New era to bring hope but no quick fix for Barcelona and Messi

Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi gestures during their Uefa Champions League Group G match against Juventus on October 28, 2020 at the Juventus stadium in Turin.

Photo credit: Marco Bertorello | AFP

What you need to know:

  • By the end, Bartomeu's divisive regime had soured everything at Barca, his relationship with key players shot.
  • It was possible even to detect a sense of liberation in their performance, a team suddenly given a point to prove.
  • A new president will promise innovation and bring hope.

Madrid, Spain

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