THE BARÇA RECOVERS HIS 'DNA'
Triangulations, pressure, mobility... This Barça already resembles what wants Setién
Published:19/01/2020 - 21:54h
Updated:19/01/2020 - 21:54h
The first minutes of the FC Barcelona-Granada show that, with Quique Setién in the bench, the Barça is allocated to meet again with his 'DNA': the balloon, above all else
Although the first-half between FC Barcelona and Granada finished as it began, without movement in the marker, on the lawn yes could appreciate a significant change in the way of encarar each one of the situations of pressure nazarí. The culés in any moment rifaron the balloon, threw of patience to advance with the ball and break lines when it was possible.
Very few passes in long saw in the combined Barcelona, and during the first minutes reigned a mobility and speed in the game that, although it was recessing the rhythm to measure that approached the rest, left clear the footprint that pretends to mark Quique Setién in the FC Barcelona. The blaugrana dominated the possession of balloon with authority and, in spite of the drops of weight in the offensive plot, had of clear opportunities of goal.
A shot of Ansu Fati diverted by the goalkeeper, another that went to the clouds, a shy shot of Arturo Vidal and another of Leo Messi that it was repelled by the defence constituted some of the clearest occasions for the Barça. Also some shot of fault of Messi that it left slightly diverted above the three sticks and multiple approaches of Griezmann, Jordi Alba and Ansu Fati by the bands that finish in barren centres.
The electronic did not vary the 0-0 initial during the first 45 minutes, but at least the barcelonismo could check, in the Camp Nou in front of the Granada, how the Barcelona has the mission to recover little by little the 'DNA' that has allowed him shine along the last 15 years, and conquer titles of relief so much to national level like international.
Quique Setién finish to arrive and still is necessary to adjust a lot of things, but the FC Barcelona showed a good version in the Camp Nou in front of the Granada. At least, it disappeared the feeling of weakness in the aledaños of the goal of Ter Stegen, and the weight of the game was carried at all times by the group culé. The Granada of Diego Martínez knew to plant with criterion, very orderly, to put the difficult things in defence and afterwards go out to the contragolpe.
Messi appeared one and again to break lines
Also it would be necessary to stand out the paper of Leo Messi, very participatory in the first stretch of the party and, clearly, with win to begin to do reality the aims that has marked Quique Setién. Fluidity in the combinations, mobility, pressure after loss, exchange of positions, defence very advanced, mimo of balloon and a clear predisposition to attack of constant form. The Barça attained to minimise to the Granada in the first time and, although the goals did not arrive, there are reasons for the optimism.