Early next year, Barcelona will officially have a new president. After Josep Maria Bartomeu’s resignation, the club was left without its ‘leader‘ and currently, Carles Tusquets is performing the role on a temporary basis.
The ‘caretaker president‘ has also announced that the new elections will be held around Christmas as he addressed the media this afternoon in the Ricard Maxenchs press room, with SPORT providing us with the quotes.
“We will do everything possible so that they [elections] can take place around those dates [Christmas],” said the temporary president to the media.
The club’s management committee has the obligation of summoning the next elections within three months of the former president’s departure. That means that Barcelona have to have a new president by January but also that the time around Christmas is still suitable.
Tusquets also explained that a date earlier than that is not possible due to all the outside circumstances with the outbreak and the health difficulties caused by the virus. Similarly, he will personally meet with all the candidates who want to put their name forward, which is his responsibility.
In other good news, voting through e-mail will be possible as well, the temporary president has confirmed at the end of his press conference.
Ilaix Moriba speaks following his first screamer goal for Barcelona
Ilaix Moriba has scored his first goal for Barcelona in stunning fashion. The teenager came on as a substitute against Osasuna and linked up with Lionel Messi to get off the mark for the club.
After enjoying a wonderful time with the first team in this past month and a half, making his senior debut against Cornella in the Copa del Rey, the midfielder has gone from strength to strength. He made
Moriba replaced Sergio Busquets in the 67th minute for his fifth appearance of the season. In the final moments of the game, linked up with Lionel Messi, feinted onto his left foot before unleashing a fierce left footed shot into the top corner.
Ronald Koeman was full of praise for the youngster after his cameo against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey in midweek, and his faith in the Barça B youngster has once again paid major dividends.
The 18-year-old’s goal sealed an eighth away win of the league campaign for Barcelona, after Jordi Alba opened the scoring in the first half with a magnificent finish from a stellar lobbed through pass from Messi.
“I will never forget this moment until I die. This is where Ansu scored too. He is like a brother to me, he is from the family,” said Moriba in the post-match interview (via BarçaTV+).
Moriba added: “I want to dedicate this goal to my father and La Masia where I have learned a lot from.”
Barcelona grabbed all three points at El Sadar against a tough Osasuna side to move within two points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. The Catalans will now be hoping that the Madrid derby tomorrow will help them close the gap at the top even further.
Ilaix is also confident that they still have a chance for the title: “La Liga isn’t over for us. We will fight till the end. That is the DNA they taught us at La Masia.”