BUSQUETS WAS THE ONLY APPRECIATED
Barça, eighth Champions without sanctions
Published:11/12/2019 - 13:02h
Updated:11/12/2019 - 14:34h
FC Barcelona managed to move to the knockout stages of the Champions League without any sanctioned footballer, so Ernesto Valverde could only have casualties by penalty for the next round
The FC Barcelona presented this Tuesday in Giuseppe Meazza without pressure and with the calm to having done the duties in the five first days of Champions League to ensure mathematically his classification for eighth of final like first of group, what means that the culés will confront to a second in February, avoiding rivals like the Liverpool, the Juventus or the Manchester City.
Against the Inter of Milan, excepting some hypothetical injury that had been able to produce, the only risk that ran the FC Barcelona were the two yellow that accumulated Sergio Busquets. In case to having seen a yellow cardboard against the Italians, the mediocentro of Badía had lost the party of gone of the eighth of final.
Nevertheless, the Txingurri wanted to cure in health and avoid unnecessary risks with the second captain of the FC Barcelona, that was acting and did not play neither an alone minute in earths lombardas. In this way, the Catalan ensures his presence in the first party of the following round, although it is necessary to remember that there is not clean of yellow after the phase of groups.
This means that Sergio Busquets keeps the two yellow and, in case to see another, will be sanctioned for fulfilling cycle, being Nélson Semedo -that it was low against the Inter of Milan by a muscular injury- in the same situation that the one of Badia. This yes, after arriving to semifinals, will clean the cautions and no longer there will be more sanctions by accumulation.
It is necessary to remember that Antoine Griezmann, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal, Sergi Roberto, Leo Messi, Jordi Alba, Junior Firpo, Clément Lenglet and Ousmane Dembélé accumulate a yellow card and are to two of the suspension. Gerard Hammered already fulfilled his first cycle of yellow, could not play in the fifth day against the Borussia Dortmund and will arrive to eighth entirely clean.
The Barça, waiting for knowing to his possible rival
By the moment, the FC Barcelona already knows to four of his possible rivals of face to the round of eighth of final of the Champions League: Chelsea, the Olympique of Lyon, the Naples and the Tottenham Hotspur of José Mourinho. After the day of this Wednesday, the culés will have the complete list of his possible rival.