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Official: Josep Maria Bartomeu resigns as President of Barcelona

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It is official. Josep Maria Bartomeu has officially stepped down as President of Barcelona.

“I appear to announce my resignation and that of my board of directors” is the first sentence from his mouth as he sits down to address the room filled with journalists.

The resignation comes on the back of the Vote of No Confidence started by Barcelona Socis, which followed the 8-2 humiliation Barcelona suffered in the UEFA Champions League. Bartomeu was president of Barcelona for six years, including an interim term after Sandro Rosell’s dismissal.

This decision is majorly influenced by the Catalonian government’s decision not to halt the motion during the pandemic, as requested by the current administration at Barcelona.

Carles Tusquets, once part of Josep Nunez’s board of directors as the treasurer, will take over the club after which they will have anywhere between 40 to 90 days to plan and hold the elections, and then announce a new President in January.

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Three key player stats from the Vallecano 1-2 Barcelona game

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Barcelona managed to beat Raya Vallecano 2-1 away in the Copa del Rey round of 16. Three interesting stats popped up from Frenkie De Jong, Lionel Messi, and Antoine Griezmann.

Frenkie De Jong has become Barcelona’s goal-scoring midfielder. In his recent games, Ronald Koeman decided to use him in the attack, and it looks like its truly paying off.

READ: Raya Vallecano 1-2 Barcelona, Match Review

While Lionel Messi has missed quite some chances tonight, he got his goal and pre-assist for the game and continues to be the difference-maker.

Antoine Griezmann is in good form recently. Despite the fact that he was criticised a lot at the beginning of the season, it seems that he has finally found his rhythm.

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