Why Lionel Messi organized a meeting at his home with the entire Barcelona squad

Messi organized a meal for the squad at his home

The Barcelona goes through a season full of ups and downs both sportingly and emotionally. After the elimination of the Champions League in the round of 16 at the hands of PSG, those of Ronald Koeman managed to lift the Copa del Rey by beating Bilbao 4-0 in the final.

The streak continued and after the victories against Getafe and Villarreal came a new blow for the squad, a product of the unthinkable defeat against Granada by 2-1 that could have been momentous in the fight for the title.

Three days later the culé beat Valencia and this Monday, facing the clash against Atlético de Madrid, Lionel Messi played host and organized a lunch for the first team at home with the intention of further unifying the campus.The footballers arrived at Messi’s residence after completing morning training

This was confirmed by the main Spanish media and it was the Catalan newspaper Sport the one who shared some images of footballers, some accompanied by their partners, arriving at the residence of the azulgrana captain.

As detailed Brand, the Argentinian he would have welcomed his companions with a typical barbecue on the table in the garden, a meal that the players would have already shared at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

At the same time, the Madrid media reported that, “the players had exercised this morning in recovery training after yesterday’s game. In conclusion, all of them have gone to Messi’s house. According to the new sanitary regulations, in open spaces there can be six people per table even if they are made of different bubbles ”.

Sports world, meanwhile, pointed out that this “is the first time Leo Messi makes a template meal at home since he is at FC Barcelona. This is a significant event that can be interpreted as a sign of the captain’s commitment to his teammates and of everyone’s willingness to win La Liga ”.

Barcelona will face Atlético de Madrid next Saturday in a key duel for the title (Reuters)

Barcelona will face Atlético de Madrid next Saturday in a key duel for the title (Reuters)

Finally, As contacted FC Barcelona in order to find out if that meeting involved non-compliance with the anticovid protocol that governs the region, and the club replied that “The team forms a bubble, which they eat every day together at the Ciutat Esportiva and that the distance rules were respected at all times ”.

Barcelona will have to face four finals until the end of the seasonAmong them, the most prominent will be against Atlético de Madrid on May 8. In the event that they triumph in each of those four clashes (Levante, Celta and Eibar, the others) they will have to depend on a stumble from Real Madrid in one of their four duels to win the trophy.