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The doubts of Valverde with the possible rotations in front of the Real Betis

Published:9/11/2018 - 03:32h

Updated:11/11/2018 - 18:07h

The FC Barcelona confronts to the Real Betis this Sunday in the Camp Nou, and does it with several absences by injury and some novelties thanks to the footballers recovered. To the hour to configure the eleven, to Ernesto Valverde present him several doubts in shape of possible rotations

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Hardly they remain some days so that it start the last stop of selections of the year 2018, and to the FC Barcelona remains him a last effort to arrive with the duties done. It has certified the classification for eighth of the Champions, approached the pass to the following round of the Glass of Rey and pulled his leadership in LaLiga, one that wants to reinforce in the previous day to the international commitments.

The Real Betis visits the Camp Nou with challenging air, against a rival to the that mix him good and bad news in the infirmary. After a time of countdown, the Catalans have recovered to several important pieces, but at the same time have lost to other that in the last clashes were being indisputable.

Ernesto Valverde has to find the best balance between rests, opportunities and shooting, because in function of each one of his footballers has to loan attention to ones or other requirements. Shelving a goal in which anybody seems to move to Marc-André Ter Stegen -not even his own annoyances-, to the Txingurri will touch him 'wet' and decide.

The doubts of Valverde against the Betis, line by line

The defence aims to be of gala

The technician would prefer can rotar to Gerard Hammered and, especially, to Jordi Alba, but as they do not have spare his participation seems undoubted. Between Sergi Roberto and Nélson Semedo will be the right side, and the things seem quite clear with the central left-handed. Clément Lenglet arrives filmed and with confidence, and this would have to suffice to impose to Samuel Umtiti that it will have to throw of patience. Anybody wants to that the knees of the lionés go back to give a fright, but yes could begin to film of face to the duel against the Athletic of Madrid.

The centre of the field, intocable?

Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic and Arthur accumulate a lot of wear and will add more with his selections, but does not seem to have reliable alternatives to substitute them. Rafinha Alcántara is reinforcing the forward in the last weeks, and Arturo Vidal contributes an interesting profile but no so much against the Betis, in which they suit footballers more tactical and dressers against an opponent that will try to argue the possession.

The forward, with one thousand possibilities

For the time being, the only that seems fixed is Luis Suárez, because although Leo Messi has a lot of options, is not descartable that touch him rest. They are not few those that have signalled that the Argentinian could ensure after his injury in the elbow having something more than calm before the stop, but without Philippe Coutinho reduce the ideal options for the offensive plot barcelonista, what situates him like possible headline, possible acting, or even again without minutes.

An interesting alternative would be to plant to Rafinha by the right and to Malcom by the left, but Valverde does not want to precipitate with the ex of the Girondins of Burdeos and Munir the Haddadi goes down whole when it moves away of the goal. They remain Denis Suárez and Carles Aleñá , that could adapt to the place but do not have so much confidence by part of the míster. The doubts will resolve few hours before the pitido initial.

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