FC Barcelona's decision with Xavi after being eliminated from the Copa del Rey

Will Joan Laporta dare to fire Xavi Hernandez in the middle of the season?

FC Barcelona's decision with Xavi after being eliminated from the Copa del Rey

The match had action from minute 1, literally, as Athletic Club began winning just 42 seconds in, with a great goal from Gorka Guruzeta. It only took Barcelona 30 minutes to turn the score around, goals from Robert Lewandowski and Lamine Yamal.

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When Xavi Hernandez's team had the most control of the game, Athletic Club's tying goal arrived, just 2 minutes into the second half. Thus, both teams reached overtime.

Already in extra time, Iñaki Williams scored a great goal in the 105th minute + 2'. The Ghana striker finished in the six-yard box, the ball hit the post but Iñaki received the rebound and sent it into the back of the goal.

With Barcelona already on the attack, Williams scored with a great goal to make it 4-2, but it wasn't Iñaki, but Nico, his brother! Nico Williams scored a great goal with the outside of the foot, straight into the corner, and sealed the match and sealed the place in the Copa del Rey semi-final.

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Barcelona's decision with Xavi Hernandez:

Joan Laporta fully trusts Xavi Hernandez. It is a reality that today's elimination from the Copa del Rey is a low blow for Xavi's project, however, Joan Laporta's decision is to keep Xavi Hernandez and that has not changed. Let's remember the words of the president of Barcelona a little over a week ago; "He has all our trust and he deserves it. When you give trust to a person, they give their best. The trust we have in Xavi is total."

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