In an unexpected turn of events, 27th of October, 2020 is slowly reeling down to be one of the most memorable nights for any and every Barcelona fan. The fans are not celebrating a trophy, or even a signing or renewal, but the resignation of club administration, led by Josep Bartomeu. Speaks level about the reputation they had built among the fanbase.
Now, as reported by Cadena Sar, the presidential elections are expected to take place early in the second week of January, with January 9th/10th decided as the tentative dates. Till then, Barcelona will be under Carles Tusquets.
Tusquets was part of the administration during Josep Nunez’s tenure as President between 1978 and 2000 and worked as a treasurer. He will most likely be replaced by one of Victor Font, Jordi Farre, Joan Laporte or Antoni Freixa — the four names that have been on the table for quite some time now. Laporte, who has already served as the President between 2003 and 2010, is yet to announce his presidency officially but is rumoured to be prepared to begin his campaign shortly.
Dembélé is expected to start against Ferencváros after impressive Osasuna display
Ronald Koeman is well aware of the limitations concerning Ousmane Dembélé. The Frenchman is an incredible asset and a highly talented player. However, he is also injury prone and Barcelona can’t afford to use him relentlessly.
For that reason, the young winger has been on the bench for the last couple of games despite performing on a regularly high level whenever chosen to play. According to a new report from SPORT, however, Dembélé is expected to start Barcelona’s upcoming Champions League clash against Ferencváros.
This is a direct result of another encouraging performance just the other night against Osasuna. The Frenchman came off the bench and even scored a great goal before it was ruled offside. We’ve also seen him play at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium against Atlético Madrid but back then, he sprained his shoulder so Koeman had to be extra careful going into the next games.
But the main thing is that Dembélé is still very much an important part of the squad and offers a unique profile to the coach. For that reason, and seeing how he’s once again 100% fit, everything indicates he’ll be back in the gala XI on Wednesday, as SPORT suggest.
This, needless to say, is a rather encouraging sign for a player who was so close to leaving the club during the summer transfer window.
Long may it continue!