Ousmane Dembélé, congratulated by Luis Suárez after the fifth goal of the Barça


The five positive things of the FC Barcelona-Espanyol

Published:10/09/2017 - 10:45h

Updated:10/09/2017 - 11:02h

The FC Barcelona amazed to the Camp Nou with a dose of superiority with goleada included in front of the Espanyol. Of the party can extract several positive conclusions on the combined of Ernesto Valverde, that every time plays better and convinces more

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The FC Barcelona completed a big collective performance this past Saturday against the RCD Espanyol (5-0), that has allowed him auparse in solitary to the leadership of the classification of League Santander 2017-18 -only near at hand of the Real Sociedad- and turn into the team that chains a better balance goleador, with nine targets in favour and any received against. The ones of Ernesto Valverde every time play better and convince more to the fans culé, where already begins to grow the optimism after a turbulent summer.

Leo Messi annotated a 'hat-trick' and showed that it is more enchufado that never, whereas Dembélé carried an ovation in the day of his debut and the new signings, in general lines, are contributing a good performance in the gear of Barcelona game. Everything seems to work in the Barcelona, at least in the first parties of League, with some positive conclusions that encourage to trust a season 2017-18 ilusionante.

Leo Messi, the indisputable leader of the new Barça

With a 'hat-trick' roughly in the first hour of meeting, Messi cleared the hopes of the Espanyol in the Camp Nou. The Argentinian star showed hiperactivo at all times and, in addition to participating in the game of creation of the team going down in occasions from up to combine with the midfield players, showed very hit of face to the rival goal and took advantage of each occasion that had to follow adding goals and benefiting to the collective game of the FC Barcelona. Messi keeps on being the big spiritual leader of the Barça.

Dembélé ilusiona In the day of his debut

To his 20 years, the expectancy that has generated Dembélé between the barcelonismo is brutal, only comparable to which generated in his day Neymar Jr. The French attacker had of around 20 minutes this Saturday, and took advantage of them causing a yellow card after a good technical gesture and, in a contragolpe, assisting to Luis Suárez in the fifth and last goal of the party. It carried several ovations of the Camp Nou and showed that it will leave the skin in each party to start with to amortise what before what has paid by him.

The new signings, increasingly adapted

Paulinho, Semedo and Deulofeu also had minutes in front of the Espanyol, and the true is that they showed more lights that shadows. The one of Riudarenes played almost 70 minutes and desbordó so much in the left band as in the right, trying the one against one when had opportunity and without hiding in any moment. It was missing him the prize of the goal, but even so it gave a necessary dynamism to the flank of attack culé. Semedo cuajó A good performance in the right side, complete up and in defence, and Paulinho had some minutes in which it showed to be a conclusive player to defensive level and with a big arrival from second line. No in vain it was about to to mark.

The defensive improvement, speciality of Ernesto Valverde

The FC Barcelona has marked nine goals and has not received any in the three first days. Far they seem to remain already the two bad parties of the culés in front of the Real Madrid in the Supercopa of Spain. True is that the Espanyol had any that another clear opportunity like a shot of Piatti that left to the stick, but is undoubted that the Barça is defending better in these first days of League that the past season. From now, it will be necessary to follow improving and keep the good series.

Jordi Alba, Iniesta and Rakitic recover the good level

Finally, a reason more for the optimism that breathes in the barcelonismo is the fact to having recovered the best version of some indisputable pillars of the team. Jordi Alba, Andrés Iniesta and Rakitic surrendered to a big level against the Espanyol, and notices that with Valverde feel increasingly comfortable. Jordi Alba has all the left band for him, and is taking advantage of it to base of assistances for his mates. Rakitic Defends, attacks and distributes, and Andrés Iniesta every time is finer in the pressure after loss and, of course, in the game combinativo. Everything goes well.

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