Rakitic Was to title in Granada with the Barça

1ª TITULARITY OF THE SEASON

Rakitic wasted his opportunity and was as bad as the rest of his teammates

Published:22/09/2019 - 08:28h

Updated:22/09/2019 - 08:28h

Ivan Rakitic started for the first time this season against Granada. The Croatian did not take Valverde's opportunity and was as gray as the rest of his teammates. He did not contribute anything different and was replaced by Vidal in the absence of half an hour

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Ernesto Valverde took out an eleven to the New The Cármenes with several novelties regarding the of the Champions against the Borussian Dortmund. Some were forced, as the one of Junior Firpo by the lesionado Jordi Alba, but others were simple technical decisions, as for example the one of Ivan Rakitic, that debuted like titling this campaign against the Granada.

The 'Txingurri' changed two pieces of his midfield, Sergio Busquest and Arthur, by Sergi Roberto and by the Croat. The one of Rheinfelden was in front of his big opportunity to show him to the technician barcelonista that it has to retell with him like antaño, but finally did not take advantage of it. The ex of the Seville was so toneless like the rest of his mates and managed without penalty neither glory by Granada.

The Balkan no enchufó to the crash in any moment and hardly stood out in any played along the little more than 60 minutes that was on the field. The slow rhythm, bored and plane of the Barça in the meeting was excatamente the same that had Rakitic, that could not surpass the very hard defence that planted the Andalusians in the terrain of game.

Antoine Griezmann and Junior Firpo that acted by his band, neither helped him too much to connect to the party. The Hispanic-dominican was not at all well and even failed in the goal of the Granada, whereas the French was disappeared once again in the left side. Rakitic Did not combine too much with any and Valverde finished substituting him when it was missing half hour for the end.

Arturo Vidal, that neither is explaining too this year, went in by him in the 61 to try arrive with more danger to the rival area. The Chilean neither was fine and did not improve the provision of the Croatian. Few minutes after going in, the one of Saint Joaquín committed the penalti that to the dessert would mean the 2-0 of the Granada.

Rakitic Will go back to the bench

Although any of his mates gave the level in the New The Cármenes, Rakitic will be one of which pay the duck in the next days. It was his opportunity to give a hit on of the table and did not do it. The most likely is that next week it go back to the bench so that it play Arthur to the that the Barcelona threw in fault.

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