A LOT OF POSSESSION AND LITTLE DEPTH
The least dangerous Barça of the season touched the ridiculous in Ibiza
Published:22/01/2020 - 21:49h
Updated:22/01/2020 - 21:50h
FC Barcelona completed one of its worst games in a long time in Ibiza. In the second part the Catalans improved and were able to overcome, but the first was a disaster in which the Sethien did not even knock on the door
The FC Barcelona showed his worst expensive in long in Ibiza, especially in the first part. The culés sinned of what always has criticised him to Quique Setién and did a fruitless exercise of possession without depth. In the second part, the tiredness of the players ibicencos helped to that the blaugrana approximated with more danger and could trace back, but in the first time the barcelonistas not even threw between the three sticks.
In the first 45 minutes, the offensive summary of the Catalans resumió in a far shot of Ivan Rakitic that was very diverted. The Barça had the balloon practically at all times, but did not know what do with him. The footballers touched and touched and bumped one and again against the defence 'pitiusa', that lived tremendously calm in his field. Only some started of Ansu Fati did that the venues doubted something, but neither by those doubted of his options.
After the so much of the Ibiza, the Barcelona had to swim to contracorriente against a team very very placed and with the very clear ideas. Without the desborde of Leo Messi, to the that the Barça threw more than less than ever, the culés did not have neither depth, neither verticality neither danger. After a horizontal pass after another and saving by a hair's breadth to fit the 2-0, the barcelonistas arrived to the rest losing and with the feeling to be doing the ridiculous.
After the resumption, the Barcelonan group did not improve too much his provision and only the tiredness of the players of the Ibiza did that the blaugrana found with more spaces. Frenkie Of Jong found a crack in the defence 'pitiusa' and found to Antoine Griezmann with a big pass so that the French empatase to one in the 72. With little less than 20 minutes for the end, the culés had to culminate a traced back that in occasions seemed impossible.
In spite of the need for winning before the extention, the Barça did not create big opportunities and, in fact, the goalkeeper ibicenco went of the crash without stopping an alone balloon. The second shot to door of the Barcelona was the 1-2 with a big definition of Griezmann, that saved to his after a good pass of Jordi Alba and a big his career. At the end, the barcelonistas saved by a hair's breadth, but the feelings that left could not be worse.
The possession does not serve without verticality and intention
Against the Granada there were some criticisms by the fault of depth having more than 80% of the possession of the ball, but against the Ibiza was a lot of worse. Without Messi, the sewings of this Barça were much more evident and neither helped that Setién decided desproteger his defence with the 3-4-3 that took out. The extremes no desbordaron, the means were not vertical and Griezmann only appeared in the goals. The best was the victory, but playing like this seems complicated that the culés win to an important rival.