Lionel Messi contesting a ball with Demiral

THE ARGENTINIAN NEEDS SPACES

Marking is way different for Messi and Cristiano

Published:2/11/2020 - 21:52h

Updated:3/11/2020 - 18:08h

In this campaign, Lionel Messi has registered his worst numbers like goleador. They have not been missing him opportunities of face to the arch, but the fault of puntería and rival pressure have turned into a nightmare for the star arge

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The season 2020-2021 has not had the best start for Lionel Messi, the one who in LaLiga has marked only in an opportunity for the FC Barcelona, from the point penalti in front of the Villarreal. His ghosts of the summer, with the controversy of his exit of the Camp Nou, more the change of system of Ronald Koeman in the Barça, of 4-3-3 to 4-2-3-1, his position and the fault of an ally (that it was Luis Suárez) have played against of the Argentinian, with the one who the barcelonismo explains 100% for revertir the irregular beginning of campaign in the national competition.

Leo Messi did not have a beginning suspender belt so 'discreet' from the campaign 2007-2008, when had hardly 20 years and was giving his first steps like crack of the football. In this moment, the rosarino accumulated three goals in seven parties, to finish the campaign with 16 so many. After this year, with the arrival of Pep Guardiola to the benches of the Camp Nou, Messi has not gone down of 25 goals by season in LaLiga Santander. By this reason his numbers in this season are surprising.

Under the orders of Ronald Koeman, the one of Rosario has turned into three opportunities, although it has played all the parties. Only it has achieved to mark from the point penalti (in front of the Villarreal, Ferencváros and Juventus), although it accumulates 46 finish. Further of his tarpaulin of face to the goal, a factor that has conditioned in great quantity to the Argentinian has been the defensive labeling. The rival defenders follow it very closely and are attentive to all his movements in the field.

With Christian is very different

In the most recent party of the Vechia Signora in the Series To, in front of the Spezia, Cristiano Ronaldo ingresó in the second part to substitute to Paulo Dybala. It was his first party in more than three weeks, after having infected of COVID-19. The Portuguese annotated two goals in 20 minutes, one from the eleven metres. In the 59', 'CR7' received an assistance of Álvaro Morata and found a free corridor to sign the 1-2 of the 'bianconeri'. Cristiano did not have incovenientes to mark die to the big spaces that had left the rival defenders.

With Leo Messi the history is very different. In front of the Alavés, in the tie 1-1,showed very participatory, especially in the creation of game from the centre of the field, but when it approached to the rival area had until to four players to avoid any shot of the Argentinian. In the free shots, has been more evident. Messi has had from players tumbados in the same barrier (and like this avoid that the balloon go through below) to haved you players accompanying to the guardameta in the launchings. Anything to attain detain to the best player of the world.

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