Saturday, December 4

The Xavi effect on Barcelona before facing Villarreal: doctors dismissed due to relapses of several players

Upon the arrival of Xavi Hernández to the technical direction of Barcelona, ​​profound changes were announced in many areas of the club.

And so it happened. The first head that has rolled is that of the person in charge of the medical services of the first team, Lluís Til, who was removed from office on November 25.

The newspaper AS was able to confirm that Lluís Til and the other doctor Xavi Yanguas, were dismissed from their duties.

The reason, according to the Spanish newspaper, has been “the relapses of players like Pedri, Dembélé and Ansu Fati from their respective injuries. Til, as the head of the medical services of the first team, was the main person in charge.

Til was the doctor Ansu Fati turned to when he scored on September 26, against Levante, the day of his return after 323 days of inactivity due to an injury that turned into an ordeal. The greeting took place in the stands, when Ansu was going to celebrate it with his family.

With this panorama, and with the possibility of Sergiño Dest and Dembelé returning from their injuries, Barcelona will visit Villarreal on November 27 on the 15th day of LaLiga aspiring to continue with the Xavi effect in the championship and continue to close the gap with the first places in a competition led by Real Madrid.

The azulgrana team will try to leave behind Tuesday’s stumble against Benfica (0-0) in the Champions League, to try to add their second victory in the Spanish championship after the arrival of Xavi Hernández to the bench.

The Barça legend made his debut last Saturday at the head of Barça with a 1-0 victory over Espanyol, renewing the hopes and illusion of the Barça fans.

The team has improved in its game, but it continues to struggle to score goals, which on Tuesday complicated its passage to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

“I see things that are very good, very positive. It gives me the feeling that we can beat anyone. We are Barça. It’s just a matter of effectiveness, ”Xavi said on Tuesday after the draw with Benfica.

– The effectiveness will come –

Piqué, for his part, was convinced that “it is going to come” that effectiveness that Barça needs, currently the seventh highest-scoring team in the Spanish championship, surpassed by the six teams in front of them.

Ten points from Real Madrid and six from the Champions League spots, Barça cannot afford any more setbacks in LaLiga so as not to lose sight of the whites and the rest of the top teams.

Real Madrid, which regained the lead last weekend, is “in a good dynamic”, as coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Wednesday after beating Sheriff Tiraspol 3-0 and sealing their place in the Champions League round of 16.

The merengue team receives a complicated Sevilla on Sunday, who with a victory could overcome it and take the lead.

Real Sociedad also aspires to the first place, visiting Espanyol that same day.

Atlético de Madrid, who have made their way to the last 16 of the Champions League very difficult after losing 1-0 to Milan on Wednesday, visit Cádiz in search of three points that bring them closer to the leadership.

The rojiblanco team will not have it easy against a combative Andalusian team, which needs to score points to continue moving away from the relegation places, which has only one unit.

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