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Xavi begins to draw up the 'anti-Mbappé' plan for PSG-Barça

Published:22/03/2024 - 21:48h

Updated:22/03/2024 - 21:48h

There are still more than two weeks left for FC Barcelona to visit the Parc des Princes, but the coaching staff is beginning to evaluate alternatives to 'reduce' the effect that Kylian Mbappé could have on the tie.

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Kylian Mbappé Aims to be the key name of the eliminatory of the quarter-finals of the Champions League between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. Already in the eighth of final, against the Real Sociedad, turned into a player indescifrable for the defence and in this new phase of the competition wants to repeat the history. It is the big engine of the team of Luis Enrique and a footballer that, if it does not cover of perfect way, does party in the area. The culés know it very well after his 'hat-trick' in 2021.

The one of Bondy is the big player to take in account and the big quebradero of head for Xavi Hernández that, to fault of 20 days to visit the Park of the Princes, has taken out his blackboard to try find the formula that allow minizar the impact of the player of 25 years. With Mbappé 'desconectado', the Barça would have much less problems to the hour to brake a forward that, as little, is dark with Ousmane Dembélé and Bradley Barcola, in case that it arrive to the party after the 'fright' that has given in the last hours.

Mbappé, 'impossible' brake?

The champion of the world in 2018 is not a simple player to cover and, usually, requires of two marks to be able to brake him. The Barcelona are forced to deliver efforts and 'marry' with the idea that it is a footballer with too much mobility and that occupies too many efforts. In this season, Luis Enrique has positioned him in the majority of the occasions like a leading centre. It is not a '9' to the use, in no case, but yes an attacker that looks for, constamentemente, the dribbling and the finish of face to the rival arch.

Mbappé Leaves the band for Bradley Barcola, the left extreme 'official' of the PSG of Luis Enrique, and is used to to situate in the corridor remains between the side and head office of the rival team. It is where more danger generates and more quebradero of heads produces because it forces to that produce a constant mark. Fixed to the central and, at the same time, requires the surveillance of the one who was of side, a factor that 'benefit' to Barcola. The Barça has to attack principalmenre this space and leave him the lower margin of possible action to Mbappé.

The defence of the Barça for 'cover' to Mbappé

During these days, since it remained defined the duel of chambers, have produced several analyses on the possibility that Ronald Araújo 'recover' his version like right side, position in which it has played in the parties against the Real Madrid to try brake to Vinicius Jr. In the last Classical, of the Supercopa of Spain, remained very 'evidenciado' by part of the Brazilian and finish expelled. It is a very reliable piece in the one against one, but in a duel against the PSG all seems to indicate to that will keep the position.

Araújo Will not move of the axis of the defence, probably situating in the right side 'hover' of Jules Koundé that it will have to be slope so much of Mbappé as of Barcola and that will need the 'reinforcements' of the interiors and the one who position like extreme in this band. The two will be the attendants to cover this corridor that will occupy the Parisian attacker. Pau Cubarsí will split as 'invited' in the crash, because it aims to add his second titularity been still in the Champions League.

Mbappé, the 'goleador' absolute

The footballer of 25 years crosses a moment very good to level goleador, although in these last weeks has been 'conditioned' by Luis Enrique that it did not leave him add ninety minutes in four consecutive parties. Before the stop, added a 'hat-trick' against the Montpellier, more an assistance, and in what it goes of season accumulates 38 targets and eight assistances in 37 clashes between all the competitions. Has an average of participation in goals each 65 minutes.

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