HE LACKED EXPLOSIVITY AND CONCLUSION
Only 'sparks' from a Memphis that must give much more if it wants to be a starter
Published:11/03/2022 - 09:13h
Updated:11/03/2022 - 09:18h
Memphis Depay returned to ownership of FC Barcelona after scoring in two consecutive games. Despite this, he was not fine, and was substituted in the second half
The Barça will have to contest four parties in the next 11 days and Xavi Hernández has it present. It is thus that has decided rotar the staff in Europe League in front of the Galatasaray, to give rest to varied of his players of face to the parties that avecinan in front of the Osasuna, Galatasaray (turn) and Real Madrid. One of these movements was to include to Memphis Depay inside the eleven initial.
After two consecutive parties marking, obtained his first titularity after surpassing his muscular injuries. However, his performance was not the most stood out, and only showed some destellos of quality that complicated to Iñaki Crag. The first occasion was a free shot in the edge of the area to the 25' minutes of the first part, but am missing him strength and placing to be able to beat the Turkish arch.
A chamber of hour more advance, the ex Lyon went back to finish to door, this time with much more danger, but once again the guardameta Valencian prevented the annotation. While it advanced the commitment, his rhythm of game was going down and only stood out to unemployed ball, since Memphis is the elected by Xavi to earn so many faults like shots of corner. Added to this, the speed and explosividad of Adama Traoré by the sides was what gave life to the attack culé, and the Dutch did not keep to the height of his 'revolutions'.
Already in the second half, the '9' was substituted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in research of a goal that broke the zero. Nevertheless, the gabonés was not fine, and more forward left the position of leading centre to situate by the band once Luuk of Jong went in at stake. In spite of the constant presence in the rival area, the Barcelona could not see door. All will define in Istanbul the next week.
In spite of that it did not have a party of dream, the attacker continues being the goleador of the team, although his numbers are not sufficient to guarantee him a place in the headline. In 26 commitments accumulates 10 goals and two assistances during 2.030 minutes played. By his part, Aubameyang has contested 8 parties, in which it adds five goals in less than 500 minutes. The brecha that separates them is wide, and for the time being, Memphis does not have the attributes to be the axis in the forward of Xavi.