Luis Suárez, during the derbi


Barça has an alarming problem with no solution in sight

Published:5/01/2020 - 11:11h

Updated:5/01/2020 - 14:46h

Leo Messi and Luis Suárez are the top scorers of FC Barcelona and two undisputed figures in the team, but against Espanyol there were worrying images of both

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There is not any type of doubts about the tremendo offensive performance of Leo Messi and of Luis Suárez. This season, already add 28 so many between the two (15 of the Argentinian and 13 of the Uruguayan) and, in fact, the '9' culé gave a recital in the RCD Stadium with a goal, an assistance and a balloon to the stick. But also it is doing evident that have them in the field has an important cost to defensive level.

From it does some seasons, the FC Barcelona has lost this pressure infernal that exerted in the period of Pep Guardiola and that allowed to recover the balloon in contrary field to arrive to the rival goal with more speed and fewer metres for visiting. A consequence of the defensive system of the Barcelona team, that frees totally of defensive tasks to his two stars.

The Barça no longer defends with 11 players as in his best times, but now it does it with nine. desconoce If it is by decision of the trainer or by decision of the own players, but already is doing too usual to see to eight players defending as crazy while other two remain descolgados up, something that is contraproducente until for the own Messi and the own Suárez.

The fact to have to two free players of defensive tasks does that the balloon no longer recover in contrary field, but in own field. What supposes that the ball has to visit a lot of more metres until the contrary goal, giving time to the rivals to arm defensivamente and making possible that they arrive with more ease to the area of punishment culé. Goodbye To the control of the game, something that the culés does a lot of that left backwards to stick to the divine inspiration of his two goleadores.

The goal of Wu Lei was not casualidad

In the RCDE Stadium, chewed the tragedy from the expulsion of Frenkie of Jong. For recomponer the team, Ernesto Valverde decided to remove to Antoine Griezmann, grey in attack but generous in defence, to advance to Sergi Roberto and plant to Nélson Semedo in defence. Neither like this it changed the tactics to leave to Leo Messi and to Luis Suárez up, totally descolgados of the team, something that the Espanyol took advantage of.

The Barça split completely whereas the Espanyol launched to by the party. The pressure after loss of the culés left to exist and, when by chance it recovered some balloon, the Uruguayan and the Argentinian were too far as to do it arrive. At the end, the fact to defend without Messi, without Suárez and without Of Jong happened bill: the goal of Wu Lei saw come. But neither it comes again, only it is necessary to see the majority of parties of the present season. Or the one of Anfield...

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