Barcelona, celebrating a Messi's goal against Betis

A LOT TO IMPROVE

Barça wins, but it is necessary to improve after FIFA's international break

Published:8/11/2020 - 12:25h

Updated:8/11/2020 - 16:10h

Barça won this Saturday against Betis (5-2), but there is still a lot of what has to improve in the team of face to the next matches

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The goleada of the FC Barcelona in front of the Betis (5-2) in the Camp Nou was a moment of calm during the storm. The ones of Ronald Koeman already added four parties without winning in LaLiga and was necessary a victory to have hopes of face to the dispute of the competition. With a doublet of Lionel Messi and goals of Ousmane Dembélé, Antoine Griezmann and Pedri, the picture blaugrana leaves calm to the stop of the FIFA, conscious that there is a lot of that improve for the next meetings, that will not be simple but yes keys, so much in the national competition as in the Champions League.

The Barça is one when it is in the attack and another when it touches him defend, but in the two phases has a lot that improve. The fault of puntería has been the main heel of Achilles this season and is not because it was missing talent, because anybody doubts of the capacities of players like Griezmann, Messi or Ansu Fati, but the raw reality is that, in the majority of parties, add too many finish and do not finish to convert, to exception of the second part in front of the Betis of Pellegrini.

The ones of Koeman, along the beginning of the campaign, have sweated the victories. Curiously, in the 2019-2020, the Barcelona finished less, but annotated the just to win. According to data of the newspaper 'ACE', the Barcelona completed 283 finish to the arch, annotating 86 goals. In this course, the Barça finishes a lot of more, but converts less. Only in front of the Alavés (1-1) registered 25 finish, with a so much of Antoine Griezmann for empatar the meeting. And it is true that the team does not have a pure leading centre, but there is infinity of options in the bench to mark, but at all results...

What happens with the defence?

The defensive saga is, definitely, the greater problem in the FC Barcelona. In seven days ligueras, Net and Marc-André ter Stegen have fit eight goals, alarming numbers for the club, considering that the Athletic of Madrid, for example, has conceded two so many, the Real Sociedad four and the Real Madrid five. The guardametas, however, have done too much so that the figure was so short, compared with all the times that approach to the area blaugrana. The defensive solidity, for now, is a myth.

Koeman Had reason when it said that "there is played in which we can be more concentrated and stronger defensivamente. Especially when have one more in the field" but the team seems that it does not understand the message. Against the Betis, by the band defended by Sergi Roberto, arrived the two goals, of Sanabria and Loren, the last when the Barcelona had numerical superiority, after the expulsion of Mandi. The béticos achieved five corners and registered twelve finish to the goal of ter Stegen, the one who has returned to save, as always asu team. The good news is that Koeman will have two weeks to pose and replantearse the two feebler points of the club, to be able to begin the fight by the titles.

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