Soccer-Xavi has red-hot Barcelona primed for late-season run

  • Football
  • Thursday, 03 Mar 2022

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - LaLiga - FC Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao, Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2022 FC Barcelona's Luuk de Jong celebrates scoring their third goal with teammates REUTERS/Albert Gea

MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona fans are excited again as manager Xavi Hernandez's project to revitalise the club's fortunes is bearing fruit way before even the most optimistic supporter would have expected.

Unbeaten since their extra-time defeat to Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey on Jan. 20, they travel to face Elche in LaLiga on Sunday, looking for a fourth consecutive win in all competitions, having scored four in each of their last three games.

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