Araújo and Romeu lament after Mallorca's first goal (2-2)


Xavi's plan with rotations still does not work at Barça

Published:27/09/2023 - 01:56h

Updated:27/09/2023 - 09:41h

FC Barcelona added its second draw of the season on Tuesday during its visit to Mallorca (2-2). The demanding culé calendar forced Xavi Hernández to make rotations that, once again, showed important shortcomings in the Barça game

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The rotations were fundamental part of the plan of Xavi Hernández to take out a triumph of the visit to Mallorca. However, the changes in the XI did not have the impact wished and the tie in Sound Moix (2-2) results an unexpected prick for a team that recently assaulted the leadership the past day, previous traced back 'in extremis' on the Celtic. To the equal that the past season, to the team do not seat him well the numerous changes in the eleven.

The egarense changed to his pair of head offices for the first time in the season and, again, committed childish "errors", like the own trainer culé defined them after the party. A bad pass of Ter Stegen to Oriol Romeu facilitated the things to the Balearic group to advance in the marker in the minute 8 and, from there, each attack of the venues generated uncertainty in the unpublished pair Araújo-Iñigo. The Basque did not have too much fortune in his first titularity, whereas the 'charrúa' showed that it still is not to the 100 % after his last injury.

The alternative forward neither had his night

In attack, the míster of Terrassa bet by Raphinha and Ferran Torres of entrance, with the one of Foios as '9' to give rest to Robert Lewandowski. Although the Brazilian was the best of the Barça, for Ferran the night was much more complicated, participating very little in the game culé when remaining isolated like only referent of area. Neither it had his best night Joao Félix, further to having brushed the so much in two opportunities where the local goalkeeper and the crossbar cut his series goleadora.

Before the fulfil the hour of party, Xavi resignó the initial plan with the entry of 'Lewy' by Torres. Minutes later, Lamine Yamal and Fermín López ingresaron by Joao Félix and Oriol Romeu, two key variants to save the invicto in the visit to Mallorca. The extreme was a constant headache for the Balearic defence, whereas the mediocentro finish converting the so much of the 2-2.

The defence has to recover the solidity of the past season

In front of the Seville, is very likely that the pair Christensen-Koundé return from the start, with the doubt of if Araújo keeps or no in the eleven. For the Barça, is indispensable to recover the defensive solidity, as the 8 so many fit in the start suspender belt contrast enormously with the performance of the past season. In the 2022/23, the alone team fit 7 goals in the first turn, even in spite of the injury of the 'charrúa'.

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