What awaits Barça women now?

  • Jonatan Giráldez’s team won the League, the second title of the season counting the Spanish Super Cup.

  • With the domestic competition in their pocket, the players have a few weeks of maximum intensity with the Champions League in mind.

The glory is exclusive, although the barca make you think not. After a dream season last season, the azulgranas have set out to once again beat the excellence that they themselves set. The first joy came last January 23 with the achievement of the Spanish Super Cup against Atlético de Madrid in Las Rozas. The second, now with the League title after thrashing Madrid 5-0, which had won eight consecutive games. All this in the middle of March, with the final stretch of the campaign still to be played. those of Jonathan Giraldez keep several fronts open in the remainder of the year, starting with the Champions and ending with the European Championship which takes place in the summer in England.

Champions League: next big goal

The final rounds of the queen’s cup, but if the level of the Catalans is analyzed with respect to their rivals, it is difficult to think that there are surprises. The great objective, for the first time in history, is repeat success in Europe after the conquest of the Champions Last season. The barca has marked the way, but at the moment it seems to have no rival. Starting in the quarterfinals against Madrid with the turn in Camp Nou next March 30, the Catalans will seek to reach the grand final in Turin.

The club announced that in the face of possible semifinals, the Barça fiefdom will reopen its doors. It would be an unprecedented event in Spain, since no team has opened its main stadium for two consecutive matches in the same competition. Athletic Club, Real Sociedad, Betis or Atlético de Madrid yes, they have played more than one game on the club’s big stage, but on dates widely separated in time.

Within the objective of the highest European competition, the illusion is centered on the second leg against Madrid. After the game against Espanyol at the Camp Nou, the stadium reopens its doors, but this time it does so with the public and with more than 85,000 entries sold in what is expected to be a festive day for women’s football.

Repeat treble and think about the European Championship

The Champions will occupy all eyes, but the azulgranas have in mind the conquest of their ninth title of queen’s cup. After eliminating Rayo Vallecano in the round of 16, the Catalan team will face the Royal Society of Natalia Arroyo in the quarterfinals. If events occur like last season, those of Giraldez they could lift the treble again, adding the Super Cup title that Barça missed last season. The four titles that the team can win this year are not the only incentive, since a large part of the squad will play the European Championship this summer in England.

The Spanish players are the majority in the Barça ranks, since the backbone of Barça is also the backbone of the Spanish selection from Jorge Vilda. The female ‘Roja’ has for the first time in its history real options to win a title and the azulgranas will be the majority in the summer event. The key will be to see how tired they get after a new season of maximum demand.

Collective titles… and also individual

The Barça adds 136 points only in League. 19 of these goals are from Asisat Oshoala, who a few days ago renewed her commitment to the club until 2024. The Nigerian has recovered her best level with the arrival of Giráldez on the bench and, despite the lack of continuity due to injuries, in front of goal she is once again a guarantee. Fast and key footballer in contexts in which the azulgranas need to look for the back of their rivals. With 19 goals, he leads the list of scorers in the domestic competition, only chased by Geyse, from Madrid CFF, with 18 goals scored.

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