For the entire world, the recently passing year 2020 was so difficult. It was like the worst nightmare. And when we come to look at the Spanish club Barcelona, they might want to forget everything about last year. Inside and outside of the ground, the last year was so incidental for Barcelona. It seems that Barcelona’s 2020 wrapped in despair.
Barcelona changed their coach one after another in the last year, the president of the club was forcefully resigned, the financial condition of the club has become poorer, on the ground, their performance was questionable, Lionel Messi’s wish to leave the club and some other facts made the last 2020 year so incidental for the Catalan club. 2020 was one of the disappointing years in the history of the club. Let’s follow the incidental facts of the club gradually.
Barcelona’s 2020 wrapped
Against Espanyol, Barcelona started the season 2020 with the Catalan Derby but in the inaugural match, they lost points. In the month, the Spanish Super Cup semi-final executed between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. But the team of Valverde was defeated.
After the match, Ernesto Valverde was sacked. The sporting director of the club Erik Abidal presented the offer in front of Xavi and tried to appoint him as the new Barcelona manager but the former Barcelona captain refused. Later, Quique Setien has been appointed as the new manager. Under his guidance, Barcelona failed to make the expected start.
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— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 3, 2021
The worst month for the club was February though it is the smallest month of the year. The sporting director questioned the performance of the players and Messi answered him or protest him strongly. Ousmane Dembele ruled out from the ground because of the injury for a long time.
So, Barcelona got the chance of bringing one player in. They brought Martin Braithwaite from Leganes. Barcelona spent a good time in the league but against Athletic Club, their defeat ruled them out from the Copa del Rey last eight.
In the El Clasico, Barcelona was defeated against Real Madrid at the Real’s venue by a 2 – 0 goal. Later, they got a victory against Real Sociedad by a 1 – 0 goal but later, because of the Coronavirus, the league was stopped which was so frustrating for the football fans around the world.
Because of the lockdown situation, the game was fully stopped but Barcelona, as usual, came to the front page. By creating a number of questions, a number of directors of the club took their resign.
The team took the preparation to resume the league.
The football returned to the ground. Barcelona resumed the season by destroying Mallorca by a 4 – 0 goal. But against Sevilla, Celta Vigo, and Atletico Madrid, they lost points. As a result, their arch-rival Real Madrid jumped to the top of the league table. The Barca defender Gerard Pique claimed that Real Madrid is getting benefit from the match referee and came to the front page once again.
🍿🍿🍿 72 minutes of all the Barça goals in 2020. Enjoy!
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 31, 2020
To keep the league throne at the Camp Nou was almost ended. On the 16th of July, at the home venue, they lost against Osasuna, and on that night, Real Madrid secured the league title. Then Barcelona kept their focus on the Champions League.
By defeating Napoli at the Camp Nou by a – 1 goal, Barcelona moved to the UCL last eight but against Bayern Munich, they faced the unforgettable defeat by an 8 – 2 goal. So, the era of Quique Setien ended. The new manager Ronald Koeman was appointed. In that month, Messi told Barcelona that he wished to leave the club.
After the ten days incidental facts, Messi declared to stay at the club for one more season. But the situation of the club remained unstable. Barcelona sold a number of top-rated experienced players. At the end of the month, Barcelona started the season by destroying Villarreal. As the new manager, Koeman started his journey.
After facing the defeat against Getafe, Barcelona also lost the first El Clasico of the season at the home venue. At the end of the month, Josep Maria took to resign.
Considering all the competitions, Barcelona won four matches out of the last five.
In the beginning, Barcelona lost two matches and went behind on the table. And now, they are 7 points behind the top-ranked team.