The players of the Barça celebrating the goal of Ferran Torres against the Athletic


In San Mamés, Barça had plenty of punch and lacked football

Published:21/01/2022 - 02:35h

Updated:21/01/2022 - 02:35h

Qualifier for reflection at FC Barcelona, after a match at San Mamés in which the team was grayer than expected. Many changes are necessary, but the problem seems to be much deeper

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To the FC Barcelona has accused him in this season that it is missing him a lot of goal. And there is not at all truer. In all the course, the Barcelona team has annotated 31 goals in League, two in Champions, four in Glass of Rey and two in the Supercopa of Spain; 43 so many in 29 clashes contested to date and a worrisome average of 1,4 goals by crossing that is, definitively, alejadísima of the statistics of previous years.

In spite of these figures, can not deny that the Barça has 'struggled' for approaching to the area and that tries, in the majority of parties, plant him expensive to the rivals. The problem, in a lot of cases, is that the no complete team the played or remains 'slept' in the last metres. Proof of this, the parties of the phase of groups of the Champions League against the Bayern or Benfica of gone. The team finish both parties without finish to the three sticks.

It has been an alarming situation and, although it has not repeated such cual, in a lot of parties the Barça has finished with hardly finish... Or, by the contrary, with a big number of shots between the three sticks and a marker in zero, with tie or defeat. In Saint Mamés, sorpresivamente, the history has been different. It has served of little or at all, directly, but deserves to bring it to collation to understand the 'surprises' of a team that follows without finding his best version.

Against the Athletic, andl conjoint directed by Xavi Hernández finished to the area of the bilbaínos in seven opportunities, three of them under the three sticks. Two were goals. First it arrived the one of Ferran, to the twenty minutes, with a shot with thread the spherical to leave it hit to the right stick, where could not arrive, neither of miracle, Agirrezabala to cover it. The second, arrived in the final sigh of the statutory time and also went goal: The balloon appeared in the area of the Athletic, Dani Alves was with everything to hunt it, of Chilean, and the balloon did not see goal. The midfield player appeared for enchufarla and force the extention.

It is a good news that the Barça was able to finish two of three attempts with goal, but also leaves portrayed to a team that, during a few minutes, left the feeling that it had not presented in Saint Mamés... Or to the that did not reach him with what had to mark the difference. To the Barcelona was missing him football, impetus and win to compete, in front of an Athletic that wanted revancha after the goleada that received in the final of the past year.

A Barça 'hid'

The defeat in the Cathedral is the enésimo blow for the Barça in this season, that every time remains with fewer titles for contesting and win. You grieve it is 21 January and the Barcelona are out of the Champions League and Glass of Rey, in addition to having remained without Supercopa of Spain. Even Xavi has had to recognise that they remained surpassed against the rojiblancos: "it Seems that when the thing is to face or cross, touches us always cross. It is necessary to change the dynamics".

The Barça leaves of Bilbao with worse news that hopes (further of the goal of Ferran Torres and his good deployment) and with a lot for analysing. There was not a sector in the field in which they could surpass to the bilbaínos, that showed to be with three courses more than speed that the culés. All the time. The ones of Xavi 'saved' that it was worse, especially because the ones of Marcelino were very fallones.

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