Frenkie Of Jong was expelled against the Espanyol


De Jong won't play against Granada: Competition confirms his red card

Published:9/01/2020 - 18:44h

Updated:9/01/2020 - 18:44h

Frenkie de Jong was ejected for a double yellow against Espanyol in the derby. In addition to the two lost points, Barça will also have to face the Dutchman's decline against Granada once Competition has confirmed his sanction

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The FC Barcelona lost two points of gold in the derbi against the RCD Espanyol, partly, by fault of the imprudencia of Frenkie of Jong. With the party controlled, the marker in favour and with alone 15 minutes by in front for the end of the crash, the Dutch caused his expulsion with an agarrón childish​ after losing the ball. Few minutes before, the ex of the Ajax also had cut another counterattack espanyolista with an entrance by behind that it cost him his first yellow.

After seeing the second caution, the Dutch had to leave of the field expelled and the Espanyol finished empatando the meeting in the last minutes. In spite of the red, still was not official his drop in the next commitment suspender belt of the Barça against the Granada, but this Thursday has done official. The Committee of Competition has confirmed his sanction against the Andalusians and the mediocentro will not be able to participate in the party in the Camp Nou of 19 January to the 21:00 hours.

It will be the first crash that lose the midfield player since it arrived to the Barcelona in summer, since until the moment had participated in all the meetings. Ernesto Valverde, therefore, will have to look for him replacement to a footballer that is being fundamental in his tactical diagram. The trainer barcelonista has trusted he from the first day and the footballer has turned into one of the indispensable of the extremeño.

Waiting for seeing how evolves Arthur Melo of his injury, seems that the elected to substitute to the international 'orange' will be Arturo Vidal. Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic seems that they will share midfield with the Chilean in front of the ones of Diego Martínez. Another option would be that Nélson Semedo went back to be headline in the side and that Sergi Roberto went up to the centre of the field to accompany to Busquets and to the Croatian or to the of Saint Joaquín.

In the case that the one of Reus went back to the half, the common sense says that Vidal would be the another inner, since Rakitic is used to to play in the right, that is where Roberto manages usually. It was as it was and it play the one who play, the drop of Of Jong will notice with almost total security by all what contributes. The ex 'ajacied' gives him, in addition to quality and solutions, an extraordinary dynamism to the centre of the field culé. Without him, Busquets will have the double of work to take out the balloon from backwards.

The turn of Arthur, fundamental

It would be a big news for the Barcelona that for this 19 January Arthur already was recovered. The Barça is throwing a lot of less to the Brazilian and without Frenkie his presence could be fundamental in front of a team like the Granada. The grenadian will go out to the Camp Nou replegados and expecting backwards to go out fast to the against. In parties like this, footballers like the ex of the Guild can mark the difference moving fast the ball and finding hollow.

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