Season 1941-1942: Barca to descend to Second Division

Season 1941-1942: Barca to descend to Second Division
FC Barcelona had to play the game promotion in Chamartin to avoid relegation in 1942 (Photo: Clarion)

Few teams can boast of having played in Spain in the Primera Division since its inception in the season 1928-1929. Barça, Real Madrid and Athletic Club They are the ones who have succeeded, but nevertheless, All three have been on occasion and have been close to relegation. Today we'll talk about the time that the Catalans had to gamble against Real Murcia in party promotion season 1941-1942.

Murcia had a great season in Second division and they got into the promotion promotion. Meanwhile, the Barça He had made a very bad season and finished third last, being Hercules Y Real society teams that descended directly. The blaugrana added 19 points 26 journeys, with 8 victorias, 3 draws and 15 losses (Then victories totaled 2 points).


The match against Real Murcia, to make matters worse it was played at the stadium Chamartín of the Real Madrid, despite what may seem seeing the end result (5-1 for Barcelona), It was quite even. In fact, Murcia went ahead the minute 22 by mediation Huguet.

The Barça only was 4 minutes' virtually’ Second Division, what took Martin to tie the game at 26′. Break was reached with 2-1 for the Blaugrana would close the scoring, and in the second part, with three more goals in the last 15 minutes of play.

By the Barça They played that day: He looked, wide, Benito, Raich, Rosalench, Franco, Sospedra, ling, Martin, Balmanya and Valle.

Murcia formed with: Suarez, New, Sierra, Castro, Romeo, Neira, Vega, Rancel, Vilanova, Solé and Huguet.

The set culé, which he had curiously proclaimed champion Copa del Generalissimo just a week ago, He was saved by a whisker of decline. Something that today seems impossible given the economic potential of teams like Real Madrid Y Barcelona compared to the other teams in the Spanish League.

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