Arturo Vidal and Rakitic, options in Wanda


The two alternatives to supply Busquets in the Wanda

Published:23/11/2019 - 17:23h

Updated:23/11/2019 - 17:23h

Sergio Busquets saw the fifth yellow in Butarque, which automatically discards him for the Wanda match against Atlético de Madrid. Valverde has several alternatives

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The FC Barcelona achieved a grey victory but very worked against the Leganés, although the little flowed game was not the only bad news of the party. Sergio Busquets, a fundamental man in the diagrams of Ernesto Valverde, saw the fifth yellow and will fulfil cycle in the next split suspender belt that is, neither more neither less, the party of Wanda Metropolitan against the Athletic of Madrid.

In front of these circumstances, the Txingurri will have to look for solutions to cover the drop of the mediocentro of Badia. In sight, there are two logical alternatives to form the centre of the field, one that would force to move some pieces and another that simply would suppose a man by man and leave the rest as it was.

The favourite option: Arthur-Arturo Vidal-Of Jong

By the antecedents, everything aims to that Frenkie of Jong, Arthur Melo and Arturo Vidal will be the three footballers that form the medullary in Wanda Metropolitan. But inside this option, there are two variants. The first is that the Dutch do 'of Busquets' as mediocentro by in front of the defence, with the Brazilian and the Chilean occupying the interiors.

The second is that it repeat the formula that already worked wonderfully against the Inter of Milan: Frenkie of Jong and Arthur in a double pivote to give fluidity to the exit of balloon and Arturo Vidal descolgado like mediapunta, to take advantage of his deployment and his arrivals by surprise from the second line. The Italian team has a similar game to the of the Athletic, by what this second option also earns strength.

Man by man: Rakitic-Of Jong-Arthur (Arturo Vidal)

Neither it would be descartable that Ernesto Valverde gave the opportunity to Ivan Rakitic​ that, in spite of that it is not having too leadership in the present season, is the player with some technical conditions and tactics more similar to the ones of Sergio Busquets. In this case, the Croat would form by in front of the defence, of the same way that did in Butarque against the Leganés.

By the moment, the conditions exhibited by Of Jong do that so much Valverde like the rest of the barcelonismo think in the Dutch more like an interior that like a successor of Busquets. If Rakitic plays, Of Jong will keep his usual place probably beside Arthur Melo, although it also would be likely that Arturo Vidal left to the Brazilian in the bench, treating also of a physical rival like the Athletic.

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