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THE BET OF GUARDIOLA WAS WINNING

Xavi, Henry and Messi explain like the Barça created the 'false nine' before the Classical of the 2-6

Published:20/12/2018 - 19:24h

Updated:20/12/2018 - 19:23h

Between the memories of the FC Barcelona of Pep Guardiola stands out the 2-6 in a Classical in the Bernabéu, and some legends have described it like the day of the birth of the 'false nine'. Xavi, Henry and Messi explain as they created beside the míster a tactics that was key

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The documentary "Take the Ball, Pass the Ball", that narrates the best years of the FC Barcelona of Pep Guardiola, has desvelado some only details on ones of the best teams of the history, that comandado by the best generation of footballers of the club attained a spectacular command in the world-wide football and a series of titles and successes that has lengthened until the actuality. Between his images there is one that calls especially the attention, and is the history on one of the Classical more remembered by the culés.

Xavi Hernández, Thierry Henry and Leo Messi explain as, beside the technician, outlined the bet of the 'false nine' that finish with a 2-6 in Santiago Bernabéu. In this clash, the Catalans were a compacter, and although the Real Madrid tried to plant face, finish sunk with a review that it sentenced the title of League on the way to a triplete unforgettable.

The French reveals that the trainer called him a day before and programmed a meeting in the Sportive City, in which it pretended to explain him a tactical variant that had posed after a study of the rival with Tito Vilanova. In words of the egarense, that also explains it through some glasses of colours, the change of system was decisive: "it said Him to Henry that it played between side and head office and to Eto'or between side and head office. Analysing the movements of the central of the Real Madrid, Pep had darse# cuenta that they never went out to presionar to the number nine of any team".

"The numerical superiority did it with the 'false nine', when it came Messi to incorporate to the half. Always we were one more to have the balloon and had numerical superiority during all the party", underlines the midfield player in his argumentation, with a justification that the '10' lived in first person and also describes as extremely effective.

"It was something new for the Real Madrid. They had us very studied and in these moments the central did not go out if go out. Had freedom when it threw me for backwards and when they went out the central, Samuel and Henry 'hammered' to the space, and like this came the first goal of Henry", comments the rosarino before the intervention of another of his then mates.

"It worked. In the assistance of Messi occurred exactly what wanted the trainer. Leo delayed the position and did to doubt to the central. I me desmarco to the space, Samuel moves to the another side and worked", finalises the one of Them Ulis, excited by all what had the privilege to live in the City Condal. That night, of course, will remain for ever in the books of history of the group barcelonista.

The Barça changes of form, but his identity always is the same

In spite of the debate of the last years, the Barça is going back to the origins, because in spite of that the football evolves and the names change, his identity has given successes and can keep in the time. With a distinct bet, Luis Enrique was able to reach another triplete, and Ernesto Valverde is looking for the third with his own methods. Support does not go them to be missing, and more with memories so brilliant to back the style.

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