SERGI ROBERTO OR SEMEDO IN THE XI?
Doubts and certainties in the line-up of the FC Barcelona against the Real Madrid
Published:17/12/2019 - 11:07h
Updated:17/12/2019 - 12:49h
Ernesto Valverde has outlined the line-up with which will face the Clásico of this Wednesday against the Real Madrid, although they still remain some doubts in concrete positions
The FC Barcelona will face this Wednesday a Classical of height in that the Real Madrid, that arrives with eight victories and three ties in the last eleven parties, will not put it at all easy. To bend to the ones of Zidane, Ernesto Valverde will have to configure on the terrain of game to the best eleven possible, and will do it without being able to have some that another player stood out, as in the case of Ousmane Dembélé.
Another of the players that neither aims to the alignment of the Barça is Arthur Melo, by what exist some doubts on who could occupy his place in the centre of the field and, in consequence, in the right side. We remember that Nélson Semedo just finish to recover of a delicate injury, and that so only played some minutes in the last commitment suspender belt in front of the Real Sociedad.
If Valverde throws of conservative character, therefore, the most likely is that it bet by what has worked him in the last weeks: plant to Sergi Roberto in the right side and to Ivan Rakitic, the 'resurrected', in the centre of the field beside Sergio Busquets and Frenkie of Jong. This is the most likely, but neither much less is ensured to the one hundred by one hundred.
And it is that the 'Txingurri' has of alternatives of weight in the bench, like Arturo Vidal that it always is smart to contribute in the big parties, and Carles Aleñá that has gone of less to more in the last days and could have also an opportunity. To all this, in the axis of head offices also exist doubts on if Samuel Umtiti will achieve to snatch, or no, the titularity to Clément Lenglet like companion of Hammered.
Where there is not any doubt is in the forward. The 'MSG' formed by Leo Messi, Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann will be to title to try drill the contrary goal, with Ansu Fati and Carles Pérez expecting an opportunity in the bench. Ter Stegen Will go back to be in the goal, and Jordi Alba in the left side unless it suffer physical annoyances.
Play the one who play, the Barça has an equipazo
Like this then , the eleven more likely of the FC Barcelona against the Real Madrid comprises some certainties and doubts, that will not resolve until an hour before the party. The Barça, luckily, has of a staff in which all the players are "important" -as it has said Messi in his last interview-, by what Valverde will have of spare alternatives to put in problems to the merengues.
Play the one who play, will have to sweat the T-shirt and leave the skin to struggle by the three points, in which it will be the last big challenge of the FC Barcelona this year 2019. For some players like Griezmann, besides, is like shot extramotivacional the fact to play his first Classical in the Camp Nou. And besides, in his best state of form of the season...