Araújo and Romeu lament after Mallorca's first goal (2-2)


Absent-mindedness, poor placement, passivity... Barça's 'sins' in defence

Published:12/12/2023 - 09:26h

Updated:12/12/2023 - 11:49h

The season is near to arrive to his equator and in the Barça the defence seems to go in constant decline, something that the Girona left in evidence, but that already came showing by part of the culés does some time

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The FC Barcelona has fit 18 goals in the 16 first days of LaLiga 2023-24, the triple of which received the past season in the 16 first parties of the competition. Although in the football clearly the figures and statistics do not allow to understand all the panorama and the reality of a team, in this occasion yes that these 18 goals in 16 duels leaves to see very very which is the defensive situation of the Barcelona team.

For a team that continuously fits goals in the starts of party already seems to remain quite clear that exist problems of concentration and intensity. Besides, the surveillances in own area have to be corrected by the technical body to the evidenciar, once again, too much passivity near and inside the Barcelona area, something that showed one and again players like Savinho, Miguel or Tsygankov.

There are not too many positive novelties in the defence of the Barça

However, the Girona has not been the only rival that has showed that the Barça is failing a lot in defence this season, but yes that leaves the most recent antecedent to understand which are the greater adjust that it has to do Xavi Hernández to correct these problems in the team. As it happened in the parties in front of the Granada, the Alavés or the Shakhtar (in Germany), the high pressure of the Barça did not work.

The men from above of the Barcelona team are used to presionar only in the first minutes of each half, sometimes neither this, and this finishes generating a reaction in chain that leaves to the team doing sight in a lot of opportunities when the rival finishes being a team that encourages to go out of his field handling the balloon. Like this also it explains that and these heights of the season, the Barcelona team carried 12 goals to zero in LaLiga previous and only had fit of four teams.

Xavi needs a team that can move much better on the field

Another very common point this course has been that the bands of the Barça suffer a lot in defence, both, but especially in which it situate Joao Cancel in this meeting in particular, understanding that the Portuguese is very offensive and really is not conclusive in defence, adding that besides it is not a carrilero to the that was complicated to win him the back. This point leaves also in evidence the little capacity of the Barça to do coverages, and leaves to Xavi very 'nude' with regard to his capacity of answer so that the team defend better.

Another point that evidenció in front of the Girona, but that has not been exclusive of this duel in front of the ones of Montilivi is like the transitions of the rival is used to pillar to the players culés out of position. An example of bad placing was Araújo, that broke the offside in the 0-1 or of Balde and Cancel in the 1-3 of the Girona, with both too together in the left side of the field and leaving without helps to an Araújo that suffered the experience of his compatriot Stuani to go down the balloon that finally finished sending Valery at the end of the goal, but that already in front of Mallorca or Alavés, for example, had seen .

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