Ernesto Valverde in a match of Barça


The options of Valverde in the forward line for the Barça-Real Betis

Published:20/08/2019 - 16:10h

Updated:20/08/2019 - 16:10h

FC Barcelona receives this Sunday Real Betis in the Camp Nou, and will do it with several injured players in the forward line. These are the options of Ernesto Valverde for the line-up of the catalan squad

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The FC Barcelona lost in his première in LaLiga, and already looks for his first victory in the second day, against the Real Betis. After falling on the horn in Saint Mamés, the Catalans pretend to raise and look to forward, tieing up the three points in the Camp Nou and beginning to accelerate in the fight by the title. It will not be easy to impose to the Andalusians, and more with the problems that live in the City Condal.

The Barcelona will measure to the verdiblancos with a forward of circumstances, 'touched' by a plague of injuries. Between the worst conclusions of the trip against the Athletic Club stand out the mishaps of Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé, that were subjected to diverse proofs when finish his clash against the 'lions' and will be out of fight during several weeks.

The greater hope of the culés is Leo Messi, whose recovery is treating with a lot of caution. The one of Rosario returned of his holidays and noticed some annoyances in the sóleo of his right leg, that have forced him to make a pre-season exprés working only and without being able to take rhythm of competition, because in spite of his good feelings has not completed any training with the group.

The presence of the Argentinian in front of the heliopolitanos still is in doubt, and there are several alternatives for Ernesto Valverde. The Txingurri has to recomponer the offensive plot so that there are goals in the Estadi, and to find the calm in the senda of the triumphs while the changing room recovers effective. These are the options that the preparador extremeño will have to his disposal:

The options for the forward of the Barça

Antoine Griezmann

Griezmann Is, for the time being, the only healthy forward of the first team, although the fault of adaptation plays him clearly against. In front of the Athletic Club saw him suffer in left band and also like nine, so it will have to put the batteries along the week to be able to lead an attack in which it has remained only. Quality has to spare, and now has to attain that it put to the service of the team.

Rafinha Alcántara

As it begins to be dangerously usual, Rafinha was more was that inside the Barça this summer, but in the first day of LaLiga was the best of the Barcelona. The Brazilian jumped to the terrain of game to substitute to the lesionado Suárez and shined generating and finishing opportunities, although only it was missing him the most important, the prize of the goal. It offers a lot of solutions to the míster because it already has played in several occasions in any one of the three places of the forward.

The canteranos

Although his presence seemed reserved for the pre-season, Valverde could resort to the canteranos, since in spite of his youth and inexperience contribute talent and a specific knowledge of the style that practises in Can Barça. Carles Pérez could be one of the big benefited of the absences in the first team, as well as Abel Ruiz that it could be risen temporarily. No descarta that the extremeño demand to other members of the filial if it considers it necessary.

Other alternatives

The possible recovery of Messi conditions all the plans of the Barça, but there are other options to go out forward with what there is. The clearest are the changes of system that already applied in the past campaign, and that they could convert the training in a 4-4-2 with Griezmann and a companion and some midfield players with arrival to his back. The indispensable aim is to add a victory, and in what the balloon throw to film will touch to encourage to the maximum to surpass the obstacles that have crossed on the way.

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