Five of the best Barcelona players from the 2019/20 campaign as the Catalans end the season trophyless after several years.
The 2019/20 season has been Barcelona’s first trophyless season after several years. The Catalans started the season on a bright note and it seemed like the club would go on to win the Spanish league along with the Copa del Rey while the Champions League still seemed like a far shot for Barcelona.
However, nothing has gone as planned at the Camp Nou. The 2019/20 season has seen the Catalans sack two coaches in a season as well for the first time in the club’s history. Ernesto Valverde was sacked in January half-way through the season following the defeat against Atletico Madrid in the semi-final of the Spanish super cup.
Quique Setien was appointed as the manager to bring the club back on the righteous path as many believed that the manager’s tactical style of football that was inspired by Johan Cruyff would help put the club back on track.
However, Fabrizio Romano now reports that Quique Setien was fired with immediate effect following the defeat against Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and only an official confirmation from the club’s end is awaited.
Despite the 2019/20 season being a disastrous one for the Blaugrana, the club has seen a few players step up during crucial fixtures, and here are the five of the very best players of Barcelona from the 2019/20 season.
Lionel Messi has been the standout performer for Barcelona this season as the Argentine forward has single handily carried the club for most of the season. The captain has scored 25 goals along with 21 assists this season in the La Liga Santander, however, his efforts were not enough for the Catalans to secure the league as Real Madrid were crowned champions of Spain.
Messi’s future remains uncertain once again as the 33-year-old has reportedly handed in a transfer request following the humiliating defeat against Bayern Munich.