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THE URUGUAYAN, RELENTLESS IN DEFENSE

The Man of Steel: Ronald Araújo excelled above the rest even on the side

Published:17/02/2023 - 01:03h

Updated:17/02/2023 - 01:03h

Something with which Barça can leave this draw against United is that Ronald Araújo is their best defender and if he is in the center of it he becomes a much better team.

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Beside Raphinha, and perhaps Frenkie of Jong, Ronald Araújo was of the best players of the FC Barcelona in the tie in front of the Manchester United. The central, planted like right side by Xavi Hernández in the beginning of the party, solved very well the danger that could generate Jadon Sancho by this side of the field and besides could take out the balloon with clarity every time that it was necessary.

With the Uruguayan and Koundé investing his roles of the last two months, Araújo, unlike the Frenchman, did not leave in evidence that it could be uncomfortable on the lawn and even arrived to back to his mate in several played where did not retreat properly. With the entry of the changes, already near of the minute 70, the charrúa went back to the centre of the defence and, although there were attacks, the English could not go back to convert.

The reality is that in the second time, and especially after going up in the marker with the goal of Marcos Alonso, the Barça had a bajón important in his collective performance. A lot of players finished closing a performance of 6 points, although Araújo was one of the few that kept inside his current level in those 10 minutes of so much discomfort for the ones of Xavi.

Still like right side, the '4' followed containing very well to Sancho that happened careless almost all the party, whereas the two goals of the United came by the left sector. The first of them with Jordi Alba and Marcos Alonso going out in the photo of a good definition of Rashford, further of the complicity of Ter Stegen, as well as in the second in which Raphinha could not content to Rashford after a shot of corner earned in short.

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As well it has left clear Xavi, Araújo is a footballer that has grown an enormidad in the last two seasons and the reality is that right now it is between the 3 footballers of which the technical body can not dispense. Already it felt his absence when lesionó in September and right now is the leader of a defence in which it would not have to go back to go out more than the centre, except some emergency.

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