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Kylian Mbappé, missing, frustrated and 'erased' from the map by a great Jules Koundé

Published:10/04/2024 - 23:43h

Updated:11/04/2024 - 12:54h

FC Barcelona found the formula to minimize Kylian Mbappé who, apart from a few flashes at the beginning of the second half, went unnoticed in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals

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One of the big challenges that had the FC Barcelona to plant in Paris, in the gone of the quarter-finals of the Champions League, was to find the formula so that Kylian Mbappé was not decisive neither had reiterated occasions to plant face to face to Marc-André ter Stegen. The one of Bondy is, of far, one of the most frantic players and to the that easier does him break to the rival defence. This Wednesday, the Barcelona finish him neutralising in one of his greyer parties of the season.

The player of 25 years, that in the previous had warned to the Barça that did not go to "hide ", finish hid. Luis Enrique, that surprised with his approach including to Marco Asensio like false nine, threw him to the left band and were very few the occasions in which they could find him. Jules Koundé kept a big surveillance that avoided that it could receive with metres to run. And it was the key so that, especially in the first-half, the PSG did not have offensive presence.

Mbappé, without effect in the Park of the Princes

The one of Bondy, as always, finish 'strolling' by the forward in research of gaps to move ... But without answer neither forms to put in the party. The approach of the Asturian trainer did not help him, but neither he looked for to do with the leadership as in previous nights. More influence had Bradley Barcola, the one who ingresó in the second half to relieve to Asensio or Warren Zaïre-Emery that looked for 'desestabilizar' to the defence blaugrana, in addition to Dembélé.

Of Mbappé there were not news. Koundé, with supports of Ronald Araújo like Pau Cubarsí attained to neutralise him and go back him 'small' although it is one of the best footballers of the world. It finished with a finish, out of the three sticks, two shots blocked, only two duels terrestes livestocks (of ten) and 13 losses of balloon. It was not for nothing comfortable and is a lot of merit of a Barça that posed vigilanzas constant so that it did not receive quietly in any moment.

The Barça, forced to repeat the plan

The key so that 'finish' the eliminatory in the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Compannys 'raisin' for repeating the plan with the ex of the ACE Monaco. It will not be a simple task, because it is not a footballer any one, but Koundé, Cubarsí and Araújo have understood the task of ideal way. It remains less than a week and of there the options to fulfil the dream to classify to semifinals, something that between December and February seemed an authentic utopia.

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