The month started with a comfortable win at home vs Levante to set the team up for the Supercopa matches in Saudi Arabia.
A return for Grimaldo who was a standout performer for Benfica since arriving. Now at the age of 26 he is entering his peak years as a footballer and hopefully they will be at the Catalan side.
Finally, a big performance for Barcelona against their bogey side. Sending them into the final against Sevilla in a few days.
Some exciting news for many fans as Ousmane Dembélé extends his contract! He has been subject of many transfer rumours ever since joining but a new deal is deserved for this standout season and it will be exciting to watch his development.
It’s a demolition job in the Final against closest challengers for the league title. Barcelona cruise to lifting the Supercopa 8-1 over the two games, increasing the worlds notice of a potential treble!
Rotation paid off in a 4-1 win against Eibar, with 4 different goalscorers and important match sharpness for the upcoming CDR fixture.
MD 21 Saw Barcelona beat Sevilla for the 3rd time this season and 2nd in a week putting the gap between themselves and Real Madrid to 9 points with the Clásico coming up.
A comfortable 2-0 victory in the 3rd round with Fati scoring along with a first goal for Barcelona B star Jaume Jardí. It continues the trend of Fornas giving inform players from the B team a chance at showing what they can do, bringing the Barcelona of old back to the fans.
The 150th EL Clásico is Barcelona’s chance of taking what would likely be an unassailable 12 point lead at the top of La Liga.
Record – Barcelona 98 wins
and 404 goals
Real Madrid 99 wins and 411 goals
It’s a good result for Barcelona because the keep their advantage. Madrid needed the win more than anything, but they didn’t get many opportunities throughout the 90 and their grasp on the title looks like it’s slipping away.
It goes from bad to worse for Real Madrid as they are knocked out of the CDR Last 16 vs Vallecano, whilst Barcelona and Atlético make it through comfortably despite the tight scorelines.
The 9th and final game of January ends with another win against lowly Osasuna.
The final incoming is central defender Pau Torres from Villarreal who will spend the rest of the season back there on loan.
There has been 6 first team departures, with Lenglet and Semedo heading to the Premier League. Griezmann joins Juventus with an option to buy and Camavinga, Alena and Miranda all heading out on loans until the end of the season.
Borja Fornas –
It has been a busy month and one that has required us to use the whole squad and it has worked. I have to give credit to those who have come in to the team and made a difference for us, it’s nice to be able to really on all my players to add quality in these games.