Ronald Araújo, FC Barcelona player


What will Xavi do to replace Ronald Araújo for Athletic-Barça?

Published:7/03/2023 - 13:59h

Updated:7/03/2023 - 13:59h

The loss of Ronald Aráujo for his expulsion last Sunday will be an important loss to face Athletic Club, but the coaching staff of FC Barcelona has multiple alternatives to replace the Uruguayan

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The FC Barcelona will have two parties more to close this month of March. The first stop of selections of this 2023 will shorten the calendar for a Barcelona team that will have two meetings complicated, but that they could leave him already with the title of League practically ensured if it fulfils with his duties and sum the 6 points, or at least 4.

With the Classical in front of the Real Madrid the next 19 March in the diary of all, a week before, this next Sunday 12, the culés will visit in Saint Mamés to an always complicated Athletic Club. To confront to the ones of Ernesto Valverde, ex technician of the Barça, Xavi Hernández will not be able to have one of the three better footballers of all the staff: Ronald Araújo.

The variants of Xavi in defence

For anybody is a secret that the Uruguayan is the best defender of the team, by what his absence by sanction after the red in front of Valencia will be an important drop, although no alarming. The míster Catalan will be able to have of several options to prepare, from this Thursday, the party in front of the Basques. The simplest, in theory, would be to use again Koundé like head office after his good performance in Glass in front of the Madrid and include in the eleven headline to Sergi Roberto like titling.

Of this way the French would share the centre of the defence with a Christensen that it already would be to 100%, or in the case that Xavi decide no apurar to the Danish from the beginning, would go in Marcos Alonso. This basic wardrobe in defence has allowed him to the technical body use until nine different combinations in defence, especially after a beginning of season where there were several injuries.

The less favourite for the Sunday

As it has happened during all the season, for surprise of some, Eric García continues being the option with fewer chevrons to the hour to arm a possible eleven headline. The central has seen surpassed by all the others central and even by Marcos Alonso that began the course like another left side more than the staff.

The ex Manchester City equally could be a possibility if Xavi wanted to save to some footballer thinking in the visit of the Madrid to the Camp Nou of the day 19, although this possibility would be more likely for the second time in Saint Mamés. With Koundé of head office or lateral, Christensen and Alonso have more numbers to be from the beginning in front of an Athletic that presents like an important threat.

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