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Dutch 'talisman'? Barça 'limps' when it does not have Frenkie de Jong

Published:24/09/2023 - 20:44h

Updated:24/09/2023 - 20:45h

Barça will have to deal with the absence of Frenkie de Jong due to an injury to his right ankle. With this, in addition to losing a great player, they also lose a man who has been considered a 'talisman' for the culés, since statistically the team has not done very well when he is not present

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The FC Barcelona starred a night epic in Montjuïc when tracing back a hard party against the Celtic of Vigo (3-2) with a sensacional doublet of Robert Lewandowski in the minutes 51 and 85, respectively, and Joãor Cancel, the one who sentenced the traced back with the third goal of the night in the 89'.

However, as in all history epic, no all were smiles. After the victory worked in front of the Galicians, the Barça had to confront a moment bitter in the meeting. In the minute 36, Frenkie Of Jong had to be substituted by Gavi because of an ailment in his right ankle. After the medical studies made to the Dutch, determined that it suffers a sindesmosis tibioperoneal distal, what will keep it out of competition during a time.

Frenkie -Of Jong has lost few meetings with the Barça

The native of Arkel, the one who up to now had played practically all the parties and possible minutes with the Barça in this campaign 2023/2024 (seven meetings and 544'), is not liable to the injuries. In fact, from his arrival to the City Condal in 2019 pertinent of the Ajax, only has lost 16 parties by injuries. It fits to stand out that any of these physical mishaps has had a sufficient impact as to leave it out of the terrains of game during so much time like this, that could keep it moved away between five and seven weeks.

Of Jong up to now was vital in the aspirations of the FC Barcelona, being a leader in the centre of the able field to control the rhythm of the game and manage properly the possession of the balloon. Besides, it was a big pasador and always offered like a good option to download game practically in all the long and width of the terrain of game. Without explaining his important defensive contribution when it was necessary.

Of Jong, the 'talisman' of the Barça

There is those who affirm that Frenkie Of Jong, in addition to his game, is a species of 'talisman' for the Catalan cast. In the duels in which the Dutch has not participated because of injuries (16 in total), the Barça only has attained to win six, with seven ties and three defeats. Aunado To this, his capacity goleadora has reduced to almost a goal by party, something atypical for the Catalans, that are used to to have good offensive registers.

Of the 16 crosses mentioned, his absences divide in seven parties at the end of the season 2019/2020, three parties in the campaign 2021/2022 and seven clashes more in the period 2022/2023 because of injuries in October and April. Definitely, the FC Barcelona will have to find the way of suplir the absence of a stellar player like Frenkie of Jong in the centre of the field, that every time remains without more names stood out. For now, Gavi outlines like candidate to occupy this place, and Fermín López offers like an option to consider as acting.

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