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Gavi, Gündogan, Lewandowski… Xavi's 7 'untouchables'

Published:1/10/2023 - 09:20h

Updated:1/10/2023 - 15:31h

Xavi Hernández has tried to rotate all his lines at the beginning of the season, but there are players who, as expected, are 'untouchable' at FC Barcelona. From Ter Stegen to Lewandowski, passing through Gavi and Gündogan

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The FC Barcelona has begun the season with seven victories and two ties in his first nine official parties, where a total of seven players have been 'fixed' in the plans of Xavi Hernández. Although the injuries and the demanding Barcelona calendar have forced to the egarense to rotar, for the moment there are seven pieces 'intocables' in the diagram culé, from Marc-André ter Stegen until Robert Lewandowski.

As it has been habit from the 2015/16, the German has played it everything in League and Champions. The '1' began the season exhibiting the brilliant level of the 2022/23, but had a bad night in Sound Moix in front of the Mallorca. By his part, the alone Pole rested in the visit to Palm, a party where equally ingresó in the half final hour in front of the problems of the Barça to avoid the defeat. After two days in white, the '9' recovered his smell goleador and already adds 6 so many and 4 assistances.

Gavi And Gündogan, keys in the centre of the field

In the centre of the field, the drop of Pedri gave back to Gavi the leadership that had lost during the pre-season. The '6' was acting in front of the Getafe and from the party in front of the Cádiz has played it all, being the 'soul' of the team, like Xavi has defined it. The Andalusian visits the field the 90 minutes, giving a hand in all the lines when the things complicate . Thanks to his sacrifice and criterion, the Barça has attained to go out to float in spite of the injuries.

Another that has answered of good way when the team has needed him is Ílkay Gündogan. The alone German was acting against the Betis by caution after a hit suffered with his selection and already adds three assistances in the season, although Xavi has asked him delay some metres to throw a hand in the recovery after the drop of Frenkie of Jong. Well it was as inner, mediapunta or pivote, the one of Gelsenkirchen always contributes something valuable.

Koundé And Romeu have kept order defensive

Backwards, Jules Koundé and Oriol Romeu are the only players that have seen action in the nine parties of the Barça. The Frenchman has assumed the leadership of the saga after the drop of Ronald Araújo, arming a reliable pair with Andreas Christensen. By his part, Romeu neither has desentonado like pivote and only was acting the Friday in front of the Seville, like part of the rotations of Xavi.

The defensive work of the Catalan has given more balance to the diagram culé and, with the presence of Joao Cancel in the eleven, his work is key to throw a hand backwards in front of the continuous rises of the luso. The side and his compatriot, Joao Félix, are the others key pieces of the new Barça, being fixed from his arrival in September. Also it keeps on being 'intocable' Alejandro Balde, although his role has been less stellar the last month regarding the past season.

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