Nélson Semedo, against Sevilla


Nélson Semedo, brilliant as left back

Published:7/10/2019 - 20:02h

Updated:7/10/2019 - 20:02h

Alba was recovered from his injury, but Valverde chose to leave him on the bench against Sevilla and bet on Semedo. The Portuguese shone on the left

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Ernesto Valverde can have discovered a new joker for his defence. It is not another that Nélson Semedo, that usually acts like right side but that, in front of the injuries of Jordi Alba and of Junior Firpo, had to act of carrilero left-handed against the Seville. And the true is that it gave him the reason pro complete to the Txingurri, since cuajó a big performance to leg changed.

Jordi Alba has been some weeks in the dry dam by muscular problems, and arrived just to go in in the list of summoned of the party in front of the picture of Julen Lopetegui. Nevertheless, Valverde did not want to force him to play of start and opted for following with the same formula that had employed against the Inter of Milan: change of band to Semedo and delay to Sergi Roberto.

The bet went out so well that Valverde decided not doing play to Jordi Alba to give him a break after his injury. Nélson Semedo Fulfilled with grow playing to leg changed and gave a 'master class' in the left-handed lane so much in defensive works like cumándose to the attack to generate superiority.

In fact, the Portuguese side originated the first goal of the FC Barcelona against the Seville giving an assistance, with a temperate centre magistral and with the left leg that Luis Suárez finished of Chilean. During the 90 minutes, Semedo did not tire to visit the band upwards and downwards, showing a spectacular physical tone and taking out to relucir his qualities.

Jordi Alba and Junior Firpo, owners of the left plot

With Semedo, are in front of a new alternative that Ernesto Valverde has to follow contemplating if the drops constrain in the left side. By the moment, Jordi Alba keeps on being to title indisputable in this position and Junior Firpo, the second option, although the Hispanic-dominican is not having an easy adaptation and has committed some errors of bulto, although also a goal.

Of course, adapt to the game of the Barça is complicated for any player, and more still treating of a defence. The culés play with a very offensive system and thus to Junior Firpo still is missing him absorb the automatisms of the team to understand better the reading of each played.

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