Barcelona…All or Nothing

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – AUGUST 08: Memphis Depay FC Barcelona celebrates scoring his side’s first goal during the Joan Gamper Trophy match between FC Barcelona and Juventus at Estadi Johan Cruyff on August 08, 2021, in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)

Tomorrow, December 8th, FC Barcelona plays their most important game of the season so far. The Catalan team is going to visit the always dangerous and almost unbeatable Bayern Munich. In the middle of a completely new process under the coaching of Xavi Hernández, Barça needs to defeat the German team, and in the worst-case scenario, hope for Dynamo Kyiv to win over Benfica in the other match of the group. Other results, mostly two ties, can help Barcelona advance, but for how the season is turning, is all or nothing for the Blaugranas.

So can the “Miracle of Munich” happen? As of right now, and how the two teams are playing, is almost impossible for Barça to take home a favorable result from the Allianz Arena. They face a team that has scored 19 goals in only 5 games, while Barcelona has only scored 2. The lack of goals from the Catalan team has been the biggest problem since Xavi Hernández took the reins only a few weeks back, a problem that comes also from the coaching of Ronald Koeman at the beginning of the season. Players like Memphis Depay, Ousmane Dembélé, and Luuk De Jong have not seen the bottom of the net as regularly as Barcelona needs, and without the likes of Ansu Fati, Sergio Agüero, and Martin Braithwaite, the mission looks almost impossible.

That’s not to say that Bayern Munich is invincible. Although they’re playing on a top-level right now, and are definitely one of the candidates to take the UEFA Champions League home, they have been games where the German machine hasn’t worked. Barcelona needs to take the example of teams like FC Augsburg and Borussia Mönchengladbach, two teams that have defeated Bayern in the current German league. Xavi’s plans must be completely different from what Koeman put out in the first match of the group, where Bayern was infinitely superior to the Catalans. 

Is harsh to ask for a miracle from Barcelona in the situation that they’re in. Losing Lionel Messi at the beginning of the season, the economic hurdles that chase the team since the last administration, and the use of youngsters without any European experience before this season in the starting eleven, is tough to see Barcelona as a candidate for this Champions League. But, being eliminated in the group stage, would be catastrophic for the team, and could mean even more problems in the future for the Blaugranas. Xavi has the toughest mountain to climb early in the season, but Barcelona needs to be in the knockouts of the Champions League. Competing in the Europa League is simply not enough. Is all or nothing for FC Barcelona tomorrow night.

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