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Another test for Barça: More changes in the defense for the Champions League

Published:24/11/2019 - 12:58h

Updated:24/11/2019 - 15:40h

Barça had to make some changes in its team to visit Leganés, and it will have to repeat strategy in the Champions League. The defense will face a new reform for the test against Borussia Dortmund

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The FC Barcelona reappeared after the stop of selections with another victory in LaLiga, and now looks for a key triumph for the Champions. Although the feelings were not the best in the clash in front of the Leganés, touches to do borrón and new account thinking in the Borussia Dortmund, to sentence definitively the first place of the Group F and obtain the mathematical classification before a demanding visit to Milan.

The changes that Ernesto Valverde applied to the defence in Butarque will go back to repeat , since the drops have left it in picture. Next Wednesday, Nélson Semedo and Jordi Alba will follow without being available by his respective muscular injuries, and although Sergi Roberto is back after fulfilling a party of sanction in the championship of the regularity, now the one who falls is Gerard Hammered by accumulation of cautions.

The axis of the saga is very pending of two footballers, and soon there will be news on the state of Clément Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti. The one of Beauvais could not attend to the appointment in the capital by some annoyances in the left twin, and the one of Yaundé carries several months without participating in two consecutive meetings because of his physical fragility. Both aim to the titularity in front of the Germans, and if they are not to 100%, Ronald Araujo and Jean-Clair Todibo could cover them the backs, taking into account that the Uruguayan is by in front in the preferences of the míster and that the one of Cayenne finish in the terracing of the coliseo 'pepinero' by technical decision or by some annoyances that are without confirming.

Neither it goes to be easy to reorganise the lanes, in which they exist forecasts something more optimistic. In front of the absence of two indisputable players, it will be necessary to trust sure in Junior Firpo in the left band, and between Sergi Roberto and Moussa Wagué will be the right. The two youngsters completed the 90 minutes in front of the team that directs Javier Aguirre, and the Senegalese shined while the Hispanic-dominican cuajaba a duel more than acceptable. The power of both can be key in front of the swift attackers germanos.

The medullary and the forward also will review

In the commitment in the Camp Nou also will be necessary to loan attention to the medullary, with a constant rotation party to party. In Leganés started Frenkie of Jong and Sergio Busquets of start and left step to Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal, by what Ernesto Valverde has to review his strategy and choose to the candidates more in shape for apuntalar the room of machines. The battle in the centre of the field will be decisive.

What seems little likely is that it show again a 4-2-3-1 that atascó to the forward, in which Leo Messi, Luis Suárez, Ousmane Dembélé and Antoine Griezmann did not finish to connect -partly by the big defence of the Madrilenian-. The Argentinian and the Uruguayan have a place deserved between the headlines, and between the two Frenchmen, with permission of Ansu Fati and Carles Pérez, could be the third leg of the trident.

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