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Argentine football legend believes Barcelona is a ‘dead team’

Alexandre Patanian

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Mario Kempes gave his view on Barcelona’s performance in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Argentine legend was harsh in his criticism of the Catalan team. The Culés’ performance wasn’t the best and reactions such as these aren’t that irrational.

The team’s lack of movement irritated Kempes. The former striker stated that everyone in the side is static and that Koeman’s boys look like a dead team. He proceeded by saying that all the goals come from individual brilliance or penalties.

“Barcelona are a dead team. Everyone is static. They don’t move when they have the ball, and they move even less when they lose it! The goals come from individual acts of brilliance, a cross and a penalty.”

Mario Kempes | ESPN live

While the goals against Dynamo Kyiv all came because of the reasons the pundit stated, they shouldn’t be the benchmark. Koeman’s side has scored some brilliant goals under him with a lot of them coming from great team play.

Barcelona before the Champions League game against Dynamo Kyiv at the Camp Nou | Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images

A week after Christian Vieri fell in love with this Barcelona, Kempes looked really frustrated with the same team. The Catalans’ performance against the Ukrainians was nowhere near good enough, but these statements are way too reactionary. Hopefully next time, Barça can impress people.

As a Lebanese teenager who never had the chance to support their local team, I fell in love with the club that was FC Barcelona at the start of the decade. I always was passionate about writing and this is exactly what I am looking for: sharing my insights and opinions on football.

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