Clément Lenglet, during a match against the Real Betis

TONELESS DEFENCE OF THE BARÇA

Canales advanced to the Betis after a penalti for a hand of Lenglet

Published:9/02/2020 - 21:24h

Updated:9/02/2020 - 21:47h

The FC Barcelona sinned of innocence and weakness during the first minutes in the Benito Villamarín, and the Real Betis took advantage for advance in the marker thanks to a penalti

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The FC Barcelona did not begin at all well the party of this Sunday against the Real Betis in Benito Villamarín. Few minutes after a clear fault no pitada in favour of Leo Messi in the centre of the field, the group bético went to the area of Ter Stegen and Nabil Fekir, with a big played individual, confined between several defenders culés to take out a shot to half height, repelled by the elbow of Clément Lenglet.

The gesture of the central French of the Barça was too showy and, when having the separate arm of the body, the referee Sánchez Martínez finish signalling the maximum penalty after reviewing the action in the VAR. The fans of the Betis presionó to the referee at all times so that pitase to his favour, and Channels advanced from the eleven metres to the venues deceiving to Ter Stegen with his shot.

It is not the first penalti that commits Lenglet this season 2019-20 with the FC Barcelona, and although the French redeemed in the second part marking the goal of the victory, the true is that it carries some weeks without being to his best level of performance.

It was as it was, the case is that Channels no desaprovechó the opportunity and Ter Stegen, this time, could not detain the penalti. Another party more than the FC Barcelona began losing, and the figure is increasingly near of the veintena. It is clear that it is necessary to do something, and of urgent form, to improve in defence and avoid that the group culé receive so many goals.

The defensive reliability, a pending subject of the Barça

Fortunately the party in front of the Betis could trace back, but has not occurred the same in other appointments of the present campaign and, to measure that happen the weeks, will go arriving split more and more important. Beginning by the eighth of Champions League against the Napoli, whose gone will contest in Saint Paolo to finals of this same month of February.

Lenglet, in case it was little, was expelled in the Betis-Barça and will not be able to be next Saturday in front of the Getafe in the Camp Nou. We will see if, for then, Quique Setién already can have Gerard Hammered that it could not finish the party of Glass of the King in front of the Athletic in Saint Mamés. His physical problems could be solved in question of days, although it will not arrive to tope...

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