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Setién left Griezmann out: 120 million on the bench

Published:14/08/2020 - 21:22h

Updated:14/08/2020 - 21:22h

In the duel of chambers of the Champions League in front of the Bayern Munich, Quique Setién left in the bench to Antoine Griezmann to reinforce the centre of the field

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During the previous days to the party of quarter-finals of Champions League that the FC Barcelona played against the Bayern of Munich, in 'FCBN' warn about the intentions of Quique Setién, that were not other that do without Antoine Griezmann in the eleven initial to reinforce the centre of the field in a change of system to contain the potential of the Bavarians: of the 4-3-3 usual, happened to the 4-4-2.

Finally, the technician santanderino fulfilled with the informations advanced in this same media and bet by an eleven in front of the Bayern of Munich a so much more conservative that against the Naples. In the goal and in the defence there were not changes, but yes in the centre of the field: they went in Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal and kept Sergi Roberto and Frenkie of Jong.

As we already have said, the big sacrificed was Antoine Griezmann that neither had his day in the party of eighth of final against the Naples. As always, the French worked in defence and encouraged , but his little tarpaulin went back to mark a grey performance. Maybe that was one of the reasons by which to Quique Setién did not hurt him so much dispense of the Frenchman to arm a centre of the most populated field.

The idea of the Cantabrian trainer planting to four men in the centre of the field went framed in two aims. The first was to treat to have more command of the party in front of a rival, the Bayern of Munich, to the that also likes him have a lot the balloon so much to attack as to defend . With four players in the medullary in place of three, Quique Setién treated to generate numerical superiority in the medullary to argue this command.

The second aim of this system was the role of Leo Messi. With more midfield players, Quique Setién had the intention of descolgar to the Argentinian star further up to free him of his usual tasks of creation to centre more in the ending. Something that carried working in the previous weeks to the party with the aim to take out the maximum performance of the captain culé.

Antoine Griezmann, without continuity

Antoine Griezmann has achieved to be the third maximum goleador of the FC Barcelona in the present season, but the feelings that gives on the terrain of game are not the ones to have a big influence in the game. Parties like the one of the Naples do that his role in the team was more fragile and that, in case to bet by a more conservative system, he was the sacrificed.

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