ARTHUR DISAPPEARED IN 2nd HALF
Arthur was sensational until the gas finished
Published:2/03/2020 - 19:57h
Updated:2/03/2020 - 19:57h
Arthur Melo started in the Classic and was one of the most positive news that the game left, at least in the first part. The Brazilian was excellent, but he ran out of gas too soon
Quique Setién decided to go back to plant four equal midfield players that did in Naples this past week in Champions League. In this 4-4-2, the Cantabrian planted to Arthur Melo beside Sergio Busquets in the half and to Frenkie of Jong and to Arturo Vidal flanqueándoles in the sides. Precisely the two mediocentros of the team, the Brazilian and the one of Badia, went the best of the Barça in the Classical in front of the madridistas.
In the case of the ex of Guild, at least, went it until it lasted him the petrol, that went much less of the expected. The international 'canarinho' shined in the first part and commanded in a Barcelona that it was upper, played well and had three opportunities of very clear goal to advance . One of them, in fact, went of Arthur, that surprised to Toni Kroos and to all the defence madridista in a played that seemed more than Leo Messi that his.
The '8' saw a balloon divided in career, carried it to him, saw that the German was his rival in the one against one and threw a fantastic autopase with which remained one for one with Thibaut Courtois. The Brazilian planted it to him to the right already inside the area and a bit escorado tried to surpass to the Belgian, that did enormous and finish taking it out 'in extremis'. The midfield player had the 1-0 in his boots in a first time in which it went the master and gentleman of the party.
It held the balloon when it burned, did not lose it never, touched in short, moved between lines, connected with the ones of up... The first 45 minutes were perfect and remembered to Arthur that shined in a stretch of the past campaign until the injury. When it is to this level, the presence of the ex of the Guild in the eleven has to be innegociable, since it improves each balloon that goes through he and is key so that the circulation of ball was fluent and agile.
Arthur follows accusing the tiredness
The problem is the time during which can keep this level 'top' that had in the first part of the Bernabéu. The Brazilian always has accused the tiredness in the second parts and against the Madrid went back to do it by enésima time. The half disappeared of the map in the seconds 45 minutes and did not find his place in the field neither with balloon neither without him. The Barça noticed this bajón and left eat terrain in front of the merengues, that recovered a lot of balls in the exit of game culé.
At the end, Setién gave by defeated and removed him of the field in the 80 to give entrance to Ivan Rakitic. Arthur, like the Barcelona, played 55 minutes in the Classical. It is curious that the bajón of the Barcelona gave more or less since the Brazilian began to accuse the tiredness and left to command. Without him, the barcelonistas had less mobility to take out the balloon played and the Madrid did blood with his pressure and his hunger to win. The ex of Guild has quality, vision of game, tactical sense, intelligence... In summary, has all what has to have a midfield player 'top' less a thing, the physicist. In spite of being indispensable by his qualities, until the '8' do not attain to hold 80 or 90 minutes to a remarkable level, will not be intocable.