PROBLEMS IN THE AXIS
ALERT! De Jong played as a defender because of the injury of Ronald Araújo
Published:28/10/2020 - 22:29h
Updated:29/10/2020 - 13:27h
With Gerard Piqué went by sanction, the inopportune injury of Ronald Araújo in the first-half against the Juventus caused that De Jong played as a defense with Lenglet in the second half
The FC Barcelona resolved the first-half against the Juventus with very good feelings when winning by 0-1 thanks to the target of Ousmane Dembélé, but no all was positive for Ronald Koeman. And it is that the Dutch technician saw forced to plant in the second half, just when going out of the changing rooms, to Sergio Busquets in the eleven because of some muscular problems of Ronald Araújo.
The Uruguayan defender suffered annoyances in the thigh of the right leg, specifically, and remains slope of the medical proofs that will make him in Barcelona this Thursday, in the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. It was a grave setback for Koeman in the Allianz Stadium, taking into account that Gerard Hammered was not available by fault of the red cardboard that received in front of the Ferencvaros.
Araújo Noticed a lot pain after a crash with Chiesa in the first-half, and the change arrived after it finalised the first time. Sergio Busquets ingresó in the terrain of game in place of the defender charrúa, but Koeman opted by that it was Frenkie of Jong the elected to delay his position until the axis of the defence, beside Clément Lenglet.
The reality, surprisingly, is that the experiment worked wonderfully. The FC Barcelona did not suffer too backwards to exception of some occasion of the Juventus and of a goal cancelled to Morata in the second time (in the global of the party cancelled him three targets), whereas had more gone out of balloon and could surpass more easily the Italian pressure with the Dutch in the axis.
Of Jong offers alternatives to Koeman
If the drop of Araújo prolongs in the time will be a delicate situation, taking into account that Samuel Umtiti is not neither expects him , by what the Barça would remain only with Gerard Hammered and Lenglet like healthy head offices. All this, waiting for that Éric García can land in the Camp Nou from the next month of January, when it go back to open the market of winter.
If the Barça sees apurado, at least already has discovered that Of Jong can be a good alternative for punctual parties. And, in the hypothetical case that it also was missing the Dutch, always will remain the option of Busquets or to test to some another player in said demarcation, as it could be for example the case of Junior Firpo that hardly has minutes in the left side.