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Christensen was impeccable as a last-minute substitute for Iñigo

Published:4/12/2023 - 01:26h

Updated:4/12/2023 - 13:17h

To everyone's surprise, Christensen was integrated into the starting eleven against Atlético de Madrid after Iñigo was left out due to discomfort. Despite not having accumulated many minutes recently, the defender responded outstandingly, showing that he is in incredible shape.

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The inclusion of Andreas Christensen in the alignment title against the Athletic resulted to be a surprise, since initially it expected the presence of Iñigo. However, some annoyances in the warming by part of the of Ondarroa carried to the Danish to begin from the start and his performance was excellent. In spite of have not accumulated a lot of minutes in this season, the defender went in in the field and turned into a piece more than the solid defensive wall built by the Barcelona in Montjuïc. It stands out that, in spite of not being headline, the exjugador of Chelsea is in full form.

The '15' blaugrana carried out a solvent party in defence, showing big attention to the incursions of the Athletic and detaining numerous played of attack of the colchoneros with intercepciones magistrales. Besides, one of the appearances stood out of his exert in the party was his precision in the pass, attaining complete 57 of the 58 passes executed, figures that brush the perfection.

After covering the absence of Iñigo, the Danish showed the solid connection that has with Araújo, forming together a reliable defence. Andreas and the Uruguayan recovered the synchronisation that exhibited the past season, frustrating any attempt of attack rojiblanco. In the previous campaign, shared the eleven initial in 18 occasions, constituting a "bolt" in the League, where the Barcelona grieve fit 7 goals in the first turn.

The future of Christensen in the Barça

In spite of his stood out performance, the central Danish has experienced a decrease in his importance in the last weeks. Initially, it turned into indisputable headline because of the injuries of Koundé and Araújo, but with the recovery of both, has been acting in three of the last six parties. Although these statistics are not alarming, generate restlessness given the strong competition in the defence. His absence in the crucial clash of the League of Champions against the Port wine was the detonante so that it expressed his increasing unrest in the last days.

As it informed the newspaper SPORT, recently took place a key meeting between the player and the directive of the Barça to tackle the continuity of the defence, the one who is not satisfied with the fault of minutes. In the conversation, both parts expressed his expectations of face to the rest of the season, arriving to the conclusion of not looking for an exit in winter, in spite of the numerous offers that has the Danish. Still it is for seeing if Xavi will reward the stood out performance of the player in front of the Athletic with more minutes, but Christensen has showed that it does not be missing him level and that is to the height of the titularity in the plantel culé.

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