Raphinha v Valencia


A goal to dream of: X-ray of Raphinha in Barça's first duel without Dembélé

Published:2/02/2023 - 11:01h

Updated:2/02/2023 - 11:01h

Raphinha is in charge of taking over the reins of Barça's right wing after the unfortunate injury to Ousmane Dembélé. Although he was not fine at the beginning, he managed to leave his mark on the scoreboard to secure the away victory

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The injury of Ousmane Dembélé means a very sensitive drop for the offensive diagram of Xavi Hernández in the FC Barcelona. The French is the player more desequilibrante of the team by the right side and a constant threat in the one against one, what leaves to the partially unprotected club in spite of having pieces that can occupy his position.

However, the technician has given him a vote of confidence to Raphinha during the commitment in front of the Betis and has answered to perfection. The Brazilian situated in the band in replacement of 'Dembouz' and was one of the footballers that more initiative had during the 80' minutes that contested. In fact, it went the author of the first so much of the culés that opened the tin in Benito Villamarín.

The first part of the meeting was very worked but the Barça kept the control of the spherical at all times, desahogándose with the ex Leeds United by the right and with Gavi and Alejandro Balde by the left. Nevertheless, the first feelings of the complement were not of the all good for the 'canarinho', since it lost a lot of balloons and did not have the capacity of desbordar to his rivals with the same efficiency that Dembélé.

In spite of this, Xavi kept firm his bet in him and surrendered fruits to the 65' minutes of the second half, when a centre raso of Balde would arrive to his feet for alone have to push it and annotate the first target of the party. Although Raphinha needs to win more duels and have greater clarity in the vision of game, the true is that it did not go down the arms in any moment and the reward was worthwhile, so much for the as for all the technical body.

Proof in front of the Seville

Like this the things, will go back to do act of presence the Sunday in front of the Seville on the lawn of the Spotify Camp Nou. So much this duel like the next against the Villarreal will be proofs of fire for the attacker of face to the eliminatory of dieciseisavos of final of Europe League in front of the Manchester United, where will be able to be leading inside an eleven that expects to have his best arms to exception of Dembélé. The club trusts his capacities and is to the expectation that it follow showing that the investment in him will be remunerada with numbers and results.

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