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Barcelona make decision on sacking Ronald Koeman

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Koeman is under severe pressure at the Nou Camp as Barcelona’s issues off the pitch have been mirrored on it this season.

Barca are unbeaten in La Liga but have drawn three of their six games and sit in sixth, five points behind leaders Real Madrid with a game in hand.

The real cause for concern stems from the torrid start of Barcelona’s Champions League campaign.

Koeman has watched his side suffer back-to-back 3-0 defeats at the beginning of the group stage, first at home to Bayern Munich before away at Benfica.

After the humbling in Lisbon earlier this week, Koeman insisted he has his squad’s backing, which seems to be mutual in the boardroom for now.

According to Sport, Barcelona won’t sack the Dutchman before the trip to the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.

However, if the Blaugrana slump to defeat against Atletico, it will likely be the last game for which Koeman takes charge.

90min report Barcelona have already spent significant time reviewing Koeman’s position and considering potential replacements.

Club legend Xavi is said to be near the top of president Joan Laporta’s shortlist, but the Al Saad coach isn’t sure whether now is the right time amid somewhat of a crisis.

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