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Rakitic Did plenary in Glass: Captain, 'hat-trick of assistances' and besides rested

Published:5/12/2018 - 23:23h

Updated:6/12/2018 - 04:52h

Many thought that with the arrival of the Glass of the King would have the free day, but the presence of Ivan Rakitic against the Cultural Leonese certified a round night. The Croat exerted of captain of the FC Barcelona, sealed a 'hat-trick' of assistances and besides rested

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The FC Barcelona surpassed this Wednesday to the Cultural Leonese to put in eighth of final of the Glass of Rey, in a duel in which there were minutes for the less usual and for some canteranos. Ernesto Valverde threw of rotations to sentence an eliminatory that already had encarrilada, although the restrictions in the rule of the competition and the injuries that azotan to the changing room forced to range to some more worn footballers.

One of them was Ivan Rakitic, that had a lot of numbers to have a day of rest but finally lived a round night. To start with, in front of the absence of varied of the referents of the staff, the midfield player of Möhlin exerted of captain in the Camp Nou, and celebrated it to the big with a performance stood out in front of the group blanquirrojo.

In addition to apuntalar with his experience a centre of the new field in which they accompanied him Carles Aleñá and Oriol Busquets, the Croat destapó like creator in the 4-1 favourable to his, since it finish with three assistances. Perhaps the more determinant was the last of them, but in the statistical section, the ex of the Seville has a 'hat-trick' individual that leaves him with three definite passes more.

To start with, it served to Munir The Haddadi the sending with which the forward opened the tin, after converting a good combination in the frontal in a golazo to the half turn. Little later, it connected with Denis Suárez before this made an electrical driving, that finalised with a diagonal and a latigazo adjusted and raso in front of which at all could do Jorge Palatsí. To round his participation, before finish the first time found with a centre measured and combado to Malcom, that finished of head what was the momentary 3-0.

The drop of Arturo Vidal forced to Valverde to rectify

In case it was little, to Rakitic also gave him time to take a rest, because Ernesto Valverde withdrew him before it started the resumption. The Txingurri opted for giving entrance to Sergio Busquets, in a decision that surprised to many but that it would have to see with the physical problems that have incomodado to the culés in the last days.

The one of Badia was repescado to occupy the gap of Arturo Vidal, drop of last hour by a feverish process. Everything aimed to that it was the Chilean the elected to contest the 90 minutes against the Cultural Leonese, since the past weekend, in front of the Villarreal, was substituted to the little to fulfil the hour of game in what it seemed a clear measure to manage his efforts. Finally, this last setback forced to the technician to improvise, something that solved dividing the wear between two of his men of confidence.

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