Arturo Vidal and Leo Messi in Mestalla


Arturo Vidal activated Messi and woke Barça in Mestalla

Published:26/01/2020 - 08:00h

Updated:26/01/2020 - 08:00h

Arturo Vidal did not shine especially in Mestalla, but it was decisive for Barça to wake up from his lethargy in the second half. The Chilean activated all his teammates and especially Leo Messi, who had chances to tie the clash

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Arturo Vidal was not neither of far the best player of the FC Barcelona in Mestalla, but at least yes gave him to the team something different since it went in to the terrain of game. The Barça slept in Mestalla during almost an hour and the entrance of the Chilean propició that the team barcelonista reactivated and began to arrive with more danger to the area valencianista. This, partly, was fault of the of Saint Joaquín, that day after day wins his minutes to base of character and good feelings.

The midfield player substituted in the 56 to Arthur Melo, that was to title for the first time from November. The Brazilian was of the most toneless of the Barcelona against Valencia and in any moment could mark the rhythm of the meeting. The ex of Guild was surpassed physically by the rhythm of the meeting and with balloon did not try at all different that could help to his. After so much time inactivo goes in inside the normal that was not fine, but the change that gave the culés when it left he and went in Vidal would have to concern him to the international 'canarinho' quite.

The first that did the Chilean at all more go out was to connect with Leo Messi that until this moment was almost missing. The Argentinian was a shadow in Mestalla in the first part and practically did not do at all remarkable. It lost quite a lot of balloons to be he, did not undo of his marks almost neither once and did not connect with Frenkie of Jong neither Arthur. Precisely for this went out Arturo, and did not take in achieving it.

The '10' began to feel comfortable having to Vidal by in front between lines and both combined in several occasions near of the frontal of the area valencianista. The one of Saint Joaquín was imprecise in many of his actions, but at least gave him something of spicy and intention to a Barça bored and adormilado in territory 'che'. The 'Rey Arturo' himself wanted to win, wanted to mark and all what did did it with this idea in the head.

Have to a so anarchic footballer like him in the terrain of game always is a weapon of double edge, but to the Barcelona is used to him work almost always. The half put between lines, exerted of pivote in a lot of cases and helped a lot to that Messi rid of some marks when it approximated to the area. The Barcelona did not mark, is true, but if had opportunities of goal in the last half hour was in good part blames of the movements of the Chilean.

Vidal seems indispensable in a Barça so flat

In a Barça so positional, horizontal and with so little depth, a footballer like Vidal can be decisive. In Mestalla did not go it to level of marker, but yes to level of feelings, since with him in the field his mates were others in attack. It is not fine with the balloon in his feet, does not have the command of the field and the spherical of others, neither is the style of midfield player that adjusts to the style of game of the Barcelona, but Arturo seems to be indispensable right now for the group barcelonista.

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