Xavi Hernández on the bench


The best 1st part of the season: The keys to Barça's display

Published:24/10/2022 - 02:41h

Updated:24/10/2022 - 13:24h

Barça decisively defeated Athletic Club 4-0. The culés sentenced the match in the first half, where they scored 3 of the 4 goals of the match and 'overwhelmed' their rival

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The FC Barcelona gave a 'masterclass' this Sunday at night when defeating by 4-0 to the Athletic Club of Bilbao. The final marker is coherent with the seen inside the field, where a team was widely upper to another that not even had the opportunity to react after a first-half 'perfect' of the venues. The victory blaugrana reflected once again the work of Xavi Hernández, the one who threw of 'blackboard' to cancel to the contrary and knew to take him out benefit to the qualities of his players to achieve the three points. Thus, in 'FCBN' analyse the keys of the first 45 minutes of the crash:

The four midfield players

The first tactical variant of the trainer egarense took place in the medullary of his team. As it confirmed in the back press conference to the meeting, the technician culé entered to a mediocampista more to control the centre of the field. Busquets, Frenkie of Jong, Pedri and Gavi (before being substituted by Kessié) were the attendants to handle the times of the party, 'arrollando' to an Athletic Club that saw desbordado in front of the possession and Catalan intensity.

The position of Frenkie of Jong

The Dutch went out to the terrain of game from the start with the mission to support to Busquets in the containment of the team. With Frenkie accompanying to the captain, the group keeps compact and ordered in front of the attacks of the rivals. Besides, the offensive capacity of the ex footballer of the Ajax offers an alternative more to the hour to attack, without that this affect to the square in defence since the player has a big route that allows him be always in position, freeing of some tasks to a 'Busi' that many times has seen surpassed when doing charge of the axis of the medullary.

The role of Dembélé

The French was the big Barcelona star in the Spotify Camp Nou and a lot had to see his paper in the team. When having controlled the half of the field with four midfield players, the alone player had the responsibility of desequilibrar every time that had the opportunity. Whereas in other parties the 'mosquito' was the only solution in attack, in front of the 'lions' was the 'weapon' of the group, fed by his mates and being the culprit of the 4 goals of the crash when annotating 1 and assist 3.

A Lewy 'freed'

Of the same form, Lewandowski played one of his parties more plácidos like culé. The absence of a fixed left extreme allowed him soltarse in offensive, occupying distinct zones of the front of attack to avoid that the central had a reference of his position. Thanks to this, the player was more participatory that never in the meeting, celebrating a goal more and assisting to Dembélé in the so much that opened the marker.

The 'wall' Koundé

Finally, the presence of Jules Koundé in the centre of the saga is fundamental for the square. The French is the absolute reference of the team in defence, since his intelligence and speed allow him occupy properly the spaces and brake the contrary attacks without greater problem. This was key so that the team 'dumped' to the attack with tranquility, since the Frenchman is guarantee of security deep down.

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