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The odd suplencia of Leo Messi against the Real Betis

Published:7/11/2020 - 17:08h

Updated:8/11/2020 - 11:01h

Leo Messi turned into the big surprise of the alignment of Ronald Koeman to measure to the Real Betis, in this case by his unexpected absence in the eleven initial

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Before the party that the FC Barcelona contested against the Real Betis this Saturday in the afternoon, Leo Messi was the only player of the first Barcelona team that had contested all the official minutes in the present season. However, Ronald Koeman surprised in his alignment leaving to the Argentinian star in the bench to bet by Pedri, Ousmane Dembélé, Antoine Griezmann and Ansu Fati in the forward.

The suplencia of Leo Messi against the Real Betis can consider odd. No by the fact to begin from the bench, since we are speaking of a player of 33 years that had played all the official minutes and that needed rest, but by the moment that Ronald Koeman chose not to have the captain from the first instant of the meeting.

Usually, when it does rest to a footballer is in moments in which the calendar is tightened, having a lot of parties concentrated in few days. In this sense, had been a natural option that the Argentinian rotase against the Dinamo of Kiev, but Ronald Koeman bet for doing rest to Leo Messi just before the stop of selections of this month of November.

In this case, the '10' will arrive rested to the commitments with the Argentinian selection, but will accumulate wear of face to when they restart the parties of the FC Barcelona. This yes, also is true that the fact to save minutes anytime of the championship can contribute positively taking into account that the calendar will be much more populated due to the fact that the season initiated later.

Another of the reasons by which odd that Ronald Koeman left to Leo Messi in the bench against the Real Betis is the fact to have to face up to a team that was showing so solid like the one of Manuel Pellegrini. Without place to doubts, a risky bet after having simado only two points of the 12 possible in the four previous days.

Like this it was the disposal

With Leo Messi in the bench, went Antoine Griezmann the footballer that occupied the mediapunta with total freedom. By the right band, played an Ousmane Dembélé very loose and that showed tremendously active, whereas in the left side played a Pedri with tendency to throw diagonals to the centre. As leading centre played Ansu Fati, as it already did in the Classical.

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