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The numbers that expose Barça's great defensive fragility this season

Published:27/01/2024 - 14:53h

Updated:27/01/2024 - 15:10h

FC Barcelona is not going through its best moment in sporting terms. Without a doubt, one of the aspects that needs to be corrected is its defensive solidity, which, according to several statistics, has left much to be desired

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The FC Barcelona has had this big season difficulties in his defensive capacity, which has been one of his main weak points and one of the main causes of his unlucky current situation. The picture culé already has lost the Supercopa of Spain, the Glass of Rey and his aspirations in LaLiga seem complicated, although no impossible, because of the wide brecha of points that separates them of the current leaders, the Real Madrid and the Girona. In theory, the lauro more 'peleable' would be the Champions League, competition where his first obstacle will be the Naples in eighth.

The fault of defensive solidity in the Barcelonan square can check easily with the statistics. In the 31 parties that has contested the cast of the City Condal in this campaign, has received 41 goals: 24 in the League, six in the Champions League, seven in the Glass of Rey and four in the Supercopa of Spain. This translates in a complex average of 1.32 annotations received by commitment, being this one of the worst registers in the last 15 seasons.

These numbers are even more worrisome if it takes into account that the past period (22/23), one of the solidest in defence of the FC Barcelona in the last times, the alone team received 46 goals in 53 parties, what represents an average of 0.86 targets by meeting. That is to say, with 22 less contested duels, the Barcelona club is very near to surpass the quantity of so many received in the previous campaign. This results even more striking if it considers that the defensive line of the club has not suffered a lot of changes from the previous period up to now. In fact, in place to weaken , reinforced with the incorporation of two players of big quality: Iñigo Martínez and Joãor Cancel.

The injuries have not collaborated in the defensive solidity of the Barça

Also it is true that the Barça has had to lidiar with numerous injuries, the majority of them in key positions of the defence. In fact, in this moment, the Catalan square has in the list of lesionados to the guardameta headline Marc André ter Stegen, to Iñigo Martínez, Marcos Alonso and Alejandro Balde. These absences are especially hard, especially the two last, since they have left to the club without natural left sides.

The fault of a marker by left could carry to the picture of the City Condal to range to a Joãor Cancel recently recovered of an injury in this side, what would force to Jules Koundé or Ronald Araújo to play by the right side and would give him space or to Pau Cubarsí or Andreas Christensen in the saga. Another option would be to range to Héctor Fort, the one who has showed to be a very good alternative in the left-handed band.

Another of the big problems of the Barcelona club in this campaign

On the other hand, there is another particularly worrisome data in this season, and is that in at least 13 of the 31 parties contested, the FC Barcelona has been the team that has fit the first goal. Besides, of these 13 meetings, in six of them the Barça has received an annotation in the first 10 minutes, what leaves clear that to the culés costs him keep his defensive solidity and concentration in the first compasses of the clashes and these to his time are duramente capitalised by the rivals.

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