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Christensen regains ownership at a key moment of the season

Published:6/12/2023 - 00:59h

Updated:6/12/2023 - 00:59h

Xavi Hernández will have Andreas Christensen as a starter for the remainder of the year at FC Barcelona. Iñigo Martínez's injury, confirmed absence for at least three weeks, gives the Dane a golden opportunity to regain his position

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The victory of the FC Barcelona in front of the Athletic of Madrid left strengthened so much to Xavi Hernández as to Andreas Christensen. The egarense, very questioned by the toneless performances of the team in the last weeks, took oxygen with a triumph convicente against some 'colchoneros' that arrived lit to Montjuïc. By his part, the Danish took advantage of the injury of last minute of Iñigo Martínez to return to the XI culé with solvency.

Without at least heat before the party, the one of Lillerød jumped to the field with personality and completed a partidazo 'drying' to Álvaro Morata. The ex defender of Chelsea gave the fright with some muscular pain in the first part, but could redo and play 90 minutes to a very high level. Beside Ronald Araújo, the '15' luce much safer and everything aims to that Xavi will keep him in his alignment to face the next four parties, including the 'final' of the Sunday in front of the Girona.

Christensen faces another big opportunity in the 2023/24

For Christensen, the injury of Iñigo arrives in a moment very timely for his interests. The Basque had won him the place with good performances in League and Champions, but a muscular problem will keep him was, at least, by three weeks and, with Xavi convinced to follow alternating to the pair Araújo-Koundé by right, Andreas has in his hands the possibility to give a hit on the table and remain with the titularity.

In what it goes of season, the Danish has seen action of 12 parties of League (all as headline) and 3 of Champions (only in one ingresó in the complement). In total, the Barça has attained to keep his fence invicta in nine opportunities. Only in two of them (the victories in front of Real Sociedad and Port wine), the '15' remained in the bench. From here that the confidence of the míster of Terrassa was total in the one of Lillerød, a footballer characterised by his patience and professionalism that, in a moment key of the season, has everything to be determinant.

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