Jordi Alba during the Barça-Elche of LaLiga

It HIT XAVI?

Heads and tails of Xavi's 'revolution' with Jordi Alba's tactical movement

Published:18/12/2021 - 23:02h

Updated:18/12/2021 - 23:02h

One of the great novelties of the Barça line-up against Elche was the position of Jordi Alba ... A success by Xavi or a frustrated attempt?

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The FC Barcelona reencontró with the victory in LaLiga in front of the Elche, in a key party to add to the fight by the title or, at least, give hope in the last stretch of this 2021. The Barcelona fulfilled in the Camp Nou, to sack of his fans with a joy, but still there is a lot in what work and improve... In every aspect. Xavi has to follow with his blackboard to achieve the answers that, for the moment, does not have.

For the occasion, conscious of the big need of the culés to add three points, Xavi did not save at all and took out to the field to his best players. Jordi Alba was headline and resulted a surprise, place finish to receive the high medical. However, it was to 100% and the egarense had to take advantage of to one of his men of confidence in the team to look for, through thick and thin, add three points. For this, implemented an unexpected change.

In the drawing, the Barça went out with a 4-3-3 very marked, with Ronald Araj́or by the right and Jordi Alba in the left band, a pure side -in theory-, but with the development of the party remained clear that did not go to be static. In fact, Alba did not play practically like side, but more as inner incursionando in the attack with frequency. Something that benefited, but also prejudiced to the Barcelona picture against the Elche.

It is a complete expensive and cross. In the first part, the one of L'Hospitalet was incisive, participatory and with win of dinamizar the attack of the Barcelona. Of his boots were born several approaches to the goal of Édgar Badía and signed some 45 very correct minutes. The position benefited him to show his offensive power, in what more it stands out ... But the 'magic' did not last a lot and arrived a new bathroom of reality.

Also it is necessary to defend, Jordi!

Although it is true that before the rest was hit and with direct participation in the offensive game, his second part will remain for the 'forget'. The Barça left to attack and the Elche took advantage of to equalise the marker. They were two goals in two minutes in which all the defenders, included Jordi Alba, remained signalled. And it is that his 'new' demarcation improves his activity of face to the attack, but leaves more weakened the left zone.

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