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Romeu, substitute? Xavi plans to continue his plan with Gündogan as pivot

Published:2/10/2023 - 22:43h

Updated:3/10/2023 - 08:23h

Xavi Hernández is plucking the daisy leaves to decide the line-up he will bet on against Porto. The midfielder, with Oriol Romeu and Ílkay Gündogan, generates a lot of uncertainty

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The FC Barcelona visits to the Port wine this Wednesday for the dispute of the second day of the phase of groups of the Champions League, from the 21:00 hours (9:00 PM, CEST), and are many the doubts that exist regarding the eleven that eligirá Xavi Hernández to try keep the leadership of his group. The presence of Ronald Araújo or is not one of the big incógnitas, but also who will be the attendant to split like the mediocentro of the team.

It does not be necessary to overlook two appearances. Oriol Romeu has lost his quality of indisputable in the XI in these last parties and, without going further, remained in the bench in the debut in the League of Champions. It went in in the second part, but has gone on line irregular in these last weeks, until the point that the trainer egarense has been testing new alternatives for his mediocentro, with Ílkay Gündogan like big leading.

This derives to the second point. The midfield player Teutonic, that is being indisputable in this start of season,p artió like pivote in the last party of the Barça, against the Seville, and left a very complete performance that have carried to the of Terrassa to pose the possibility to leave him in this position. Especially when it went in Fermín López, left a very good image and turned into the 'boss' of the room of Barcelona machines.

The doubts of Xavi with Gündogan and Oriol Romeu

They are profiles very different and this forces to Xavi to have to put the two options on the table. According to an information of the journalist Javier Miguel, still has not taken the definite decision on who will be the player that appear like mediocentro in front of the Port wine, in Do Dragao. It exists the possibility that it was Gündogan, so that they accompany him Gavi and Fermín like interiors, as it already happened in front of the Seville.

However, also it is necessary to take in account that the ex of the Manchester City has not rested in the absolute in the last parties. Since it was acting in front of the Real Betis (went in in the second half and played 26 minutes), has contested it absolutely everything. It completed, of consecutive way, the parties in front of Royal Amberes, Real Celtic Club, RCD Mallorca and, finally, Seville. In all played the 90 minutes and if it treated of a less demanding party, would be logical that rested this week, but in Champions League can not fiarse. Xavi has he.

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