Barca with terrible statistics after 10 rounds in La Liga

Barca is experiencing a bad start to the season in La Liga, but the statistics show the terrible level of Koeman’s teachers and students.

With Saturday’s defeat to Cadiz (1-2), Koeman’s Barcelona had their worst start in La Liga since a 3-point win in the 1995/96 season. Never after the first 10 rounds, Barca had such poor results with 4 wins, 2 draws, and 4 defeats, reaching a total of 14 points.

Contrary to this disappointing start to the domestic league – 12 points behind Atletico Madrid – Barca are very successful in the Champions League, where they are the only team to have won 5 rounds.

Barca lost 4 matches after 10 rounds in La Liga

Barca’s journey in La Liga is very erratic. The defeat of Cadiz erased the mark of the jubilant performance they created against Osasuna with 4 goals. Or as after winning 5-2 Real Betis, Messi and his teammates lost to Atletico Madrid.

Barca’s worst start since 1987/88 season

If we switch to the 3-point scoring system for a win, we have to go back to the 1987/88 season to see a worse start for Barca. In that campaign, they only won 13 points after 10 rounds of 4 wins, 1 draw, and 5 losses.

This year’s season is very different from that year. Koeman’s position was not threatened in any case, at least until June 30, 2021, mainly because the club’s board did not have the authority to make such big decisions as firing the coach.

Messi is only a double away from Pele’s record

Messi is only a double away from Pele’s record at club level and the match against Cadiz will be an opportunity for Barca striker to set a new milestone. The goal against Osasuna in La Liga last week gave Messi 641 goals in 16 years with Barca’s first team. This goal left Messi only a double behind Pele’s scoring record.

Currently, Pele holds the record for most goals scored for a club. The former Brazilian has scored 643 goals for Santos in his 18 years with the club.

However, Messi’s achievement is still more appreciated than Pele. The reason is that Messi has played with Barca in prestigious tournaments like the Champions League or La Liga. Meanwhile, Pele only joined Santos in the Sao Paulo State Championship, the Brazilian Championship, or the South American Club Championship.

When will UEFA Nations League 2020/21 start?

UEFA Nations League 2020/21 is the second season the tournament is held. In the first place (season 2018/19), Portugal won the championship after beating Netherlands 1-0 in the final.

The UEFA Nations League 2020/21 officially kicked off on September 3, 2020. The opening match of the UEFA Nations League 2020/21 is the match between Latvia and Andorra at 23:00 on March 9. The tournament is scheduled to end on March 29, 2022.

UEFA Nations League 2020/21 brings together 55 participating teams. These 55 teams are divided into 4 League: League A, League B, League C, and League D.

League A consists of 16 teams and is divided into 4 groups including A1, A2, A3, and A4. League B also includes 16 teams, divided into 4 groups including B1, B2, B3, and B4. The same goes for League C. League D only consists of 7 teams and is divided into 2 groups: D1 and D2. Group D1 has 4 teams and group D2 has 3 teams.

League A, League B, and League C groups play in a round-robin format of 2 innings. League B’s best performing team in each group will qualify for League A next season. League B’s worst-performing team in each group will have to go down to play in League C next season.

When will UEFA Nations League 2020/21 start?

For League C, the teams with the best results in each group will be promoted to League B next season. The teams with the worst results in each group will have to participate in the Play-out round. The team that fails in the Play-out will have to go down to play in League D next season.

For League D, the teams with the best performance in each group will qualify to play in League C the following season. As for League D, there is no relegation team.

For League A, the teams with the best results in each group will reach the final UEFA Nations League 2020/21. The teams with the worst results will have to go down to play in League B next season.

The UEFA Nations League Finals include the Semi-Finals and the Finals. The final round took place in March 2020 in a one-turn knockout format. Two winning teams in the semi-finals will reach the final. The team that wins the final match will win the championship.

Inter scored six goals against Brescia in round 29 of Serie A

Midfielder Alexis Sanchez scored a goal and contributed two assists, in the match Inter beat Brescia 6-0 in round 29 Serie A on 1/7.

Inter Milan 6-0 Brescia

Besides Sanchez, another former Man Utd player, Ashley Young, also played an important role in opening the knot. The 34-year-old volley hit the ground after Sanchez’s cross on the fifth minute, before crossing the ball to D’Ambrosio to make it 3-0 at the end of the first half.

Before the last opponent, coach Antonio Conte put Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen on the bench. But at home, Inter is still too strong compared to Brescia. They held the ball 70% and finished eight times in just the first 45 minutes.

After Young opened the scoring, two other former Premier League players contributed to the double goal difference in the 20th minute. Victor Moses was fouled in the penalty area, before Alexis Sanchez scored from the spot 11 meters. Both of Chile’s goals for Inter this season have come from the times he paired up with Lautaro Martinez in attack.

Sanchez scored from the penalty spot

No more Mario Balotelli, Brescia almost paralyzed in the attack stage. The weak resistance of the bottom team made Inter kick like walking still have three more goals in the second half. Roberto Gagliardini headed the fourth goal for the hosts, following Sanchez’s penalty in the 52nd minute.

Inter finished 20 times in the match, including 12 times in goal. After Lukaku and Eriksen entered the pitch, the number of homeowners’ chances created was increasing.

Inter concretized the pressure by the final two matches Eriksen first scored in Serie A in the 83rd minute, from a penalty kick after Lukaku’s tight shot. The Danish midfielder then assisted Antonio Candreva to set a 6-0 win in the 88th minute.

Inter maintained four points clear of Lazio and eight points clear of Juventus. For Brescia, the chances of staying in Serie A become more fragile, as they are still eight points behind the safety group.