Can FC Barcelona Cope Without Lionel Messi?

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From the moment Lionel Messi scored his first goal for FC Barcelona in May, 2005 against Albacete in Camp Nou, he has been nothing but amazing charting his own course towards becoming a legend, dazzling the world with his unique attacking in goal scoring, dribbling and excellent passing and also winning trophies, winning individual awards and breaking records year in year out. His calm and leadership qualities is also second to none.

Within the past 10 years the team has been built around him and he hasn't failed football lovers. But they are dependent on him and his absence through injuries is never good news. He dictates the pace of the game even more than the midfielders and his absence usually makes FC Barcelona look ordinary and lacking creativity. They have played 3 matches in La Liga without him and they have struggled. Losing their first match, which is the first time in 11 years that they are experiencing such defeat, winning their second match at home and drawing their third match away.

Against top teams, they may likely lose and if Messi has injury woes, it may likely affect their title ambitions. If they are struggle now, will they actually survive without him, or will they be like Real Madrid of last season? 

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Folorunsho Oluwatomiyosi Gloria - 2019-09-11 10:13:14

I don’t think so, because over the few days and the few matches they have played without Messi, it has been a bad and low turnout. But when he is available, the confidence and courage tends to boost up and players play normal. But right now they are confused without him

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Francis Ekezie - 2019-09-11 10:26:27

No no no, I don't think Barcelona FC can cope without  lionel messi . This guy is something else on the field of play and can take up to five defenders to himself without minding how huge they are. 

Several times he have saved Barcelona FC from being beaten.they can be down with 2:0 but if he comes in from the bench, he would turn the table around and the game would end up as 3:2 in favour of Barcelona FC. 

Messi is a true legend and can never be replaced in Barcelona FC. Once he's gone,  FC Barcelona would start declining gradually; unless they find like three prolific striker's that can replace him in that upfront in other to at least manage his absence because he is irreplaceable any time anyday. 

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By David Akwe - 2019-09-11 10:32:54

Barcelona will struggle to replace Lionel Messi because such player can't be replaced in any team.he is every reason behind the success of Barcelona you can see that whenever he plays when he doesn't. But I think Barcelona are already building for the future with the likes of dembele, Anthony grizeman,de Jong and the rest

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Alalade Taiwo - 2019-09-11 10:55:43

Obviously, Barca would not be able to cope without Messi. if you check their match records, How many match were they able to win without messi? Most of their match played without him were lost. Reason being thet the team was build on Messi. it will take them time and if possible they change their parttern of play.

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Bajepade Sodam olanrewaju - 2019-09-11 10:59:21

Although he has saved Barcelona many times.I think they will adapt in time because of their transfer activities this summer.They have superstars like dembele,Suarez,de jong and of course griezmann.They will surely be ahead of real Madrid even without messi.

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Isaac Olalere - 2019-09-11 11:55:17

Well the club can cope without messi but not as good as with Messi inclusive. Messi is a player that gives his entire team mates a driving momentum. His absence is always felt in any of the barcelona's matches so the team can cope without messi I'm not just sure how well they can.

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Emmanuel Obasi - 2019-09-11 12:29:09

I don’t think so, because over the few days and the few matches they have played without Messi, it has been a bad and low turnout. But when he is available, the confidence and courage tends to boost up and players play normal. But right now they are confused without him

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By PETER MMADUEKE - 2019-09-11 15:11:03

Barcelona without Messi is messiless,the team will suffer huge setbacks especially with their performance,but they still have great players in the likes of Suarez,Osman Dembele and many star players and youngsters in their academy who are very skillful with their play,just like Messi.

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Ikima D. Mayor - 2019-09-11 15:21:47

When Christian Ronaldo wanted to leave Real Madrid, the entire Laliga body bosted of it's clubs been above a single player. We all know how Madrid are suffering it now. Messi leaving Barca now will be very dan gerous for the club. This is a player has at least 3 openent players marking him when he is playing therefore, making it appear like a minus for oppenent clubs during matches. NO is my answer to that question.

