The defenders of the Barça and Ter Stegen in the crash against the Elche

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Defensive gaps, confusion and concern: Barça's capital sin

Published:18/12/2021 - 22:14h

Updated:18/12/2021 - 22:14h

FC Barcelona is in chaos defensively, whoever plays. Against Elche, a team that in theory is very 'inferior', the shortcomings were revealed

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21 goals in 17 parties in LaLiga Santander, more other nine in six crosses in the Champions League. We are not speaking of the so many that the FC Barcelona has annotated in this season, but those that has fit. A total of 30 goals against, a figure that has to begin to alarm to the barcelonistas and have to have consequences. From Marc-André ter Stegen that no 'is' until the 'revolutions' of Xavi with Araújo in the right side. To follow like this, goes to be a season for the forget.

With the Barça remains the feeling that with each played of the rival avecina a goal, was the Bayern, the Osasuna or Elche, by two reasons: the guardameta culé is without confidence and the defence helps little or at all... It is aguantable this situation? Against the group ilicitano were two goals in less than two minutes, in played in which the embarrassment starred the performance (and fault of answer) of the Barcelona. Anybody moved , anybody detained, anybody took part...

It remains checked that with very little hurts him to the Barça, was the team that was. It happened with Ronald Koeman, with Sergi Barjuán and also with Xavi. The numbers are there: from the arrival of the trainer egarense, the Barcelona picture only has remained with the goal in zero in two occasions (vs. Espanyol and Benfica), whereas it has fit nine so many, the same quantity that has annotated. Without difference and with a lot to concern from now on.

The revolution of the Barça, further of all the signings and promises that can do , has to go through changes in the defensive saga. There is good players, but the system does not have neither foot neither head. Against the ilicitanos desacertaron in the two goals and the four defenders were more absent that active in the party... And it does not have at all that see with that the Elche was presionando too much.

The 1x1 of the defenders vs. Elche

In the case of Ronald Araújo, in a position between head office and lateral, everything is going out him bad. The charrúa is, of far, the best central defender that has the Barcelona picture and this demarcation does not help him at all. In the second goal of the Elche was totally 'absent-minded'. Propició A loss and neglected completely to Pere Mile in the second stick. The ilicitano finished almost to pleasure in front of a Ter Stegen that could do much more.

Eric García, on the other hand, returned to the titularity after three parties without seeing minutes and happened unobserved in the positive. In the discount of the Elche, remained protesting that the living room had gone out by the band that defend... A new grey performance that justifies the few minutes that is having with Xavi Hernández.

With Clément Lenglet is the of always: it was toneless from beginning to end and neglecting his position. It allowed varied finish dangerous and could not cover the 'lagoons' by the left, where was Jordi Alba that played more as extreme or inner that of side, but that in the second part left an enormous gap so that the Elche played by the left... Total weakness by his band.

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