GUARDIOLA REINVENTED IN BERNABÉU
Guardiola shows Setién the way: This is how Barça should play in the 'Clásico'
Published:27/02/2020 - 11:35h
Updated:27/02/2020 - 12:06h
Pep Guardiola beat Zidane in Madrid-City and showed Quique Setién what Barça should do to win at the Bernabéu on Sunday. The Catalan knew how to adapt to the game of whites to end up dominating in all facets
Pep Guardiola gave a master class more in his career this Wednesday in Santiago Bernabéu. The Catalan has given several in the stadium merengue along his career, but in this occasion was different and special. And it went it because the Catalan seems to have learnt to 'betray' in determinate phases of the crash in search of a greater end. In front of the Real Madrid of Zinedine Zidane did it in the first 45 minutes and the result finished being splendid.
The one of Santpedor showed him the way to Quique Setién, that was in the field seeing the meeting, and that it has to take notes of how play, win and dominate to the Madrilenian in his stadium. Guardiola Was less Guardiola that never in the first part and went out to the Bernabéu thinking more in incomodar to the rival that in playing. The technician 'cityzen' knew that the merengues went to go out to presionar up and contraatacó doing exactly the same, but to his way. It protected his defence, knew to cover well the spaces backwards and did the necessary not to suffer in front of the bullying madridista.
The ex Barcelona decided to go out with Gabriel Jesus in place of with the Kun Agüero and planted to the Brazilian in left band from the start (right of the Madrid). Dani Carvajal Seemed the feeblest link of the white defence and Pep wanted to attack by here. The ex of the Palmeiras was an extreme more and went up and went down the band while it bit up. Bernardo Silva and Kevin of Bruyne exerted of forwards and covered the exit of balloon of the ones of Zidane.
Guardiola Decided to put him always to Bouquets to a man when it tried to go out playing and gave him more freedom to a Varane that does not be used to to be so effective like the one of Beds when it takes it out played. The Madrid had more the ball that the City in the first 45 minutes, but only had a double occasion of goal, the head butt of Benzema and the rebound that failed Vinicius. Further of this action, the merengues were inofensivos by the tactical mastery of the rival technician.
The City had a pair of opportunities of goal to annotate in the first part, but Courtois saved to his team and arrived to the rest with tie to at all. But Guardiola had it everything under control and after the go through the changing rooms his team transformed to take advantage of the tiredness of the merengues. The Madrid no longer went out so up to presionar and Pep took advantage of this to change the tactical disposal and do master and gentleman of the crash and of the ball.
Guardiola Went back to be Guardiola after the rest
Gabriel Jesus left the band and planted in tip, whereas Of Bruyne put in the mediapunta for amargarle the night to the madridistas. Although Isco marked by an error in defence of the City, the English had occasions to annotate and at the end attained to give him the turn to the marker. The second half was totally of the ones of Manchester, that went back to be recognizable and commanded as they are used to to do in all the parties.
Setién Always wants the balloon and has said thousands of times that does not know neither wants to play of another way, but would have to take example with this City of Guardiola. The Catalan knew to counter the virtues of the Madrid, tired to the whites during 45 minutes and when it had to do it changed the idea, dominated and won. In the Classical, the Madrid will go out to presionar just as it did against the City, something that the trainer culé will have to take into account in his plan of meeting.
The barcelonistas have to take care backwards, the same that did the 'cityzens', still to risk to lose the ball in determinate phases of the party. If the Barcelona does not protect backwards and takes care the exit of balloon, could have a bad time with the so advanced pressure that will do the Madrilenian. Pep taught this Wednesday that perhaps, suits to protect before attacking and look for the victory. Besides, the one of the City does not have to Leo Messi, that is able to win the alone party although the ball was of the Madrid.