Busquets and Pedri celebrating a goal against Athletic

XAVI STILL HAS A LOT TO WORK ON

The only four positive notes left by Barça's elimination from the Cup

Published:21/01/2022 - 18:35h

Updated:21/01/2022 - 18:40h

Among the few positive things that could be observed in the elimination of Barça in San Mamés, some are in this short list, which only tries to find the flower in the swamp

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The elimination of the FC Barcelona of the Glass of Rey has left without another possible title to Xavi Hernández. With only the League -to 17 points of the leader- and the Europe League at stake, return a bit 'grey' the panorama of the institution regarding trophies in this season. However, in spite of the fall in Saint Mamés, still there are some points that can 'rescue' of the commitment in front of the 'lions'.

It does not do lacking Dembélé

The first can be the clearest, and is that the presence of the French was not necessary. The Catalans the same attained to see goal in front of the Basques, and generated sufficient occasions of danger to keep by 105 minutes with a marker quite parejo. Although it is missing still this dynamics between the players so that the rhythm of game was more fluent, the true is that the absence of the 'Mosquito' hardly noticed .

Ferran, a tarpaulin of Xavi

The incorporation that so much asked the one of Terrassa fulfilled and, by the moment, has fulfilled. The Valencian premièred his presence like goleador of the team, and kept to the culés in the party by all the first game. His good hit is a weapon that need the Catalans, and the proof that the shot in the middle distance is important remained marked in this key in front of the Athletic.

Good performance of Ter Stegen

Although the party have been a defeat for the condales, could have been a lot worse. The Bilbao finished in 19 opportunities, seven of those to door. Marc-André ter Stegen had an impressive performance, and helped to that the marker never despegara of the reality. With four cut across impressive, the German showed that still it remains him 'gas in the tank', and that it can go back to do leading as in previous years.

Pedri, recovered

Finally, the official return of Pedri. The Canarian had a very good performance and marked the goal that sent the party to the extention. Unlike Ansu Fati, seems that his injury has sanado in his whole and is smart to return to the normality inside the eleven initial of the egarense. By the moment, is an indisputable player inside the alignment, and with his party in Saint Mamés, does official his return with 'good foot'.

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