Do You Think Messi Injury Is Affecting Barcelona?

Posted 6 years ago 07 Oct 2015 by Opeoluwa

Do you think Messi injury has brought a setback to Barcelona ?


Do you think Messi injury has brought a setback to Barcelona ?

6 years ago

Lionel Messi , arguably the greatest player on the
planet suffered an excruciating knee and ligament
injury, placing him out of Barcelona's lineup for
the next eight weeks .
The next question is how will Messi's absence
affect FC Barcelona's chances of repeating as
treble champions?
Back-to-back trebles was unlikely from the start,
but a repeat of La Liga champions was certainly
in the cards for the Catalan Kings, as was
defending their UEFA Champions League title.
With Messi expected to be out until the end of
November, Barca head coach Luis Enrique will
need to find a way to make up for his production
on the pitch.
Insert Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez and Brazilian
poster boy Neymar . Both players are some of the
top scorers in the world , and will relish a chance
to take over in Messi's stead.
Thankfully, Messi's injury occurred early in the
season. Even if he were to be out for the
remainder of 2015, there would still be enough
time upon his return to still win both the Spanish
league and Champions League titles.
Messi's absence will be most felt in Champions
League, where Barca is set to take on Bayer
Leverkusen on Tuesday. Even a loss to
Chicharito's new team, would still not be the end
of Barcelona as they are still expected to make it
out of the group.
After that, Barcelona has a fairly easy schedule in
league play, with soccer fans circling the
November 22 match against Real Madrid as a
possible return to the pitch for Messi.
With Messi off the field, teams will mark Neymar
and Suarez knowing that these are the only two
stars woul can beat them. Expect many teams to
park the bus as they don't have to worry about
the Maestro picking them apart and finding open
teammates.
Summer transfer, Arda Turan, will need to step up
in Messi's absence and could find more scoring
opportunities. With or without Messi, Barcelona is
still one of the best and most talented teams in
the world. We expect them to be just fine.

6 years ago

Good morning

4 years ago

I don't think so

3 years ago

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