In the last seasons of the Champions League, it was challenging for Barcelona to play on the opponent’s field. This was clearly shown by the Comebacks played by Roma and Liverpool.
Interestingly, Blaugrana is practically no longer able to score in the away matches. Let’s say, Leo Messi, is the only player of “Barca” who has managed to score a guest goal in the last four seasons of the most prestigious tournament in Europe.
Messi scored a double for Arsenal in 2016, and at the next stage, the Catalans were knocked out without a goal by Atletico Madrid.
In 2017, Blaugrana could not score a goal against PSG or Juventus in the away matches.
In 2018, “La Pulga” scored against Chelsea. But in the quarterfinals, “Blaugrana” was embarrassed at the “Stadio Olimpico” – 4: 0.
As for the last draw, Barça have reached the semi-finals. But in the playoffs, they have scored just one goal against Manchester United, although that was an auto-goal.
“Go back to Barcelona” – Scolari’s advice to Neymar.
The former coach of the Brazilian national team, Luiz Felipe Scolari, spoke about Neymar’s transfer to “Blaugrana.”
“I’m telling him: go back to Barcelona. If you get a chance, go back to this team to become the best player in the world.” – Quotes Fox Sports.
As you may know, Scolari and Neymar worked together in 2012-14. It was during them that Brazil won the Confederations Cup.
Of course, it is clear that the Brazilian looked better at Blaugrana than at Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar managed to score 105 goals in 186 matches with Barca’s shirt.
On the other hand, it is obvious that Barça also need Neymar to regain the glory they had during Neymar’s time in the team.