The most mediocre Barça outside

first_imgThe Barça already gave clues than I expected this year in the first working day. His lack of attention in the last minutes in San Mamés condemned him before the Athletic. The same as in the first minutes before the Pomegranate in Los Cármenes. Nor was he able to endure a favorable result in Orriols before Levante and, although he did not lose, he left six key points in Pamplona, ​​San Sebastián and Cornellà. The three matches finished 2-2 And they had a similar movie. Barça started losing, turned the game around and then He let himself be tied. It is another of the great problems of Barça since the beginning of the season. his physical level It has not allowed him to maintain the intensity for 90 minutes. Hard think that Barça can compete LaLiga crawling as he has been doing all season out of home. Of the 55 points that has added, just 18 he has got them as a visitor Only its imposing streak at the Camp Nou, in which he has won 12 matches and only drew against him Madrid, allows you to stay on the run. But its lack of competitiveness away from home makes it very difficult to think that this League can compete. Meanwhile he Madrid only he has lost two games throughout the championship, Barça has dropped in five. Outside the home, Real Madrid (25), Sevilla (23) and Getafe (21) have added more points than the Barça, which has only added one more point that Royal Society (17), and two more than Villarreal and Atlético away from Camp Nou. If it were only for the away matches, Barça would be fighting for not fall to post of Europa League. His goal balance is surprisingly weak and negative. 18-19. Pure mediocrity. Barça has only won a comfortable match out of home (0-3 to Eibar). Then he had bad times in Getafe (0-2) and suffered from the beauty to go back in Leganés (1-2) and take the game in the last minutes in the Metropolitan (0-1) and the Villamarín (2-3).Admitting that Barça loses one of every three games they are playing away from home, the prospects from here to the end of the season they are scary. Those of Setién still have to play at the home of Mallorca (March 15), Seville (April 5), Celta (April 22), Villarreal (May 3), Valladolid (May 13) and Alavés (May 24 ).last_img read more

Sparks to fly at Signal Iduna Park

first_imgDortmund drew 0-0 at Nuremberg on Monday (Agency Photo)Peter Boaz’s second half rebirth of the German Bundesliga’s form team, Bayer Leverkusen, comes under critical test when they travel to face league leaders Borussia Dortmund on Sunday in the division’s outstanding fixture.Boaz is a former Dortmund boss brought in from the cold to mastermind a revival of the Bay Arena club’s fortunes following the dismissal of Heikko Herrlich.His brief tenure has coincided with an upsurge in form that has propelled Leverkusen into fifth place, well in contention for a place in next season’s Champions League.Dortmund have meanwhile stuttered to three successive draws, which has allowed Bayern Munich to slice their lead atop the standings to just three points.Dortmund boss Lucien Favre will demand a reaction to Monday’s lackluster goalless stalemate at basement club Nuremberg, as it was the first time in over a dozen fixtures that the Signal Iduna Park outfit failed to hit the back of the net.The Swiss tactician is definitely hoping four days of extra preps will count as Leverkusen go to Dortmund less than three days after confronting Russian side Krasnodar in the Europa League.Six time defending titlists Bayern Munich have a chance pile up the pressure on Dortmund when they welcome Hertha Berlin to the Allianz Arena 24 hours earlier.On Tuesday, Robert Kovac’s Bavarians impressed in holding Liverpool to a goalless draw in a Champions League rubber and are confident of replicating an extra time German Cup victory over the team from Berlin.Bundesliga action however commences on Friday night with Werder Bremen hosting struggling Stuttgart. Bremen are strongly favoured to continue their unique record of scoring in every single league game this season. Bremen’s 40-year-old Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro, who last weekend became the oldest player to score in Germany’s top flight, will be itching for a slice of the action.Champions League chasing Borussia Moenchengladbach must negotiate a potential banana skin at home to Wolfsburg on Saturday before rivals Eintracht Frankfurt travel to face relegation candidates Hannover a day later.Julian Nagelsmann’s free scoring Hoffenheim confront Ralf Ragnick’s Red Bull Leipzig on Monday night.Bundesliga fixtures:Friday: -Werder Bremen v VfB Stuttgart @10:30pmSaturday: -Bayern Munich v Hertha Berlin @5:30pm-Gladbach v Wolfsburg @5:30pm-Mainz v Schalke @5:30pm-Freiburg v Augsburg @5:30pm-Fortuna Düsseldorf v Nuremberg @8:30pmSunday:-Hannover v Eintracht Frankfurt @5:30pm-Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen @8:00pmMonday: -RB Leipzig v Hoffenheim @10:30pmComments Tags: German Bundesligalast_img read more