Andreas Christensen en un cruce contra Jon Guridi en el duelo entre el Alavés y el FC Barcelona en LaLiga

ANDREAS GAVE BALANCE TO THE CULÉ MIDFIELD

Xavi's positive 'experiment' with Christensen as pivot

Published:3/02/2024 - 22:04h

Updated:3/02/2024 - 22:30h

Andreas Christensen had a very interesting match against Alavés (1-3) in Vitoria, confirming what was an open secret in Barcelona: at a time when there is a shortage of pivots, he is a more than valid option

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And a day Xavi Hernández dared to plant to Andreas Christensen like pivote. The egarense, having the depth of staff that offers him the presence of Iñigo Martínez like option in the defensive zone, decided to give him an opportunity to the Danish in a position in which perhaps it had had very little shooting lately. Nevertheless, thanks to his very good exit of balloon from the bottom, his good pass and big defensive capacity, thought that it could surrender in this position.

In the commitment against the Alavés (1-3) in LaLiga, the one of Terrassa kept it in the terrain of game during a total of 83 minutes and the native of Lillerød answered of interesting way. The first minutes in Vitoria went mainly of 'acclimatisation' and adaptation in the terrain play, showing some unsteadiness. However, to measure that advanced the meeting, the '15' culé was soltando and showing good provision in his game, especially in the defensive part. His contribution in the centre of the field served for 'free' a bit more to offensive level to Of Jong.

Christensen, viable option for the pivote of the Barça?

In defensive terms, fulfilled quite well with his duties when it was required, making two effective entrances, an intercepción and two clear. Even it saw him try close several played in the heart of the area, acting in occasions like a third head office to strengthen the defensive line, that in more than an occasion showed some oversights that, fortunately, were not taken advantage of of effective way by the rivals.

Regarding the offensive appearance, Christensen had the capacity of fungir like an element of download in the half zone in more than an occasion, opting by a simple game. The majority of the times that received the spherical, did it of backs to the rivals and touched it fast and of simple way, contributing to treat to speed up the game of the Barcelona picture. Nevertheless, it noticed that perhaps it was not so agile to the hour to make twists to position facing the contrary field.

In spite of this, also saw him offer in more than an occasion like alternative in offensive, positioning in more than an opportunity in rival field. The only area in which perhaps it was not so precise in this day is his capacity to make effective long passes to surpass the lines of pressure, something in what it did not succeed in the party of today, failing in the four occasions that tried it.

The numbers of Andreas Christensen in front of the Alavés

  • Minutes played: 82
  • You touch of balloon: 56
  • Effective passes: 43/48 (90%)
  • Balloons in long: 0/4
  • Duels in the floor: 2/5
  • Aerial duels: 0/2
  • Stray possession: 7
  • Faults: 1
  • You clear: 2
  • Intercepciones: 1
  • Entrances: 2
  • Dribbled: 0

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