FRENKIE WAS KEY IN THE CENTRE OF THE FIELD
Frenkie de Jong was Barça's differentiating factor in midfield
Published:29/11/2023 - 02:13h
Updated:29/11/2023 - 02:13h
Frenkie Of Jong has known to be again this mediocampista so important that the Barça and Xavi need, in this occasion being able to dominate the game in front of the Port wine in a decisive duel for the culés
The FC Barcelona ensured his pass to eighth of final of the Champions League 2023-24 after two years of absence with his victory in front of the Port wine (2-1), and also guaranteeed happen as first of group of virtual form. Both aims completed by the Barcelona team have arrived backed by a big performance of the Joaos, but also of Frenkie of Jong in the midfield culé.
The Dutch has returned to the team the past weekend after two months of absence and this Tuesday went back to be headline as already it went it in Vallecas and now yes that it could 'adueñarse' of the party during a lot of moments. In spite of a beginning complicated in front of the Port wine, the Dutch was carrying the party to his boots and showed that also like mediocentro can be determinant for the Barça.
Xavi has seen to Of Jong be a mediocentro very solvent
Xavi has long looking for a new pivote because it does not finish to see to the Dutch like fixed in this role, but the reality is that with the support of Gündogan the ex Ajax did not fail in controlling the party, especially when the Barcelona team already could find the goal in front of the lusos. This 1-1 of the culés has allowed that the Portuguese team detained a bit his pressure and from there the international with Low Countries was increasingly important.
The defensive work has not been a problem for Frenkie
Recostado In some moments in the left side of the field, Of Jong complete 86% of his passes when failing only 8 of the 59 totals that delivered, being besides very precise to the hour to throw long balloons with three tarpaulins in four passes tried. Frenkie Also lució defensivamente when achieving win until 10 duels in front of rivals, with three successful entrances and only committing an infringement, highlighting much more if we take into account the four that he received.