Barcelona, which is on a good momentum in the championship since the beginning of the season, has stumbled. A situation that makes the business of the great rival Real Madrid, which now remains 7 points from the leader. And if the pill is difficult to pass, there are others that remain clearly in the throat of the Spanish technician.
Xavi Hernandez has not lived a good day this Sunday, February 26, 2023. Since it was the day chosen by Almeria to revive after 3 defeats that sunk him in relegation and at the same time revive the championship that seemed folded. This is bad news for the Spanish technician who needs titles to relaunch the club. And if he can already start thinking, he will do it more because of his attitude.
Indeed, Xavi will not be on the bench next Sunday in the match against Valencia at the Camp Nou, because by being sanctioned this Friday against Almeria, the Spanish technician collected his fifth yellow card and will therefore be suspended for the next game. The coach had already received a yellow card against Athletic, Osasuna, Espanyol and Girona. But this is not the only bad news.
Since another player who will not be in the group is Gavi who, like his coach, will be suspended for accumulation of cards. And as a reminder, the Spanish midfielder has already missed last Thursday’s game against Manchester United for the same reason in the Europa League.
Nevertheless, Raphinha, who was initially thought to be out for the season, will be available. Since if everyone thought of his suspension, it will not be the case. In fact, Barcelona said in the networks that it was his fourth card and therefore he will be able to play against Valencia.