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Xavi's options to replace Lewandowski in Granada

Published:5/10/2023 - 15:27h

Updated:5/10/2023 - 21:21h

Robert Lewandowski will not be available, at least, to visit to the Granada and now Xavi will have to think how will face the party of the day 9 of LaLiga without his best forward

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Robert Lewandowski could not complete neither the first time in Do Dragãor this Wednesday in the Champions League. An entrance forced him to ask the change and the Pole, that abandoned the stadium still limping, will not be the Sunday in the New The Cármenes with the FC Barcelona. The club informed that the goleador suffers a sprain in the left ankle and is drop for the day 9, by what Xavi Hernández will need to think in a plan not to see so affected his forward.

The good news for the egarense is that the party in Granada will be the last before the second stop of selections of the course, by what the culés will not go back to play until the next 22 October, having also marked in the calendar the Classical against the Madrid the day 28. With this context, the technical body Catalan will have to choose between the few alternatives in the staff to cover the absence of his goleador.

Xavi can think in several plans with almost the same names

The change 'natural' would be to bet again by Ferran Torres like ariete, as it already did in front of the Port wine when the '9' could not follow, and as it also did in Mallorca in the only party of the season in which Lewandowski was not to title. Already this Wednesday the Valencian forward marked the goal of the victory and went back to show that it is in a big moment of confidence, by what his titularity sees as very likely.

Thinking like this, the Barça would play in front of the Granada with a forward formed by Lamine, Joao Félix and Ferran Torres. Another option, less likely, would be to bet by Joao Félix like false nine, with Ferran like left extreme and Lamine by the right. Yamal also knows what is to play of false nine in the inferior of the Barça, by what would not have to surprise if in front of the Granada the offensive trio finishes without having roles very clear-cut.

The Barça will go back to have to a mediocampista as '9'?

Finally the another possibility would be that Joao Félix received rest, understanding that it would leave with Portugal to confront to Slovakia and Bosnia, and add to the line of attack to Fermín. The mediocampista also could be an option as 'false' leading centre, very to the style of what did Pep Guardiola with Fabregas. However, it is worthwhile to remember the drops of Pedri and Frenkie of Jong, by what Xavi perhaps need more to Fermín to assume a quantity of important minutes in the centre of the field.

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