Revived by Xavi, Barcelona hosts Sevilla for 2nd in league
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — When Xavi Hernández returned as Barcelona coach four months ago, the team he had helped lead to greatness as a player was struggling to get wins over the most modest of rivals. After a bumpy start, Xavi now has Barcelona back to playing like a title challenger after a string of big wins that culminated in a 4-0 rout at Real Madrid before a two-week international break. Barcelona was in seventh place and 16 points behind Spanish league leader Madrid in early December following a 1-0 loss to Real Betis, its only league setback under Xavi.
© provided by Sports.fr Not a bad news for the Parisian coach.
The Mission Redemption of Parisians continues ... After its broad victory over Lorient last weekend (5-1), the PSG wandered on the lawn of Clermont (1-6) on Saturday night at The occasion of the 31st day of Ligue 1, with a trio mbappé-neymar-messsi on fire.
What to put a little balm at the heart of the Parisian supports, very disappointed by the pitcher elimination of their protégés in the Champions League and who for some have decided to strike encouragement. At the end of the meeting and eight days of the Clasico against the Om, Mauricio Pochettino had a message for them.
POGBA, it confirms for the PSG!
© Provided by Sports.co.uk Paul Pogba (41) Folders are not lacking for Parisian leaders before the summer. The priority will obviously go to the extension of Kylian mbed and the replacement of Mauricio Pochettino, whose departure at the end of the season, is no doubt, is also at the top of the battery. But the PSG has other objectives for this summer, especially in the field of land.
"I hope the fans will be with us"
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"The classico is a special match. I hope the supporters will be with us. We know that they are not happy, they have the right to demonstrate, to challenge. It is hoped that they will leave their anger aside, "said the Argentine coach into a post-match press conference. Present in Clermont, the red and blue supporters are once again silent. It remains to be seen if it will always be the case in a week, at the princes park, against the historic rival ...
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© provided by Sports.co.uk But the Marseillais of birth was reluctant to the idea of joining Paris. while his fate seemed sealed after the very average season of the Paris Saint-Germain , marked by the terrible elimination in the eighth of the Champions League, Mauricio Pochettino could finally continue his Parisian adventure, which is related to the club. From the capital until June 2023. It is in any case a hypothesis not to exclude according to The Athletic.