BILBAO (Uypress) – The culé team lost for the first time in the League, on the 14th visit against Athletic Bilbao, and part of the local press lambasted the Argentine coach Gerardo Martino. Second match with loss for the Blaugrana, after losing to Ajax in Amsterdam for the Champions League.
Tata Martino’s Barcelona has a certain part of the Spanish press against him, especially the Madrid press, which is not surprising. Several media speak of crisis and lack of football in a team that recently lost in the boring Spanish League on date 14 and visiting Athletic Bilbao, having a good season and in Champions League positions. The sports brand highlights that the Catalan team has not yet won with the Senyera shirt.
It is said that Martino’s team is in crisis, that Messi will never be the same as he was years ago, that he is accumulating injuries, that Neymar is very low and Xavi should consider retiring.
The truth is that on Sunday, Athletic beat Barcelona 1-0 at home, which leaves the culé sharing the lead with the rising Atlético de Madrid, of the Uruguayans Cristian Rodríguez and Diego Godín.
Real Madrid was three points away, beating Rayo Vallecano 4-0 with the Welshman Gareth Bale in a very good level and scorer.
Martino’s team fell during the week in Amsterdam against Ajax, for the Champions League. Barcelona is already in the next phase, while the locals had to win yes or yes to fight their classification with AC Milan on the last date.
UyPress – Uruguayan News Agency