NO GOAL OF DEFENSES OR MIDFIELDERS
The curious stat of Barça in Champions: Only their strikers scored a goal
Published:14/12/2019 - 15:12h
Updated:14/12/2019 - 15:12h
FC Barcelona, despite finishing the group stage of the Champions League, must still improve many things for the knockout rounds. Only the strikers have celebrated goals in Europe and midfielders and defenders have not yet scored
The FC Barcelona closed this week the phase of groups of the Champions League with a big triumph in Giuseppe Meazza in front of the Inter of Milan. The culés, that certified his pass to eighth like first of group in front of the Dortmund two weeks before, won to the 'neroazzurro' and left them out of the League of Champions. For this, Ernesto Valverde threw of the less usual and took out an eleven unpublished.
Carles Pérez, Moussa Wagué, Todibo, Ansu Fati or Carles Aleñá were decisive for the victory blaugrana by 1-2. Carles and Ansu were precisely the authors of the so many barcelonistas in front of the Inter. The two goals of the canteranos meant the eighth and the ninth of the Barcelona in Champions this course. Curiously, of the 9 targets that carries the Barça in Europe, all have been work of his forwards.
Luis Suárez has annotated three (two in front of the Inter in the gone and another in front of the Borussia Dortmund in the turn), Leo Messi marked two ( Slavia in the gone and Dortmund in the turn) and Griezmann (Borussia), Carles Pérez and Ansu contribute a so much each one. All the attackers culés have wetted in Europe and that is a tremendously positive news for the Barça, since good part of the success in the competition will depend on his contribution.
But, in spite of this, also is worrisome that any of the midfield players of the team have been able to mark. Frenkie Of Jong, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal and Arthur Melo are footballers with arrival that would have to contribute more than face to door. In League, the Croat is the only that has not annotated, but also is the one who less opportunities had had until does scarce weeks.
To win the League of Champions no only will do fault that the forwards surrender and mark. There will be days that the attackers are not fine and that they have to appear other players. Here it is when they will have to give the face Of Jong, Arthur, Rakitic and company. Also the defences would have to contribute some goal to unemployed balloon, since have capacity for this. The height of Hammered and Lenglet, that are used to to play it all, would have to be decisive more often in lateral faults or kickoffs of corner.
To the Real Madrid happens him all the contrary
Comparing it, for example, with the Real Madrid, of the 14 goals that marked the whites in Champions, two were of Sergio Bouquets, one of Luka Modric, one of Casemiro another of Toni Kroos, four of Rodrygo, one of Vinicius and four of Karim Benzema. In total three forwards, three midfield players and a defence marked for the merengues in Europe. This is to what would have to aspire the Barça of face to the eighth and to the following European rounds.