It WAS MISSING SPARK
The big signalled in the Barça after the Classical
Published:11/04/2021 - 19:00h
Updated:11/04/2021 - 22:49h
It is innegable that the Barça struggled to the end for empatar in the Classical, but any player shined praise sufficient to stand out on the rest
The FC Barcelona fell of foot in front of the Real Madrid. The blaugrana struggled to the end to achieve the victory, but was not sufficient to impose in front of the madridistas that knew to shut in his field and take advantage of the opportunities that had in the area. In the second part, the mejoría of the Barcelona was remarkable and a balsam after some 45 minutes that seeded doubts in the team, by the result in this moment (2-0) and the put of scene of the culés.
Especially in the first part, were a lot of the distinguished in Valdebebas, beginning by Ronald Koeman, trainer culé. Already the past week, in front of the Valladolid, had remained doubts with the approach of the Dutch, but a milagroso goal of Ousmane Dembélé in the last compasses of the meeting relieved the worries. However, in front of the Madrid, the situation was worrisome.
It made a mistake Koeman?
The Dutch went back to opt by the 5-3-2, the system that more benefits him to the Barça, but with Ronald Araújo in the defensive saga, Frenkie of Jong in the medullary and Antoine Griezmann in the bench. The culés jumped enchufados to the terrain of Valdebebas, but the Madrid also had a lot merit to neutralise to almost all the players blaugrana in the field and, especially, the approach of Koeman.
The reading of Zidane was strategic. The most evident, before the party, was that it repeated the alignment that used in front of the Liverpool, with a 4-3-3, but the French opted for playing with Fede Valverde to take care his right band with the Uruguayan and Lucas Vázquez. The plan went out him of wonder and in the first so much of the Madrid, of Benzema, remained evidenciado. The 'Pajarito' began a career descomunal from his field, left portrayed to the medullary blaugrana, to Sergio Busquets mainly, and strolled by the terrain as if it was only. Jordi Alba, neither slope of him. Finally, it expected to Lucas, that yielded it to him to Benzema. The Frenchman defined to perfection, of swearword, impossible of descifrar for Araújo and Ter Stegen.
There it was the first and graver error of Koeman: the sides. In front of the speed of Valverde and the big offensive game of Vázquez, the Barça remained in pictures, adding, besides, the deployment by the another band, with Vinícius Jr and Mendy doing constant use of his speed. Sergiño Dest Little could do in front of the two players. However, for luck of the culés, Koeman reacted and gave a twist of 180 degrees, that did not finish being sufficient (by bad luck or referee's decisions).
Ghosts in the defence
Araújo Went back to the titularity and committed few errors. Lenglet, equally, with some problems for the exit of the balloon. Mingueza himself Dressed of hero and annotated the so much of the discount, in addition to his constant approaches to the area of Thibaut Courtois. The canterano was in leading way. However, the problems arrived by the sides. Dest And Alba, that were being of the most stood out in the last weeks, remained portrayed in front of the Madrid (by merit of Zidane, fits to clear).
In the second goal of the Madrid, of Toni Kroos, evidenció a very grave error of Dest that termnió despistando to Jordi Alba and Ter Stegen. The international by United States diverted the spherical and confused to his two mates. If it had not done this, the ball would have arrived to the gloves of the guardameta German. Finally, in the second part, Koeman 'loaded' to Dest and his importance for his approach remains in doubt.
It was missing magic in the medullary
Of Jong, Pedri and Busquets went back to play together after a few weeks. The reunion was not the expected and the three happened unobserved in the Classical, especially Pedri. The Tenerifean, that was being a pillar of the Barça, did not go determinant in front of the Real Madrid and abandoned the field in the second part. Frenkie, by his part, did not have his best party and complicated with the presence of Casemiro. Busquets, one of the most distinguished, had a very irregular participation and remained portrayed in the career of Fede Valverde for the first goal of the White House.
One of the points more keys to win in Valdebebas was to neutralise to the midfield players merengues. Koeman Was conscious that Kroos, Modric and Casemiro are the pillars in the Madrid and, in the Classical, remained very free. A point that corrected in the second part, when the team reacted, but finished remaining in at all by the 'hold' of the madridistas in the last minutes.