Ílkay Gündogan in a warm-up with Barça


Ilkay Gündogan is left without playing for the first time this season

Published:13/04/2024 - 23:54h

Updated:13/04/2024 - 23:54h

FC Barcelona defeated Cádiz on Saturday (0-1), for the first time, without Ílkay Gündogan on the field so far this season. Xavi Hernández finally gave the German a break thinking about the revenge against PSG and the Clásico next weekend

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After 44 official parties consecutive adding minutes with the FC Barcelona, Ílkay Gündogan remained without playing in front of the Cádiz (0-1). The culés added three points in his visit to the New Mirandilla thanks to a golazo of Joao Félix with the mediocentro German in the bench, without ingresar to the field for the first time in the season. In a night of massive rotations, Xavi Hernández reserved to the of Gelsenkirchen with criterion, a decision that finish going out well.

The Barça went out in front of the group gaditano with a centre of the totally alternative field: Oriol Romeu, Sergi Roberto and Fermín López. Of the three, the only that kept his place during the 90 minutes was the ex Girona, since Fermín went out in the 80' by Raphinha and Sergi moved to the right side after the exit of Héctor Fort to half hour for the end. Of the headlines in the medullary thinking in the duels in front of Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid only saw action Pedri, whereas Frenkie of Jong also remained in the bench.

Xavi 'armoured' to Gündogan for the Classical

In addition to the need to give him to Gündo a deserved rest, the decision of Xavi to preserve to the ex captain of the Manchester City in Cádiz had to see with the disciplinary factor. The '22' great 4 yellow in LaLiga, by which was in risk of sanction for the Classical of the next Sunday in Santiago Bernabéu. These have been the only cards that has seen the mediocentro in the season.

For ílkay, the 2023/24 has translated up to now in 3.551 minutes of action delivered in 44 parties, 30 of them by League. In the First Spanish Division grieve was acting in four occasions (in front of Betis, in the two duels in front of Celtic and against the Ray), whereas in Champions also had remained out of the eleven in the visit to the Amberes. The others two parties in which the German remained out of the eleven were the two first of Glass of Rey. However, in all these opportunities, always played at least 20 minutes, with a global offensive contribution of 5 goals and 11 assistances.

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