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Uwo Covenant - 2019-09-11 15:23:20

I for one don't actually think they can cope without messi. They would be heading for their worst form yet. Surely without him it will be hard but in a few years to come after adapting they will bounce back stronger.

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Olabode Oludapo - 2019-09-11 15:25:03

Well I think that Messi is still the carrier of this Barcelona team and Barca could cope in his absence but that could take a while as we can see what has happened this season when he hasn't played for the Catalan club.

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Adisa Olamilekan - 2019-09-11 15:28:23

Lionel Messi  is  an active and a key player in Barcelona so the club Can't coupe without Messi because he is the major player in Barcelona, Barcelona have not got another player that can did the way Messi did at that number 10 position which he plays.

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By TOCHUKWU KINGSLEY OKOYE - 2019-09-11 15:30:28

Manchester United after Ronaldo left felt his absence and struggled to replace him till date. Real Madrid without Ronaldo is still causing big problem for the team currently. Barcelona without mercy definitely won't be a good thing at. Look at his goal rate, work rate and leadership abilities. Take that away from any team and they will struggle and suffer for the void his absence creates 

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Famutimi Olayinka - 2019-09-11 15:43:08

It would be hard to find a replacement but surely they can cope without him but it would take a while to get used to him not changing the games for them but i think with the introduction of new players barcelona will be just fine

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Anifowoshe Abdul Oladimeji - 2019-09-11 15:49:56

From my perspective. It will be difficult for barca to cop without messi not been in the squad.. We can see example of real Madrid,Chelsea,man utd and others...

It gonna probably take them time to adjust to the new play set.

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Chukwuemeka Ekelaka - 2019-09-11 15:53:31

I don't see them really doing much, Lionel Messi is their biggest asset and as such when he isn't there it really affects the team and in the long run they should learn to build their team without Messi, the team is so so dependent on Messi and as such when he isn't there it really affects the team. So if Messi didn't come back fast it will really affect them drastically. 

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Adebayo Olagbaiye - 2019-09-11 15:53:46

Lionel messi is regarded as the greatest player of all time for a reason.  He is one of a kind. This has led to Barcelona's over dependence on him. If he leaves, it will take a really long time before Barcelona can adapt to life without him. Just a few weeks of injury and they are in shambles already. 

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Adekoya Ayomide - 2019-09-11 15:55:32

I dont think FC Barcelona can really cope without messi. Messi has been their main man since he joined them and i don't think they will wanna let him go like that. He is a man that changes the game of a club and brings victory.

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Isaac Avwerosuoghene - 2019-09-11 16:04:48

Messi is a talented players,won the best player of the year through four times,Barcelona have stugggles over the year without Messi but with the help of squares and talented player I think they can do better without Messi.

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Victor Oladele - 2019-09-11 16:14:08

I have watched Messi matches over time and what i can see is that some other good players have complemented him on the field of play. The likes of Xavi and Iniesta. I think Messi's leaving would be a challende to the team as they would need to focus on fielding a very good attacker for subsequent games

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Jesse Pianwi - 2019-09-11 16:20:12

To be sincere guys Barcelona are just struggling they've just put their game around Messi and now its really getting to them. I'm a Barcelona fan and it hurts but I believe with time Barcelona will be able to play without Messi it'll be hard but they'll get there.

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Ukpai Augustine Chinedu - 2019-09-11 16:35:21

Fc Barcelonia can cope without messing, they were doing well before he came to the club with likes of eto'o and ronaldinho, just that it will take sometime before they adapt because they are already used to his creative style of play just like what happen to real Madrid when Ronaldo left.

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Chimaobi Johnson - 2019-09-11 16:40:24

Well it will be difficult but i think with a couple of time dey will improve because Messi is like two players before dey can do that they need to be winning matches and playing well without Messi and avoid relying on him in all circumstances 

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Uche Emmanuel Kelechukwu - 2019-09-11 16:42:27

Even with Messi, sometimes they are weak, their main problem now is, they don't have a good manager, Barcelona have a decent squad apart from messi, even they can get a good tactical coach, they can win any team without Messi

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By John Anthony - 2019-09-11 16:44:47

Lionel Messi has been the centre of attraction in Barcelona FC. He never disappoints. Even in the midst of difficulty, he would still try to create a chance. Barcelona as a team is wonderful but speak of Lionel Messi, he's a demigod. Without this singular man, Barcelona will suffer a huge blow!

