Watch: Xavi ecstatically celebrates Barcelona’s Clasico win in tunnel

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Xavi Hernandez head coach of Barcelona gestures during the La Liga Santander match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 20, 2022 in Madrid, Spain.

Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez embraced his players in the dressing room exuberantly following Barca’s El Clasico demolition at the Bernabeu.

A Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang brace along with Ferran Torres and Ronald Araujo goals ensured the Catalan giants recorded a shock 4-0 victory over Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid.

Barca have been searching for a resurgence following Lionel Messi’s summer departure. It appears another club legend could be the man to light the spark again at the Nou Camp from the dugout.

Experienced defender Gerard Pique tweeted after the drubbing: “We are back.” Since Xavi replaced Ronald Koeman at the helm four months ago, Barca have gone from strength to strength.

But dominating arch-rivals in their own backyard was undoubtedly the most eye-catching performance of his short successful reign to date.

Madrid are still very much in the driving seat at the top of the La Liga table meaning a league title probably remains off the cards this season. However, Barca will fancy their chances of Europa League glory with a quarter-final tie against Eintracht Frankfurt to look forward to next month.

“I’m not surprised about Xavi,” former Barca player Javier Saviola said about the Spaniard’s coaching expertise.

“We have to be patient with him, but I think he’s the right coach because he was born at the club, he has the Barca philosophy and he undoubtedly has everything to be able to succeed at Barcelona.”


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