Ansu Fati, excited after scoring a goal with Barça


Barça's strengths and weaknesses before Madrid's visit

Published:22/10/2021 - 01:21h

Updated:22/10/2021 - 10:05h

Barça is 'playing' life this Sunday at the Camp Nou before the visit of Real Madrid and there are many issues to be resolved in the team led by Koeman

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The FC Barcelona confronts this Sunday 24 October to the Real Madrid in the Camp Nou, from the 16:15 hours. It is a duel that goes further of the dispute of the tenth day of LaLiga and gathers to the two historical rivals of the Spanish football, that are needed of points, but also to show in the field an approach convincente that move away the doubts of his surroundings, in both edicts. For the Barça is a vital party in which the only option is to add the three points, but will not be something simple.

The Barça receives to the Madrid withl low ace of Araújo, Dembélé, Pedri and Jordi Alba, in addition to an urgent problem that leaves to the Barcelona in a worrisome situation: the team does not have identity, neither a leader and plays to something that few or anybody comprises. Ronald Koeman has not achieved that the Barcelona are reliable, defensive neither ofensivamente and are many the weaknesses that has the team of face to the Classical and the rest of the season, appearances in which it is necessary to work immediately.

With the Barça remains the feeling that any sector of the field is working as it is had to, beginning by the goal, with Marc-André ter Stegen that is very far of his best version and that has left a sea of doubts in a lot of opportunities. This, in any case, does not remove that the German is insustituible and that has saved to his in a lot of opportunities. It has to improve, but it is important for Koeman and company.

In the defence is where more notice the lacks of the team, marked also by the drops, but the situation is alarming. To the team hurt him with very little and there are too many cracks, something of what the Real Madrid can take advantage of easily, remembering the big level that are having Karim Benzema or Vinícius Jr, that look for and create hollow to mark and 'shatter' to his rivals, but also taking in account to footballers like Kroos, Modric or Casemiro, those who accustom to strike from out of the area. They are pure danger and the Barça has to close backwards.

Following with the medullary, there are positive news and is where the Barça has more fortresses, but also weaknesses. The Barcelona are 'taking advantage of' of the best version of Busquets and a Frenkie of Jong that, although it has been a bit desconectado, keeps on being vital. To this, it is necessary to add him a Gavi that is squandering personality and character in his first season in the first team. However, with the Madrid it is necessary to be very attentive, because in front will have to some mediocampistas with a lot of experience and that already have them 'complicated' in the past season.

They will leave to run to Fede Valverde if it plays? They will cover the master passes of Luka Modric, that reads the field like few? They will be able to brake the attempts of contragolpes, that sure will be many? The three of the medullary have to be more put that never in the field, because the picture madridista can and knows to generate danger very rapido and also with a lot of ease. Besides, focusing us in the offensive options of the Barça, have to step forward.

It is vital that Of Jong add more to the attack, as it tried it in the beginning of the party in front of the Benfica. The arrivals from second line, the centres and played by the half can be vital for 'noquear' to a Madrid that also is suffering to defensive level and to the that also can hurt him with very little, as they have showed in the last parties.

The dilemma in the forward of the Barça

There are lights and shadows in the line of attack of the FC Barcelona, without place to doubts. Beginning with the good news, Ansu Fati can be the 'factor X' of the Barcelona picture and already knows what is to mark him to the Real Madrid. It has showed a level superlative and the culés can trust when he plays, but all the weight can not be on his shoulders and this is a reality that hurts: it is 18 years old, it finish to go out of an injury that kept him was ten months... It is necessary to be patient, like this have performances stood out, because but the pressure goes to be insoportable for him.

Memphis Is the fixed second in the line, but the Dutch has sinned, maybe too much, by his altibajos. It began the season of way ilusionante, but has gone 'going down' his level, especially in the most important parties, in which it has not appeared. The Barça needs his best version urgently. Of Philippe Coutinho and Luuk of Jong, what can say ? Further of the goal that have marked each one, little have done... And this is a terrible news for the Barcelona, that follow waiting for a 'miracle' with them.

It will be a key party so that they can show a version that ilusione, with upsetting to a very experienced Sergio Agüero that it can add more minutes this Sunday and that it can be a player diferenciador so that the Barça have 'spark' up. Had a discreet debut in Champions and League, but neither is to 100%... It can 'redeem' in front of the eternal rival.

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