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Winner Edobor - 2019-09-11 17:18:55

It has been a low and bad turnout for Barcelona for few matchs played without messi.

To me I don't  think so, Lionel messi is a legend winning 5 Ballon d' Or and cannot  be replace in Barcelona Fc.

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Marvellous Olatunbosun - 2019-09-11 17:26:17

Well, apparently it's a two way thing. We can't be so sure about it until it happens but with recent occurrences, we can all see they're going nowhere without Messi but with the coming in of  Griezmann and a possible return of Neymar, they might be all good!

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Gbenga Nelson - 2019-09-11 17:45:27

I don't think Barcelona FC can cope without  lionel messi . This guy is something else on the field of play and can take up to five defenders to himself without minding how huge they are. 

Several times he have saved Barcelona FC from being beaten.they can be down with 2:0 but if he comes in from the bench, he would turn the table around and the game would end up as 3:2 in favour of Barcelona FC

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Adekunle Noheem - 2019-09-11 17:53:56

Barcelona can't cope without Messi, I have notice this since, whenever Messi have injury and they are playing with big teams. Barcelona always loose, reason is that all the players even the coach himself always based on Messi more than other players.

The coach should try and build confidence in other players, the fans can also support in this situation by building confidence in other players, this would help in the successful of the team at large.

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Anthony Onwuka - 2019-09-11 19:38:16

If Messi leaves Barcelona they definitely will struggle but it's clear they are currently preparing for life without him with their new signings. They definitely will suffer to cope but it's a price they have to pay 

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By kelly Jude - 2019-09-11 20:42:51

Fc of Barcelona can't cope without messing

Because messi is a good player

Any match that he did participate on

Eventually barca is gonna lose the match

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Olabanji Labile - 2019-09-11 20:47:26

It has been proven in several occasions that Barcelona is dependent on Messi looking at their form this season picking up 4points in 3games and also last season Messi played 49games scoring 51goals and creating 18 assists. It obvious with the stat and barca present form, they can't cope without  magical Messi.

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Omoyele Peter - 2019-09-11 21:16:02

When you have a unique in a particular team, it shows when such player is absent too because he deliver in a special and unique on the pitch and that's what actually is happening to FC Barcelona.

Buying players that will play like him is just zero because every player have its style of play but for Leo style of play its very rare to see such.

A player who can distribute, dribble, and also score goals when  needed. None can have the 3 attributes.

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Emmanuel Azu - 2019-09-11 21:34:30

Although the present of Messi Bost the morale of the Barcelona players and the Messi contribute a lot for the success of the his team, but without Messi the team Will move forward probably do well and still reach goal they aim to reach

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Favour Olajide - 2019-09-11 21:39:28

No. I don't think so. Lionel Messi has been a great pillar for Barcelona. Any game played without him always turns out to be dull and at times, void.  

I think Barcelona can't do without him cause whenever he's Inn he Pitch, other players have a very high morale which will lead them into a better performance. 

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Michael Eboh - 2019-09-11 21:50:13

While others are on the opinion that FC Barcelona can't be without Messi, I am of the view that nobody is indispensible. More younger and tarlented players are springing up while old layers are fading away. History must move on with introducing the life and times of every living creature. Time will tell.

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Odinaka Duru - 2019-09-11 22:30:25

Obviously hell no Messi is Barcelona Barcelona is Messi excluding the head from the team means that the team can play without sense and the sense is found in the head so everything that goes around in Barcelona is all about missing and they need him back at all cost

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Shittu Ridwan - 2019-09-11 22:35:15

I don't think that Barcelona can top the table without messi played any matches with the team,because messi on his own also serve as team because all others player having the fear of him.messi is the pillar of the team 

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Adaranijo Muhammad Toha - 2019-09-12 01:15:03

