THE FIRST, LEO MESSI
The own goals, second best weapon of Ernesto Valverde's Barça in Champions
Published:24/10/2019 - 21:44h
Updated:24/10/2019 - 21:44h
The Champions League is the pending target of Ernesto Valverde's Barça, which aim is taken its toll on it. The catalans need a lot to score, and since the coach arrived, the own goals are their second best weapon
The FC Barcelona surpassed to the Slavia of Prague and did with the leadership of the Group F of the Champions, but is not at all satisfied with his performance in the Czech Republic. In spite of beginning the duel with good foot, the Catalans left carry and needed something of fortune to go out alive of the Sinobo Stadium, since the ones of house looked for the tie until the last sigh and near were to give a fright and start a tie.
Although the path of the team of Ernesto Valverde is almost flawless in the domestic competitions, twist notably in Europe, where in the last times has taken out more split to base of job and know live in the wire that thanks to his good feelings. In LaLiga, the Glass of Rey and the Supercopa of Spain, even having some tropiezos, there is big memories, but in the international tournament, to the culés pursue them the unpleasant ghosts of Rome and Liverpool.
The historical series in the Camp Nou keeps the hopes to conquer another 'orejona', but far of him turn off all the lights. The Barcelona, accustomed to dominate to base of balloon and offensive football, go back fragile and imprecise, something that leaves them to favour of practically any opponent. The defence flojea and the attack dense, a question that show with absolute clarity the statistics.
Since the extremeño did charge of the bench, the goals in own are the second better arms the Barça in Champions, something that speaks well of his insistence and capacity of survival but does a lean favour to his forwards, denied when it arrives the hour of the truth. Luis Suárez is the greater exponent of this curse, especially to domicile, but is not the only that it has to struggle for recovering his best version.
After the 19 so many of Leo Messi, the rivals have commissioned to contribute seven more for the interests culés, and surpass the four that carry the name of the Uruguayan and other so many that has awarded Ousmane Dembélé. Peter Olayinka was the last of a list in which it aimed first Sebastián Coates, before they followed him Dimitrios Nikolaou, Jérémy Mathieu, Daniele Of Rossi, Kostas Manolas and Luke Shaw.
The stars of the Barça warn on the Champions
In these circumstances, the Barça has to apply after the warnings of his big stars if it wants to win again the Champions, a trophy that resists him from 2015. The own Messi warned does some months that it was necessary to improve a lot out of house to go back to aspire to the title, and Marc-André ter Stegen, that kept to his with life in the visit to Prague, admitted that the changing room has a lot that debate and reflexionar. What before attain to improve his feelings, better.