THE GOAL AGAINST, THE ONLY ASTERISK OF ARAÚJO
Ronald Araújo was once again dominant in another Clásico despite Vinicius' improvement
Published:20/03/2023 - 01:13h
Updated:20/03/2023 - 05:55h
Ronald Araújo, as usual, was one of the leaders of FC Barcelona on a key night. Against Real Madrid, he was key in trying to stop Vinicius Jr, although this time the Brazilian was more dangerous and incisive
Ronald Araújo vs Vinícius Jr is one of the most striking duels in the Classical. The charrúa, that where more comfortable feels is playing of head office, against the Real Madrid has adopted the position of right side to cover to the Brazilian, the one who is the main source of attack of the picture trained by Carlo Ancelotti. The battle between both, this Sunday in the Spotify Camp Nou, did not disappoint. All the contrary.
Unlike previous clashes, in which Araújo had dried completely to the attacker of 22 years, in the Classical of LaLiga the competition has been maximum and has not had to a dominador definite, because 'divided' the leadership on the field. 'Vini' Generated spaces in a few opportunities and advanced to his marker, but the '4' avoided that desatara completely and surpassed him.
Araújo-Vinicius, a duel of height
The intention of Xavi Hernández ranging to Araújo in the right side were very clear: it Wanted to that it turned into his 'couple of dance' and cancelled his best conditions, but in this party could not fulfil to 100% his mission because Vinicius Jr was more incisive and achieved, for the moment, give him the turn to the history to be able to drive more and approach to the area. This yes, except the unlucky action of the goal, did not have clear occasions.
Araújo Was very attentive in the coverages to avoid precisely this. Had to encourage more than the account for esquivarle and rebañarle the balloon. It was, probably, the hardest duel for the charrúa against Vinicius, although it completed the mission that it did not shoot directly to the area of Ter Stegen during the party.
Vinicius Caused the goal against of Araújo
The true is that, although Araújo was able to contain to the Brazilian attacker, happened him invoices the bad fortune to the nine minutes of party when, in his attempt to clear, finish marking the 0-1 against: Vinícius Jr achieved to impose in front of the rival saga and planted by the left side until background line to send a centre to some mate, but topó in front of an Araújo that had the intention to clear. However, for bad fortune of the charrúa, his head butt diverted to goal to surprise to Ter Stegen, in the first stick, touch in the wood and colarse in the meshes.