With the 2022 World Cup staged in November, the football calendar has become more squeezed. Just like the other clubs, Fc Barcelona’s upcoming schedule is stacked with fixtures, and the team is scheduled to play 4 games in the upcoming 10 days.
The Garnet and blue will have an uphill task of keeping their intensity and trying to match up the energy needed for such a tiresome calendar. The Catalan giants have a superior squad depth as compared to other teams and this could play a pivotal in defining the trajectory of this season.
Wednesday, 07 September 2022:
Fc Barcelona will start off with a Champions League match against Viktoria Plzen at the Spotify Camp Nou in what will be their first match of the group stage of this season’s Uefa Champions League. The match is a must-win for the Blaugranes and thus the intensity will be at maximum.
Saturday, 10 September 2022:
Barca would then travel to the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla on Saturday, 10th of September for an entertaining clash with Cadiz. Cadiz is always a tricky opponent to play against and it’s a must-win League game for the Garnet and Blue to keep the title race on.
Tuesday, 13 September 2022:
Next up would see Barca travel to the Allianz Arena on Tuesday, 13th of September to face Bayern Munich. That name Bayern always brings unwanted memories to Cules, especially with the 8-2 thumping back in Portugal. It’s a game that would determine whether Xavi’s team has improved and can actually compete with Europe’s elite teams. In a game that would see goal-machine Robert Lewandoski return back to Munich, Barca will sure have to be at their best to beat the German champions at their own home ground.
Saturday, 17 September 2022:
The last game of the four would see Blaugranes welcome Elche at the Spotify Camp Nou on Saturday, 17th of September. Barcelona have already climbed to 2nd in La Liga with a huge goal difference of +10. They are two points behind Real Madrid due to the draw in the opening game against Rayo Vallecano.
It’s going to be long ten days for Xavi and his team but with the enormous squad depth at Xavi’s disposal, Barca should be ready to pass this uphill task.