THE BARÇA, FEEBLE IN DEFENCE
Jordi Alba diverted a shot of Maxi Gómez to the goal of the Barça
Published:25/01/2020 - 17:24h
Updated:25/01/2020 - 19:30h
Another match more, the defensive weaknesses of the FC Barcelona allowed that Valencia CF advanced in the marker. Already there are 16 matches this season in that the rival scores first
Ter Stegen Can save to the Barça of a penalti, of diverse opportunities and clear shots... But it can not stop it everything. The guardameta German is not omnipotent, and the FC Barcelona can not allow the luxury to receive so many occasions of goal split after party. This Saturday, Valencia advanced just when beginning the second time by means of Jordi Alba, that diverted to his own goal a shot of Maxi Gómez.
It can not blame to Jordi Alba neither to any player in concrete, but rather to all the team. The FC Barcelona has not assimilated still all the concepts of Quique Setién, thing that joins to the bad defensive level that already comes dragging the group culé since it began the season 2019-20.
The first goal of Valencia seemed to activate to the Barça in search of the reaction, with Leo Messi and Ansu Fati being protagonists of some dangerous actions for the goal of Domènech. This offensive discharge, however, put in risk even more the goal of Ter Stegen, and Valencia used one of his best arms, the contragolpe, to sentence the party.
With Rodrigo on the terrain of game and the speed of other players like Carlos Soler, Gayá and Maxi Gómez, Valencia tieed up the three points in Mestalla. Maxi Gómez received a balloon in the aledaños of the area, something escorado, and took out of the basket a shot with thread that left to Marc-André ter Stegen doing the statue. Little it could do the German to avoid the target.
The Barcelona does not finish to give the jump
The long faces of the players culés and the feeling of tiredness accumulated in some players left clear that the FC Barcelona needs a wash of face in many respects. The arrival of Quique Setién would have to propiciarlo, although it is true that still is prompt. Hardly they have happened two weeks from the change of trainer, and the Barcelona does not finish to react to raise the season and fly to the titles.
There is not way that the team leave to receive goals with frequency, and Mestalla was a clear proof of fire to evaluate the Barcelona level in defence. Suspended. And first defeat of Quique Setién in the Barcelona bench, after three parties. We will see how it raises the team of face to the next party, that will be in front of the Leganés with reason of the eighth of Glass of the King in the Camp Nou.