Ernesto Valverde during the Leganés-Barcelona


Valverde, successful: his substitutions are key

Published:23/11/2019 - 19:58h

Updated:23/11/2019 - 19:58h

Ernesto Valverde may be criticized for the game of 'his' Barça, but what is not debatable is that he is hitting the key in the substitutions

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In spite of the final victory, the party of the FC Barcelona in Butarque against the Leganés was frankly discreet regarding the game deployed. Again we find us to the Barcelona with a rhythm of slow balloon, with predictable combinations and with a little effective pressure that left sold to the defence, especially in the first time.

Ernesto Valverde knew that it confronted to a team that has won solidity from the arrival of Javier Aguirre, reason by which bet by a system of four forwards: Leo Messi, Luis Suárez, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembélé. However, the invention did not work him and the first part was bad, being the Leganés more dangerous with his contragolpes that the culés.

Thus, the Txingurri moved index card and decided to put to heat to Arturo Vidal and to Ivan Rakitic. With them in the terrain of game, the team was more compact and in fact, the Chilean finish being key, since it annotated the goal of the victory after a refuse after a kickoff of corner. In spite of that it did not work him the initial diagram, Valverde went back to give in the nail with the changes.

And we say "it went back" because it begins to be usual that the replacements that poses the Barcelona trainer turn into big revulsivos for the team. In fact, this season, the FC Barcelona, in addition to being leader of LaLiga Santander​, is the team that more goals has marked with players gone out from the bench.

With the goal that marked Arturo Vidal against the group 'pepinero', the Catalan group already adds seven goals of footballers of soda, leading this curious statistics by in front of the Getafe, Raise and Real Madrid, whose acting add five targets in the three cases. In fact, any team of the five big European leagues arrives to these seven goals of the footballers of bench culés.

Without place to doubts, Arturo Vidal, in spite of being dissatisfaction with his continuous suplencias, is turning into the evidence of the important that are the players of soda. No only by his goals (carries four in the present campaign, one more than in all the previous), but also by the capacity that has to change the parties thanks to his physical deployment and his arrivals from second line.

Arturo Vidal: 2 goals

  • Day 2 (Barça 5-2 Betis): it Goes in in the 74' and mark in the 77'.
  • Day 14 (Leganés 1-2 Barça): it Goes in in the 57' and mark in the 79'

Luis Suárez: 2 goals

  • Day 4 (Barça 5-2 Valency): it Goes in in the 60' and mark in the 61' and in the 82'.

Ansu Fati: 1 goal

  • Day 3 (Osasuna 2-2 Barça): it Goes in in the 46' and mark in the 51'.

Arthur: 1 goal

  • Day 3 (Osasuna 2-2 Barça): it Goes in in the 53' and mark in the 64'.

Busquets: 1 goal

  • Day 13 (Barça 4-1 Celtic): it Goes in in the 23' and mark in the 85'.

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