San Mamés (1-1) Barça’s shortcomings began to become evident, especially the lack of a goal.
On the third day, the Dutch strategist’s pupils returned to victory, 2-1 against Getafe in the Barça stadium, but the streak was cut with a disappointing draw at the Camp Nou against Granada (1-1) and another as a visitor in Cádiz (0-0).
The victory returned, and comfortable, against Levante (3-0) at the Barcelona stadium, but the third time was not the charm and the Barça lost 2-0 against Atlético de Madrid. Nor after the next victory, 3-1 against Valencia, did the second in a row come: KO in the classic (1-2) and in the next game in Vallecas (1-0), a defeat that cost Ronald his position. Koeman.
Sergi Barjuan, interim coach, did not have the option to break Barça’s losing streak by equalizing in the two games he directed: 1-1 against Alavés at the Camp Nou and 3-3 in Balaídos against Celta, a match in which Barça let two points escape after dominating 0-3.
Xavi Hernandez, meanwhile, in the league debut he signed a victory by the minimum against Espanyol (1-0) and now, in the second game, in La Cerámica against Villarreal, has the first opportunity to chain two victories for the first time in the 2020-21 League.
The FC Barcelona 2020-21, in any case, does know what it is to join two victories this season: one from the League (Valencia) and the other from the Champions League (Dynamo Kiev). The team has also added two draws in a row (Granada and Cádiz) and two defeats (Real Madrid and Rayo).
The general balance of the Barça after the first 18 official matches played is 7 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses; 22 goals for and 21 against. Some figures that explain the moment the Barcelona team is going through, both in the League and in the Champions League.