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Barça's defense: how to build a champion team without spending too much

Published:25/07/2023 - 20:08h

Updated:25/07/2023 - 20:09h

FC Barcelona managed to form a defense with outstanding performance last season. What is remarkable about this, in addition to the fact that the defense was one of the least thrashed in Europe, is that the investment made to strengthen it was not as exorbitant as that of its competitors

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The FC Barcelona has had to do 'malabares' in the last seasons to be able to make additions and renewals in the team, but this has not been an obstacle to arm a competitive group. With a base of incorporations under letter of freedom, several canteranos and some that another traspaso, the Barça has attained to top champion of The League Santander 2022/2023 and has done it showing a remarkable superiority in front of his rivals, aventajando by 10 points to his nearer perseguidor, the Real Madrid.

The combined culé has given a 'master class' in how make a fortín defensive solid with a budget limited. Of the current Barcelonan saga, the costliest player was Jules Koundé, with a total of 50 million euros (55 if they fulfil some variables). On the other hand, Ronald Araújo was an acquisition of low cost, since it arrived pertinent of the Boston River Uruguayan in 2018 by so alone 1,7 million euros, that could finish being 6,7 'kilos' if they reach some aims. The rest of the defence is composed by canteranos like Sergi Roberto and Alejandro Balde, and incorporations with letter of freedom like Andreas Christensen and Eric García, in addition to Marcos Alonso, that arrived like part of the operation that carried to Aubameyang to Chelsea.

East has been the Barça less goleado of the last time

The cast of the Catalan capital closed the season liguera happened like the team with fewer goals fit, with hardly 20. Equally, the Catalans can jactarse to having left his goal to zero in 26 of the 38 days ligueras. This defensive solidity, in addition to being key so that the team finished the domestic tournament like the best positioned, also was important so that Marc André Ter Stegen achieved his first Trophy Zamora and equalised the European record of goals to zero established by Paco Liaño in the season 93/94.

This big fortín defensive has not formed thanks to a casualidad. Xavi has put hand during all the season and has attained to arm a defence inexpugnable, strengthening to Araújo and Christensen like the pair of head offices predilecta, and moving to Koundé of the saga to the band, resolving like this a problem of old dates in the City Condal. The egarense also gave solution to the left side with the big irruption of Alejandro Balde in the team. By his part, Sergi Roberto, Eric García, Marcos Alonso and Jordi Alba, although they were secondary actors, no desentonaron when it required them .

The Real Madrid has one of the costliest defences

Behind this surprising Barça to defensive level, remained like his nearer perseguidores in this statistical register the Athletic of Madrid, with 33 so many fit, and the Real Madrid, with 36. On the other hand, it fits to mention that in comparison to the FC Barcelona, the White House has one of the costliest defences of all the championship In spite of having incorporated to David Praises and Antonio Rüdiger free, and that Nacho arrived of the quarry, the merengues spent an important quantity of money in Eder Militao (50 millions) and Ferland Mendy (48, that could be 53 if they fulfil some variables), to this it is necessary to add him the 6,5 'kilos' that cost the repurchase of Dani Carvajal of the Schalke. This gives a total of 104 millions that can finish being 109,5, something totally distinct to what did the Barça, that only spent 51,7 and can finish being 61,7.

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