Julen Lopetegui’s fate is now, literally, in the hands of Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates as the Real Madrid’s Boss pure run of results sees him near the exit.
Lopetegui has the noose around his neck at the Santiago Bernabeu with President Florentino Perez is like wise feeling the pressure, after all his decisions in the summer plunged the club, per Marco Ruiz [AS].
Real have two games coming up against Levante and Viktoria Plzen which, on paper, should be straightforward and can serve to give the under-fire coach some breathing space. However, a bad defeat at the Camp Nou could well signal the end for him, Ruiz wrote in an article.
Barcelona host the first-leg of La Liga’s El Clasico this season and with Lionel Messi perfectly orchestrating this Catalan side; he has 6 goals in 8 Liga matches, Julen can start packing his stuff.