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The solution to Setién's Barça for being more dangerous in attack

Published:2/03/2020 - 16:09h

Updated:2/03/2020 - 16:09h

Quique Setién's Barça has improved a lot in possession, but it is very difficult for it to create danger because it is stuck in attack. The coach needs a solution to take advantage of Leo Messi's talent and the control of the matches

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The FC Barcelona lost the Classical of Santiago Bernabéu in a duel with two very differentiated parts. In the first, little by little went imposing and arrinconó to the Real Madrid, although it did not take advantage of his opportunities to situate by in front in the marker. In the second, also had occasions, but forgave them equally and sucumbió in front of an opponent to the that sufficed him with high pressure, intensity and heart to win.

The strategy of Zinedine Zidane to brake to the culés is not new, and already have used it numerous rival this season. In relation to Ernesto Valverde, the group of Quique Setién has improved his figures of possession, but follows having problems to demolish the walls that usually propose him. They did it the whites, also the Napoli, and other a lot of in the last months have cancelled them to base of order.

The attack of the Catalans has remained blunt because there is not anybody that desequilibre, and because Leo Messi can not build and finalise at the same time. The opponents are used to to opt by a retaguardia formed by four men, and in front of the charged barcelonistas situate few metres by in front to another of four or five, leaving hardly one or two forwards descolgados. The problem, precisely, is that anybody creates them problems.

Without Luis Suárez, the central lane remains free, what does much simpler that the opponents brake to the Barcelona and block to the '10', that sees surrounded by midfield players, lateral and even central that go out to 'bite him'. Antoine Griezmann, still without adapting , is used to lose in careers upwards and downwards, does not find the gaps and there is not anybody more than look for them. Frenkie Of Jong and Arthur advance his position but are not specialists, and the wear of a todoterreno like Arturo Vidal contributes alternative but, of course, no depth.

The key, in spite of the reservations of a míster concerned by the injuries, is to bet by the verticality of Ansu Fati and/or Martin Braithwaite, that possess this differential factor that, partly, does them similar to the Uruguayan. If the contrary defences have the worry to cover to a forward that looks for them the backs, no longer have of so much freedom to set off for advance and overwhelm to the 'jugones' of the Barça in the creation.

The Barça has to look for an essential balance

As it checked Valverde and also has noticed Setién, the Barça is something more fragile with the 4-3-3, but is a risk that it is necessary to run to win if it does not attain improve the effectiveness. Cost to generate occasions and it is necessary to put them in what it can , since if no, as it happened in the Classical, so much forgive finish paying. It does fault that return the lesionados and it will be necessary to reform in depth the staff, but to litigate by the Champions and LaLiga it is necessary to throw with what there is. And without arietes bothering up, this is not an able team to hurt to anybody.

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