THE '22' SCORED FOR MADRID IN SUMMER
Raphinha faces the Clásico with the mission of confirming his status as a Barça star
Published:18/03/2023 - 20:17h
Updated:18/03/2023 - 20:17h
Sunday's Clásico represents a new golden opportunity for Raphinha in her quest to establish herself as a starter in Xavi Hernández's eleven. The Brazilian has been the best of the culé attack in the last month and hopes to score his first official goal against Madrid
The Real Madrid knows very well that Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski will be, again, the main offensive letters of the FC Barcelona in the Classical suspender belt. Unlike the last crash between both groups by the Glass of Rey, the ones of Xavi Hernández will have 'Lewi', but the good present of the Brazilian signals him like the most dangerous player for the saga 'merengue'.
And it is that the extreme has loaded with the offensive weight culé in the last two weeks, converting the goal of the triumph in front of Valencia and Athletic of Bilbao. With this, are already nine the so many that the one of Carry Cheerful sum in the season, same quantity of assistances in 37 official apparitions. In fact, four of these goals has turned them into the last seven days of League, where the Barça has suffered by the injuries.
Raphinha Already 'wetted' in front of the Madrid in summer
The Sunday, the Brazilian will look for his first official goal in front of the Real Madrid, since the extreme knew what was to mark in a Classical in summer. It was in the friendly contested in Los Angeles on 27 July, split that the ones of Xavi Hernández resolved thanks to a powerful finish of half distance of Raphinha. It was his letter of presentation and, after a first stretch of season complicated, the ex forward of the Leeds has cleared the doubts on his future.
Instead, the good moment of the player of 26 years has left signalled to an Ansu Fati the one who every time has less leadership in the Barça. The one of Bissau neither was summoned by Spain (Raphinha also is out of the Brazilian announcement) and aims like one of the possible index cards with which the club will try to do box in summer. The need to go down mass salarial aims to give off of a pair of forwards and, for now, Ferran Torres and Ansu have the poster of transferibles.
Xavi elogia the present of Raphinha
In the previous of the Classical, the technical egarense elogió the capacity of Raphinha to handle the criticisms and do a gap in the eleven. "It is a boy that has a lot of personality, a lot of, a lot of, and this does us well to all. To him like individual person and to the group. We have benefited us a lot of Rafa. In assistances, in goals... It is marking differences in the first year in the Barça and this is not easy. I think that it is a boy that has a personality tremenda to play here", argued Xavi.