Rafinha, author of the first goal in front of the Inter

RELIEF OF MESSI IN ATTACK

The reasons of Valverde to bet by Rafinha in front of the Inter

Published:24/10/2018 - 21:22h

Updated:24/10/2018 - 21:49h

In front of the sensitive drop of Leo Messi by injury, Ernesto Valverde decided to bet by Rafinha Alcántara in the eleven headline. The Txingurri desestimó options like the ones of Ousmane Dembélé or advance the position of Sergi Roberto

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Few minutes before the 20:00 of the afternoon of this Wednesday, desveló the incógnita on who would be the attendant to occupy the place of Leo Messi in the attack of the FC Barcelona. For the party in front of the Inter of corresponding Milan to the third day of the Champions League, Ernesto Valverde bet by Rafinha Alcántara.

Many were the options that had handled in the previous of the meeting on what the Txingurri could have planned of face to the crucial duel of Champions League. Ousmane Dembélé Was the player that split with advantage to be the elected, but finally his discreet performances in the last parties left him was.

The French was a dynamic option for the attack because of his speed and desborde, but his losses of balloon and his desacertado defensive work did that Valverde thought it to him better. Another option that had handled was the one to advance to Sergi Roberto and leave to Nelson Semedo in the side, something that at the end neither did .

Descartada The option of Malcom, that hardly has had prominence in what it goes of season, Rafinha was the elected. With the Hispanic-Brazilian on of the terrain of game, Ernesto Valverde looked for more control in the centre of the field with a player with capacity of association, desborde and arrival to the area. 

In the past pre-season, Rafinha showed that it is a player with big offensive virtues, although when arriving the official parties finish losing leadership. The canterano occupied usually the position of interior, but in front of the Inter played escorado to the right band, in a position adapted to the drop of Leo Messi.

Rafinha Gave him back the confidence

Rafinha Jumped to the terrain of game with a brutal attitude and with win to win the place of face to the next parties. In spite of splitting from the right, Hispanic-Brazilian moved a lot between lines and played the balloon with personality when it had it. Happened the half hour of game, Rafinha achieved to open the tin and mark him to his ex team with a finish to centre measured of Luis Suárez.

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