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Barça's problem in the midfield: Only Vidal contributes goals from the 2nd line

Published:9/01/2020 - 16:28h

Updated:9/01/2020 - 16:28h

FC Barcelona is relying heavily on its strikers so far this season. The Catalans need more input from their midfield, in which only Arturo Vidal is scoring goals. Among the rest of midfielders they only have 4 goals

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The FC Barcelona leads LaLiga and is in eighth of final of the Champions League in good measure by his offensive trident. Also Marc-André ter Stegen has avoided that his receive a good bunch of goals more, but the distinctive shot of this Barça is being the precise that it is in attack. Leo Messi, Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann form a lethal forward that is achieving paliar the lacks of game that is showing the team.

Between the Argentinian, the French and the Uruguayan carry 31 goals in League of the 49 that carries the group barcelonista. In Champions League, the 'MSG' great 6 targets of the 9 that has marked all the team, in other words 2/3 of the goals. The figures are demoledoras and leave clear that the Barcelona team depends too much of his three forwards to the hour to decide the meetings. For the moment, this has not resulted any problem, but in the long run yes could be it.

After them, the following maximum realizador of the Barcelona is Arturo Vidal, that is being key in League, where sum already six so many. The Chilean, this yes, has not been able to wet still in League of Champions. In spite of this, his contribution in the domestic championship is being decisive so that the culés go leaders. In parties where the trident has not been able to decide, the one of Saint Joaquín has appeared from second line to contribute goals and danger.

Precisely this second line is what is being missing him to the Barça until the moment. To exception of Vidal, the rest of midfield players blaugrana are not giving as much as would owe in the rival area. Between Frenkie of Jong, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Arthur Melo, Sergi Roberto and the already yielded Carles Aleñá add only three so many this course. The Brazilian, that carries several weeks disappeared of the map by injury, carries two, whereas the Dutch marked the another.

It is a bagaje very poor for all the line taking into account that, for example, in the Real Madrid between Luka Modric (5), Toni Kroos (4), Fede Valverde (2) and Casemiro (2) carry already 13 targets between all the competitions. On a long-term basis, the Barcelona goes to need that Of Jong, Rakitic and when it recover Arthur can add more danger and goals. In the football of nowadays the second line is increasingly important in the conquest of titles and have to contribute more in the appearance goleador.

The trident also commands in assistances

Also regarding the assistances all the midfield has to take a step forward, since the offensive trident also is being the one who is saving the pieces of furniture in this sense. Between Suárez, Messi and Griezmann add 23 assistances between Champions and Ties this course, whereas Arthur, that is the half that more has given, carries 4, and Of Jong or Rakitic only carry two. All the second line has to begin to connect more with the forwards, that, to exception of Leo, sometime can go down his figures in this appearance.

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