Action reaction. Yesterday, FC Barcelona had the opportunity to take the reins of La Liga alone, five days from the end of the season. But now the Blaugranas had the bad idea of losing, after leading, in their stadium, against the eighth, Granada (1-2). If the title is still achievable, the craze has fallen in Catalonia. And as with each underperformance, the head of Ronald Koeman is put at a price. Today the Cuatro announces a news which will not surprise the informed observers of the club culé. Xavi Hernandez, former captain of the house blaugrana, left to make his weapons (with success) on the bench of the Al-Sadd Sports Club, in Qatar, would be the number one choice of President Joan Laporta to replace Ronald Koeman. The Spanish channel claims that the Dutch technician, who initialed a two-year contract last summer, will only be retained in the event of a double and if the team shows a different face than that observed yesterday.
FC Barcelona won the Spanish Cup, outclassing Athletic Club de Bilbao (4-0) on April 17. He must now win the title of champion of Spain for Ronald Koeman, 58, to continue the adventure on his bench. Five days from the end of the season, Barça no longer has its destiny in hand. Third, he will have to win his last 5 meetings, and therefore beat Atlético de Madrid on May 8 (35th day), but also hope that Real Madrid does not achieve a faultless, to win the title. As a reminder, sent off against Granada yesterday, Ronald Koeman received two suspension matches and will be absent during the trip to Valencia and on the occasion of the reception of the Colchoneros. The channel finally specifies that the management of Barça has already exchanged with Xavi by message and by phone and asked him not to extend to Al-Sadd. If he decides to extend his contract, the former midfielder will anyway have a clause to sign for FC Barcelona.