Joan Laporta happy with Barcelona’s performance

Lionel Messi #10 of FC Barcelona pose with teammates. (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images)
Lionel Messi #10 of FC Barcelona pose with teammates. (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images) /

Barcelona were eliminated in the Round-of-16 for the first time since the 2006/2007 season when they were knocked out by Liverpool.

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This alone might be a very disappointing stat but their second leg against Paris Saint-Germain was actually quite a dominant display. The Catalans went into the match hoping to get something out of the tie. They were 4-1 down from the first leg and a comeback was too much to ask for, still, they went into the match with full passion and could have very easily gotten a win.

The Match ended in a 1-1 draw however, there were penalty controversies as well as a lot of missed chances. Barcelona had 21 shots at goal compared to PSG’s seven. The Catalans also had 73% possession and they dominated the French side throughout the game but their finishing really let them down.

Barcelona president is proud of their result against PSG

The Presidential elect, Joan Laporta, went to Paris to see the match and had a lot of positives to say about the team’s performance. In a short post-match interview with SPORT, Laporta said,

"“We have a team, they did us proud, we defended our dignity, we deserved to win and we deserved to go through.”Source SPORT"

Laporta has won the elections but he has not reigned into office yet as La Liga will have to approve him first based on his financial plans. The elect had previously reigned over Barcelona from 2003 to 2010 and he’s now hoping to turn the club around once more in his second tenure as club president.

The club has been going through a lot of internal problems but the team still seems passionate and they gave a brilliant display against the French Champions in the Champions League. The Blaugrana have the potential of once again becoming the best in the world and Laporta needs to guide them to that goal.

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