Joao Cancelo el MVP del duelo entre el FC Barcelona y el Oporto (2 1)


Cancelo 'came out' on the left and was the undisputed MVP of Barça against Porto

Published:29/11/2023 - 00:43h

Updated:29/11/2023 - 01:28h

João Cancelo once again claimed why he is one of the best full-backs in the world. The Portuguese excelled against Porto in a performance in which, despite having started from the left, he managed to score a goal and provide an assist, being vital to achieving a valuable victory for the culés

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João Cancelo went back to show why was one of the names in which Xavi Hernández asked with elder ahínco to reinforce the sides of the club. The one of Barreiro, the one who apparently came under scrutiny by a presumptive drop of performance that many decided to associate to the little time of rest that has had, decided to dissipate all these dissident voices topping a truly flawless party and with something of drama in the victory of the Barça in front of the Port wine (2-1).

The luso, in front of the doubts in the performance of Alejandro Balde, started by the left side, lane where erigió like an authentic threat. The ex of the Manchester City gave chair regarding incursions in offensive matter, turning into the headache of Joãor Mário and Pepé, those that seemed that they could be his custodios by the band, but that finally have not been able to do him shadow.

The big performance of Cancelo against the Port wine

Although the Portuguese had a beginning of party something toneless, like the Barça in general, after the annotation of Pepé to the 30', comandó the change of chip that did the combined Barcelona to go in quickly to the party. And how no, if to the 32', after receiving in band a go through part of Pedri, gave an authentic sample of quality and gallardía, encarando to his marker, to the one who rebasó without problems, for afterwards asestar a derechazo furibundo that won the resistance of Diogo Coast.

The influence of the Portuguese no resumiría only to a converted target, as it also went determinant to finish to break the parity in the marker. Since the annotation of Joãor Félix to the 57', is born of his booty, as after a new arrival to background line, in which, on the other hand, did a big reception of balloon with the breast after the pass in long of Frenkie of Jong, attained to put him a centre raso to his compatriot in the heart of the area, with a balloon that went through between the legs of the defenders of the Port wine.

The numbers of João Cancel in front of the 'Dragons'

Further of his direct influence in the marker, also could evidenciar the fan of tools that could offer the Portuguese with his flawless performance, showing as a highly effective alternative in registers like the pass. In this sense, completed two of three centres to the area that tried and the four passes in long that went out of his booty arrived to good port, being this key to break defensive lines, question that also gave him well with the dribbling, as of the eight that tested, six were effective.

No only this, Cancel also, further to having executed two finish to door, no desentonó in the defensive appearance, blocking a shot, intercepting one and doing four effective entrances, with the addition that they could not dribble him in the 82 minutes that was in field, committing grieve two infringements.

The Portuguese finished lesionado the meeting?

Independently of the sportive performance, aroused a moment that generated alarms in the fans and in the City Condal, as the Portuguese left of the meeting with visible gestures of discomfort that, in a first moment, did to think that it could be confronting to an injury. Nevertheless, it seemed that that is more associated to a picture of physical fatigue by the enormous deployment that made the Portuguese during the duel in front of the 'Dragons'.


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