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Inactivity played a trick on Raphinha and Lewandowski

Published:28/10/2023 - 22:44h

Updated:28/10/2023 - 22:44h

After weeks out, Lewandowski and Raphinha returned to the Lluis Companys pitch in the defeat against Real Madrid. The Blaugrana attackers were not successful and had many shortcomings in the game

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In an expected return to the action, so much Raphinha like Robert Lewandowski, those who had been offside during weeks because of injuries, went back to the terrain of game in a party that generated expectations between the bloated culé, after knowing that finally they would arrive to the Classical. However, the inactivity showed to be an obstacle, since both players could not surrender to his best level and happened to a large extent unobserved in his return.

By his part, the 'carioca' has happened 1 month of drop after suffering a muscular injury the past 29 September during the Barça-Seville. His return to the alignment title woke up the emotion between the followers of the team, that longed for to see it in action once again, but finally Xavi did not incorporate it and opted by an option that anybody expected, Joao Cancel. Nevertheless, the Brazilian enjoyed of some minutes and went in to the party in the 76. In spite of his win for finding rhythm, did not attain to contribute his characteristic spark and creativity to the game and happened entirely unobserved.

On the other hand, the '9' also has been out of competition after suffering a hard entrance in the ankle in the meeting in front of the Port wine in the Stadium do Dragao three weeks ago. The Pole, contested but of half hour of meeting substituting to Ferran Torres very turn# off. However, in spite of being one of the most lethal forwards of the world, his return to the field was less impactante of what expected . Lewi Could not find the network and not even arrived to participate in any clear offensive action.

Brutal effort for arriving to the Classical

Nevertheless, the two attackers blaugranas have done a titanic effort for arriving to this so important appointment. From the club, have shared images during the last weeks of the work of recovery of both, with special intensity during the previous week to the Classical.

However, Xavi already left clear that it is necessary to be to 100% for this type of clashes: "we do not want to force to anybody. What want to is that they recover us well and that do not have any option to go back to lesionar. At the end they are feelings and will play those that are better, those that are to 100%. What can not commit is an error to put to a footballer that does not have good feelings and that is not to 100% and more in a party of high level of this type. In a Classical have to be to 100%" declared in the previous press conference to the clash suspender belt.

The party has served like reminder that the prolonged inactivity can have a negative impact in the performance of the players, even in those of big talent. Raphinha And Lewandowski, in spite of his indisputable quality, will need time to recover his best fitness and technical after his injuries.

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