Sports Barça better without Messi?

09:50  26 november  2020
09:50  26 november  2020 Source:   sports.fr

Messi, the scandalous bonuses

 Messi, the scandalous bonuses © Supplied by Sports.fr Lionel Messi is definitely very expensive for FC Barcelona. Since 2017 and the renewal of his contract at Barça , Lionel Messi has reportedly received tens of millions of euros. And it's not over ! Barça is in the red. On the very edge of the abyss. Recently, some players have agreed to extend their contracts to allow the club to renegotiate downward - and for a given time - the salaries of these comprehensive elements.

No, David Sanchez. Barcelona do not play better without Lionel Messi , as you suspected on Tuesday that someone would say on Wednesday. It will take time to see if Barcelona play better without Leo. What we do know, what is already tested, is that with this Messi , Barcelona play worse than ever.

Barça head into the Clásico without Leo Messi , but curiously enough the side historically have performed better when the star is out. Since Leo Messi became an undisputed starter for Barcelona, in the 2008-2009 season, the side from the Catalan capital have, incredibly, won more games without

Après huit matches, il en est toujours à trois buts en Liga. © Supplied by Sports.fr After eight matches, he is still three goals in La Liga. FC Barcelona seems to be living very well with the absence of Lionel Messi in the Champions League. No Messi, no problem! While Ronald Koeman had chosen to do without the services of Lionel Messi , Tuesday, on the occasion of the trip to Kiev, Barça won in fact won 4-0, thus validating his ticket for the eighth Champions League final tournament . A victory in Ukraine which confirms a strong trend: the Blaugrana seem comfortable as soon as they play without their master to play. At least in the Champions League. Since 2008, the Catalan club have won 11 of the 15 games played without the Argentinian in a draw and three losses. That is a ratio of 73.33% of wins. By comparison, Barca have won 77 of the 125 Champions League games played with the six-time Ballon d'Or. That is a ratio of 61.6% of wins.

Messi, Mbappé, Champions League… Leonardo sends his messages .
© Panoramic Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain? In any case, Neymar wants to play again with the Argentinian . He explained it last Wednesday on Argentine television. It remains to be seen if the Brazilian will see his wish granted, and if so, if it will be in Paris ... Asked by Canal + , Leonardo procrastinates. “It's an Argentinian journalist (who asked the question). It's normal. You do an interview in Argentina and you talk about Messi, notes the sports director of PSG.

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