I really don't think barca can cope or even bag trophies without messi in the team. Lionel messi has been the one saving his team every time they seems to need help the most, he has done the undone, break so many records for his team, bagged many trophies for them. Even barca don't seems to play well most time messi isn't in the match, they only perform more better when messi is with them.. So it's obvious Barcelona can't cope without Lionel Messi 

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Emmanuel Jacob - 2019-09-12 01:30:52

I have always thought of that too

That Barcelona will never play like the Barcelona they were without Messi no matter whom they signed

Because the team has been built around Messi all this while so it will be pretty much difficult for Barca to regain themselves if Messi leaves

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Ibrahim Oluwaseyi - 2019-09-12 02:48:55

Well there was one's a life at fc Barcelona without Messi and as long as we Barcelona fans hate to admit or even think of it, there will be a life a without him. What Will need is post messi preparation, nothing can hit you with surprise when you have already prepared for it, i just feel like we have been so dependent on him (messi) for so long we don't even know what is like without him on the pitch. 

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Sodeeq Nurain - 2019-09-12 03:37:50

Wow, this is good debate , I don't think Barcelona can cope without Lionel Messi,  it take average of the team anytime he was on pitch, the creativity, experience and playing techniques, 

I hope Bacerlona to let him stay or else they would not be in the race for this season even champions League 

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Abdulmaleek Habib - 2019-09-12 04:06:12

They eventually will, but is going to take time to adjust and have a new  mentality. Just take a look at real Madrid and see how they've been struggling for a new system,  and I guess that explains the desperate urge to sign neymer back to their squad at least to reduce their supposed lost creativity level on the pitch and reduce fans pressure. 

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Afolabi Kehinde - 2019-09-12 05:01:26

Sincerely, I don't think so, it's very evident, most times barca play without Messi, they always find it tough to win games, Messi presence on the pitch is a threat to opposition teams alone, he brings this touch of brilliance, excellence into the game, barca struggling without Messi is actually down to the manager, barca over the years have been heavily reliant on Messi, he needs to change that, they signed quality players in the transfer window likewise making an unwise decision letting coutinho leave for Bayern, the manager needs to integrate a philosophy in the team that will limit the Messi factor

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Olukunle Temidayo - 2019-09-12 06:32:55

It is very obvious that Fc Barvelona can not cope without messing on the field of play because it really seems like their whole football at Barca has been solely placed in the Argentine and when he's injured they find it hard to play and win a match

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Oletu Cornelius - 2019-09-12 06:50:25

It look difficult to imagine a Barcelona without Messi. I think of it a lot times because Barca has build the team around Messi so it really look impossible but that's what big teams does all the time. If Messi leaves today or an injury take him out, Barca will continue only that that may struggle for a time. It will never be the end of the team. People are just jealous of Messi being a one man team but don't forget there are many one club men in other team. Barca have lost game in his absence but if that is the criteria then Barca will be dead when he retires, not matter what, they will overcome it will only take time.

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Pascal Ohanma - 2019-09-12 07:21:34

There is no gain saying the fact Messi is Barcelona and Barcelona is built around Messi. His departure will definitely affect Barça for one or two years and there after, life goes on. 

Lampard and Terry left Chelsea of course the club suffered but has been rebuilt and is still rebuilding. The problem of leadership has always been lack of thought for successor. 

Barça should do that now

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Tomiwa olousolape Oyegoke - 2019-09-12 09:02:28

Wow, this is quite sudden and not entirely expected. This is going to be a new thing for Barcelona and most fans rooting for Messi are going to want to switch clubs. Well I think him leaving can also leave room for someone else in the team to come into the spotlight. 

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Oloniyo Moses - 2019-09-12 09:19:41

Messi plays a highly significant role in Barcelona team,  the forward  is ok any time Messi plays,  but if he's absent in any match, victory is not  guaranteed.  So,  without  Messi in the team,  there might be confusion  and that will always  lead to defeat,   no doubt. 

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Can FC Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? - By Precious idisi - 2019-09-12 09:25:43

Messi is a true legend and the main footballer in Barcelona. Barcelona also have some other good players, so I think they will do just fine without messi. the rest of the players just needs to be deticated to their team.

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