World "That's the way it is": Barcelona's sad arrival in reality
The direct line from ‘Taxi Driver’ to ‘The Card Counter’
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Paul Schrader knows he has a limited number of films left, so whatever he does from here on out is going to be for himself. At 75 years old, the writer of “Taxi Driver” and “Raging Bull” and director of “American Gigolo” and “Mishima” was even somewhat prepared to call it a day after his 2018 film “First Reformed,” for which he got his first Oscar nomination. He didn’t want to. He just knew it might be the reality. “IAt 75 years old, the writer of “Taxi Driver” and “Raging Bull” and director of “American Gigolo” and “Mishima” was even somewhat prepared to call it a day after his 2018 film “First Reformed,” for which he got his first Oscar nomination. He didn’t want to. He just knew it might be the reality.
at FC Barcelona is awarded sober realism. That the Catalans are internationally no longer part of the big house numbers was clear on Tuesday at 0: 3 against Bavaria. Ronald Koeman explained what was that.
Sergi Roberto Join Bayern - Two injured bosses advise
"no," Captain said Piqué. "We do not count to the favorites." What else would he have to say otherwise about the CL title opportunities of a team that described the Madrilenian sports magazine "As" as "image of the inability" and the "small team" resident "sport" in Barcelona.
scalding judgments, but a Barcelona team that did not put a single shot on the gate in a game of the royal class, that had never been given since the capture of the data provider Opta. Sure, Barcelona had gone to the game against Bayern (0: 3) with Argen Personnel Problems. "I only had three strikers available," Koeman said. However, the Memphis Depay, Debutant Luuk de Jong and Philippe Coutinho, did not offer any nameless. But just offensively Barcelona remained pretty much all guilty, a real chance had the bluegrana only after an Arajo header (28th, just over it). "It's, as it is," Piqué said.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: Lineups, team news, Dest and Gnabry doubtful, and more! (Updated)
How will Nagelsmann tackle his first ever Champions League game with Bayern?Since this is the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE we don’t need to recap all the injuries both sides have. Let’s dive straight into Bayern’s potential lineup. Based on what Nagelsmann said in his press conference, Robert Lewandowski should be fit to start. Aside from the fact that Barca are spared the humiliation of facing Choupo-GOATing, it means we’ll be able to see Lewy up top with Thomas Muller, who happens to hold the record for most goals scored against Barcelona in the UCL.
Koeman recognizes differences in the quality
Eye wiper operation Barcelona so not, even if Koeman & Co. did not want everything bad. Tactically there was "moments" in which his team had control. But then he came quickly again, the already mentioned sober realism. "That's the way it's time," Koeman also explained to say something that may never have ever heard from a coach of the FC Barcelona in the form. "The setting voted. But there are differences in quality."
is the barcelona hardened with 1.35 billion euros so no more competitive on the international stage? Currently, a lot of it speaks, Koeman builds on the factor time. Barcelona have "many young players who will be better in two to three years. It's hard to accept, but we have to wait and hope for the return of injured players." Well, that's the way that was, Koeman said.
Dialogue with Spain deepens division between Catalan parties
MADRID (AP) — The leader of Catalonia in northeastern Spain has announced that he is excluding a separatist party in his ruling regional coalition from talks with the central government aimed at solving the tensions over the growing pro-independence sentiment in the region. Catalan President Pere Aragonès also said he will urge Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sànchez to accept a referendum on the region's independence when they meet Wednesday in Barcelona, the Catalan capital.
, among other things, the Catalans had to renounce Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembelé and Sergio Aguero, in the end stood with Alex Balde, Demir, Gavi and Pedri numerous youngster on the field. "We have many 19- and 20-year-olds. If one compares the Bayern players, there is a difference. But this difference soon becomes smaller, "Koeman believes. So patience is the magic word at Barcelona, be it at short notice until the injured return, or long term, until the talents have developed.
exploive Sergi Roberto receives back cover
But the impatience is already growing, both on the grandstands so even behind the scenes. A deserved self-green such as Sergi Roberto was bolled by their own fans. The injured People's Seele also likes to forget that the 29-year-old from his own youth was beside Piqué, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets one of those actors who voluntarily renounced salary - and that he played the right to position.
Barcelona Has a Long Way to Go to Become Elite Again
A 3–0 home defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League was just further evidence of the depths to which the once-great club has fallen. View the original article to see embedded media.It says much for the state of the modern Barcelona that the question as it began its 2021-22 Champions League campaign was less whether it could win the title rather than how early it could go out without it being an embarrassment.
"We know that Sergi is not a farth of the outer railway player and a one-counter-one against Davies is not possible," I defended him Koeman. Sergi Roberto had removed and returned several times for promising counterparts, rather than measuring themselves with the Bayern left-distance. Piqué also gave backing: "People should remember that he sacrifices himself, because he is not an outward chest, but a player for the center. That's why I hurt me very much."
Pedri and Jordi Alba struck - night session of the bosses
Painful was somehow somehow at all levels. For Pedri and Jordi Alba in a physical way, both are struck and could possibly fail. For the club bosses rather mental. Laporta, Vice President Rafa Yuste and sports director Mateu Alemany advised himself to early in the morning, with Consequences for Koeman is not to be expected for the time being.
between President and Trainer, there were always discrepancies that were approved before the game against Munich. "Koeman remains in the eye of the hurricane," never completely wrote the Marca - and certainly not quite wrongly. "I'm just as angry and disappointed as you," Laporta explained in a short video message on Wednesday, but you have the "he Waiting ".
also the president asked for patience. Something else remains the Catalans also left.
Barcelona reportedly looking to replace Ronald Koeman .
Koeman's standing with the club was weakened with a 1-1 draw against Granada on Monday, which came after a 3-0 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich. Barcelona president Joan Laporta held an "hourlong emergency meeting" with his board of directors after the Granada game regarding Koeman's suitability, per ESPN. However, there is a lack of alternatives available and Laporta doesn't want an interim option, according to ESPN. His goal is to appoint someone "capable of building a long-term project" at the club.