Ivan Rakitic in the party against the Naples with Insigne

THE PARTY FINISHED IN TIE TO ONE

The worrying fact that Barça presented in the Champions League

Published:10/03/2020 - 19:59h

Updated:10/03/2020 - 22:41h

The FC Barcelona empató (1-1) in Saint Paolo against the Naples and did it presenting the alignment of greater age of the Champions League. A true basic problem

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The FC Barcelona played, to finals of the month of February, the party of gone of the eighth of final of the Champions League in Saint Paolo against the Naples,​ harvesting a tie (1-1) valuable of face to the party of turn. In spite of that the result was positive, the image of the team of Quique Setién did not finish to convince and, in fact, if José Alley had had puntería had been able to consummate the defeat.

In addition to having left of Italian earths with hardly a shot to favourable door (the one of the goal), the FC Barcelona presented another worrisome statistics. The eleven men chosen by Setién to play of start turned into the alignment with the average of age higher (28,3) of all the presented in the parties of gone of eighth of the League of Champions.

Quique Setién jumped in Saint Paolo with Marc-André ter Stegen (27 years), Nélson Semedo (26), Gerard Hammered (33), Samuel Umtiti (26), Junior Firpo (23); Sergio Busquets (31), Ivan Rakitic (32 now, 31 in the moment of the party), Frenkie of Jong (22), Arturo Vidal (32); Leo Messi (32) and Antoine Griezmann (28). A team that surpassed the average of age of the others 15 teams that played in said round.

Besides, the FC Barcelona presented the eleven with more treintañeros of the eighth of Champions, ranging to Sergio Busquets, Gerard Hammered, Ivan Rakitic, Leo Messi and Arturo Vidal. It is necessary to do special quotation to Paris Saint-Germain and to the own Naples, that went the two teams that follow to the Barça in this statistics with an average of 28,2 years of half age.

A relief generacional that does not arrive

The FC Barcelona carries more than a decade playing practically with the same vertebral column, formed by Gerard Hammered, Sergio Busquets and Leo Messi. Besides, several key players and 'heavy weights' of the changing room like Jordi Alba, Luis Suárez or Ivan Rakitic also surpass the treintena. The worst of everything is that, in spite of that the results do not arrive in Europe, the team does not change this base.

The Barça carries several years hitting it in Champions League against Liverpool, Rome, Juventus or Athletic of Madrid and, from this first failure against the team colchonero already have happened four years. With this, the age of the cracks of the staff also has gone up, mermando his physical and competitive capacities. In spite of the arrival of some young players, the 'intocables' keep on being a generation of age more advanced that the club still has not achieved to renew.

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