The FC Barcelona squad practically in full met on Wednesday night, after defeating Dynamo Kiev 1-0 in the Champions League, in a restaurant in the capital to celebrate the renovation of Ansu Fati, which by the way was the last to arrive since the signing of his new contract forced him to go through Joan Laporta’s office first, but especially as a conspiracy for the Classic on Sunday, where the team plays much more than three points.

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At the meeting, which was unveiled by Mega’s ‘El Chiringuito’ program, neither technicians nor staff participated, being only of players.

Remember that the squad has a party this Thursday, so the captains organized this meeting a few days ago, with the primary objective of fostering synergies in the group and strengthening confidence among the players, especially thinking ahead of the game against Real Madrid this Sunday.

There is the curious circumstance that the restaurant chosen by the players for the El Clásico conspiracy is the same one that brought together Joan Laporta and Ronald Koeman this summer and which gave so much to talk about later since it was learned that the Blaugrana president recognized that it was not his first option to continue on the bench, placing him to wait fifteen days to see if they were able to find him a replacement. As Laporta was not finally convinced by any of the options offered by the sports area, it was decided to keep the Dutchman.

Now, five months after that meeting, the players have chosen the same restaurant to trying to lift the spirits of a team that, despite chaining two consecutive wins, is still immersed in a deep crisis of identity and game. There is no doubt that this Classic, whatever happens, will mark a before and after in the season.