Tension grows at FC Barcelona, how early Xavi could potentially leave

By Emmanuel Mendez

Tension grows at FC Barcelona, how early Xavi could potentially leave

Xavi Hernandez did not guide FC Barcelona to another win and now questions are asked.

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FC Barcelona fail to convince on the pitch again after yesterday's performance. Barcelona drew 3-3 against Granada at home, where the team was down and trailing twice in the game. Granada is 19th in the La Liga table, which concerns many Barca fans about their performance.

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FC Barcelona had the chance to be 2 points away from 2nd place Girona with a win against Granada. Barca conceded late in the first half after taking the lead in the 14th minute. In the 60th minute, Granada took the lead, and it looked to be another terrible result for Barca. Robert Lewandowski scored three minutes after Granada took the lead and gave Barca the equalizer. It didn't last long, as three minutes later, Granada took the lead again. Granada would've gotten their third win in La Liga this season had they held on to the 3-2 result.

Lamine Yamal saved Barca again as he scored the 3-3 in the 80th minute. Barca tried to get another goal before the full-time whistle, but it was too late. Now FC Barcelona are on 51 points and are five points away from 2nd place Girona and 10 points away from 1st place Real Madrid. After the game, FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta was reportedly very angry at the result, which led to lots of tension at the club. Xavi Hernandez's days at Barca are numbered. While Xavi expressed to leave at the end of the season, Laporta and Barca could have other plans.

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Xavi could leave FC Barcelona earlier than expected if results don't go to plan after Napoli

The Champions League 1st leg game against Napoli is next week, and Xavi might leave the club if the result is not a win. Diario AS reports that Joan Laporta still protects Xavi, but he has begun showing signs of tiredness. His advisors and trusted people have pressed him to decide on the coach for a long time.

A defeat in the first leg of the Champions League would leave Xavi at the gates of a dismissal. Rafa Márquez is a possible emergency solution. No matter what happens against Celta this weekend, Xavi will continue. Xavi himself is clear that if Barcelona does not qualify for the next round against Napoli, he will leave immediately.

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