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Xavi, the only leader: This is how he has revolutionized Barça without a 'fixed' protagonist

Published:23/03/2023 - 19:01h

Updated:23/03/2023 - 23:58h

If there is something for which FC Barcelona has been characterized this season, it is for prevailing over the difficulties and casualties of its top stars. Xavi Hernández's project and system works and continues with or without the top stars

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The FC Barcelona left to the stop of selections with the security that it has done the works in LaLiga and that is very near to win his first title in the domestic championship from 2019. The team of Xavi Hernández has been the alive reflection of the regularity and of there that, in 26 parties contested, have a balance of 22 victories, two ties and two defeats. Numbers of champion with 12 days for contesting.

The regularity has been the recipe so that the Barcelona are where are, although they have had several obstacles on the way with the numerous injuries or drops by sanction that have suffered. Without going further, the Barça does not have Ousmane Dembélé from finals of January and has 'followed' the party although the French was the main offensive resource before falling in the infirmary. Similar case to the of Pedri, the one who has been 'KO' from February. They have achieved to impose, with suffering or no, without extrañar to some players.

It is the best possible news for a Barça that is in full construction of a project with which are able to compete again no only in LaLiga, but also in Europe. There is not an only responsible of the success, in spite of the dependency to the goals of Robert Lewandowski when it began the season, and yes one general: Xavi Hernández, the one who is cuajando a revolution importantísima that, definitely, invites to the barcelonismo to dream.

A Barça that knows to impose to the adversities

The trainer of Terrassa has a simple recipe, but effective: that the team work with any player on the terrain of game, although has his clear 'favourite' or elected for each position. It has noticed , especially, in the defence. Although the elected are Joules Koundé, Ronald Araújo, Andreas Christensen and Alejandro Balde, when any has not been, there has not been any problem or, if they have existed, the club has 'compensated' his absences.

For example, as they collect in 'Allegro Missantroppo', Araújo has lost in this League ten parties and the Barça won 27 of the 30 points without him. Without Koundé, in four apparitions, won all (12/12 points) or with Christensen, with six crashes of drop, only lost three units (15/18). In the low zone of the field is where more variations have existed and have insisted in that all the team has to be able to defend, what has gone back to the culés in a much more compact picture and sure.

Pedri, Dembélé, Lewandowski... Protagonists, but 'survive'

In the centre of the field and leading, especially, have existed sensitive drops and that, in more than an occasion, have jointed . The good news is that, although it has 'noticed' the absence of players, the team has carried out the parties with quite a lot of solvency, taking in account the four parties that has lost Lewandowski (with four triumphs), although it is the maximum goleador of the team and also of LaLiga.

With Ousmane Dembélé already are eight the parties in which it has not been, with 21 points of 24 reached. The French is one of the offensive engines of the team, but Raphinha has answered to the requirement and has comported like one of the leaders of the team in his absence... To the point that it would not be a surprise that argue him the place when it return of the infirmary.

Finally, it is a Pedri González that in this season has lost five parties. It is the hardest drop of the Barça because the Canarian is an invaluable engine for the team. Although it has extrañado his 'magic' in the field and capacity to give fluidity to the game, the Barcelona neither have suffered, to level of results, his absence. They won four and fell once.

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