PROBLEM FOR SETIÉN
Barça's defensive alarm against Real Sociedad
Published:6/03/2020 - 12:39h
Updated:6/03/2020 - 12:39h
In addition to the numerous injuries, Quique Setién will have to do also in front of the possible sanctions. Lenglet, Umtiti and Jordi Alba are apercibidos
This Sunday, the FC Barcelona will receive a powerful rival as it is the Real Sociedad. The group txuri-urdin, that carries three consecutive victories and that it is sixth in LaLiga Santander, already showed to be a dangerous rival in the first turn, making a big meeting against the Barcelona in Anoeta that finished in tie (1-1) or deleted to the Real Madrid of the Glass of the King in Santiago Bernabéu.
For the duel against the Basque group, Quique Setién will have the drops by injury of Ousmane Dembélé, Luis Suárez, Sergi Roberto and the one of last hour of Arthur, that has not been able to train this Friday and will not be able to play. Important problems that, explaining that the staff culé already is short of in case, do that the Cantabrian technician do not have too much by where choose.
Besides, there is a problem added: the possible sanctions. Until three players of the FC Barcelona accumulate four yellow cardboards and, to see a more, would lose the next meeting. The problem is that all these apercibidos are in defence, what mermaría even more the line of defenders that, remember, already has the drop of Sergi Roberto and only has of three head offices.
In concrete, the aperibidos of sanction are Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti and Clément Lenglet. In the case that the Catalan saw a fifth yellow, Junior Firpo would be the substitute. The real problem would be that the two French saw the yellow cardboard in the same party, what would do that both went low of face to the following and that Gerard Hammered was the only available.
It is thus that Setién, in front of the Real Sociedad, will opt again by the titularity of Hammered beside one of the two French not to risk to a hypothetical simultaneous sanction of both. The Catalan, that has played it practically everything, is showing a tremendo level and, with the years, has not seen reduced his provision, by what follows being indisputable.
Junior Firpo, the only that does not go in in dynamics
In total, Setién has of seven defences: Nélson Semedo, Sergi Roberto, Gerard Hammered, Samuel Umtiti, Clément Lenglet, Jordi Alba and Junior Firpo. Of all they, this last is the only that does not finish to go in in the dynamics of the team and only has opportunities in case that Alba was not available. The rest alternate responsibilities and minutes between them.