In the season 2018/19, the Catalan Barcelona has changed significantly. This is primarily due to the fact that a number of leaders have left the club. In these circumstances, Ernesto Valverde is forced to build the club’s game around new players.
However, of all the summer acquisitions, Arthur was the only player in the starting lineup, who is already an indispensable part of the Catalan midfield, while Malcolm and Arturo Vidal are more likely to be players in rotation, although they have already managed to score some points for Barcelona.
This year, the Catalans are closely focused on victories in the following championships:
- Cup of Spain;
- La Liga;
- Champions League.
Valverde’s squad has everything it needs to make it happen. Moreover, for many leaders this is actually the last chance to win significant trophies, because they are already over 30. However, they are being replaced by a new generation that is hungry for victories.
It is this mix of experience and young enthusiasm that can be effective this time. Now, Barca is showing excellent combination game and in fact does not notice its rivals. A typical example of this is the defeat of Real Madrid in El Classico with a score of 5:0.
It has now become much easier to follow live scores today when the Catalans and their rivals play. It is enough to make just a couple of clicks to get the latest information, which fully corresponds to what is happening on the field.
Team’s Chances of Winning
If in the domestic arena, the Blaugranas are favorites of all tournaments, then the Champions League will be extremely tough for the club. Even with the top players in its lineup, Valverde’s squad is not the only champion team in this competition. This is another proving of the championship’s popularity among fans.
One of the trump cards of the team is its long bench with players who can strengthen the team during the match. Such reserves will surely come in handy in the long tournament run, and this applies to absolutely all competitions. Valverde is not trying to adapt to each opponent, because Barcelona always shows bright and attacking football. It is for this the team is loved all over the world.
We'll see if the Catalans succeed in winning on all fronts or if they confront worthy competitors who can challenge the recognized favorites.