Barcelona are back like never before. A club that was struggling to pay the wages of its players is now once again the biggest in world football. It was a brilliant transfer window for the Catalans as they conjured up some really important signings. It finally looks like the Catalans are back to their very best under coach Xavi. They have had a brilliant start to their season with just one loss coming against Bayern Munich. The Blaugranas have scored the most goals in La Liga and have also held the most clean sheets. As good as the attack is, the defense also seems to be very secure this time.
But the addition of new players has made life very refreshing for the fans. Jules Kounde has made a fantastic start to life at his new club Barcelona. He is now one of the first names on the team for Xavi. The squad looks very happy which is reflected in their performances. Marc Andre Ter Stegen seems to be back at his best for Xavi with Lewandowski scoring goals for fun. It finally looks like Barcelona are ready to take on Europe even though they lost against Bayern Munich. There is positivity all around with the veterans mostly on the bench for Xavi. Reports are circulating that major changes are going to take place next season at the club.
They await major challenges in the month of October against the likes of Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich. Xavi lost his first big game of the season against Bayern Munich but it was very optimistic how the youngsters played. It finally feels like the free-flowing football of the club is returning and it is all kudos to Xavi and his team. But the international break was not kind to the Catalans as some vital players picked up injuries. Ronald Araujo and Jules Kounde are the players whose absence will hurt the club the most. But it will be a real test of how Barcelona cope without two of their best players on the pitch.
Barcelona and Spotify Camp Nou hold records for attendance
Joan Laporta took his time but has brought the excitement and the kick back into the club. Barcelona are not only benefiting from World class players but also the fans who have been behind the team since day 1. The club has averaged an attendance of 83,348 this season which is the highest across all top 5 European leagues. It seems like an eternity since such a full crowd at Camp Nou was seen.
Among other teams are Borussia Dortmund who hold second place with the most attendance on average. But for Barcelona, this happiness is short-lived as next season, they will not play at the Spotify Camp Nou. Renovations in the stadium mean that the team will have to move to Estadi Lluis Companys which has a capacity of around 60000. But the good old days seem to be back for the Blaugranas.
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