WATCH: FC Barcelona Use Bottle Flip Challenge in Unique Training Exercise

Published 02/09/2022, 3:26 PM EST
Soccer Football – LaLiga – FC Barcelona v Granada – Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain – September 20, 2021 FC Barcelona’s Gerard Pique after the match REUTERS/Albert Gea

FC Barcelona was once one of the biggest clubs in the world and the days of their glory have since become extinct. However, it looks like the club is on the right track again after making a lot of shrewd signings and appointing their former club legend Xavi, to become the manager of the club.

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While the Spaniard couldn’t help Barca stay in the UCL (the club dropped into the Europa League for the first time since 2003), he has turned the ship around in the league. Barca was outside of the top six in the league when they sacked Ronald Koeman and appointed Xavi, but they are now fourth in the league, just two points away from Real Betis in 3rd place with a game in hand.

Xavi has done wonders for the club, and it has all been done because of the apparent change in the club’s training methods. In a reel uploaded by the club on Instagram, FC Barcelona stars were captured involving the bottle-flip challenge in their training regime, another Xavi masterclass.

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FC Barcelona and their prospects in the league this season

While unorthodox training methods have helped them climb the ranks in La Liga, they still need to hold on to their place. If they win their game in hand, the club will end up in 3rd place, a result that was impossible before the appointment of Xavi.

Now, if the club keeps on going like this, they can even catch Sevilla, who are sitting in second place with 47 points from 23 games, just nine points above Barca right now. It’ll be interesting to see how Barca’s winter additions perform in the league this season.

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Barca’s signings in the January transfer window

FC Barcelona was very active in the winter transfer window and signed four players. They signed Adama Traore and Ferran Torres, two young Spanish talents from the Premier League this season.

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Moreover, they also signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Dani Alves on free transfers to bolster their ranks; Indeed, some pretty shrewd business from the club.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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