THE KEY PLAYERS
The five pillars of Barça in the first half of the season
Published:7/01/2020 - 23:02h
Updated:7/01/2020 - 23:43h
The low level of the collective game of FC Barcelona has maintained the results thanks to the backbone of the team, which has maintained the type at the individual level
The FC Barcelona has left a lot of doubts regarding his game in the present season, what has put in entredicho to Ernesto Valverde in spite of that the results keep leader to the team in LaLiga and classified it like first in the Champions League. In front of an inoperable collective performance, there are five players that, with his individual performance, have kept to the team in the high.
It began the season lesionado and could not play several parties, what converts the fact that at present it was the maximum goleador of LaLiga (13 so many) and of the FC Barcelona (15 goals) in a clear sample of the indispensable that is for the team. His capacity goleadora, assistant and influence in the game in general of the team do it indispensable. Without him, possibly there would be leadership suspender belt neither first place in the phase of groups of the Champions.
The faithful escudero of the Argentinian star also is in a state of spectacular form. It was appointed MVP of LaLiga in December and the true is that his 14 goals (11 in LaLiga and 3 in Champions League) have given to the FC a lot of Barcelona important points. In fact, in the parties in which it was missing by injury, noticed clearly the important that is his presence in the attack so that the team see goal.
So important like the goals of the star argensino and of the 'killer' Uruguayan are the unemployed saviours of the best goalkeeper of the world. Marc-André ter Stegen is to an anthological level and his glorious interventions are covering in a lot of occasions the bleeding of a defence that does waters. It is very difficult to see to the German commit errors of bulto, but very usual see him avoid goals sung. Besides, it has delivered two assistances of goal with his long kickoffs. A diamond in attack and in defence.
The only defence that approves with note in this first-half of season. Gerard Hammered is to less than a month to fulfil the 33 years but easily can say that is in one of the best moments of his career. His inspired performances also have saved to the team in a lot of parties in which his mates of line walked absent-minded or in which the pressure did not work. The Catalan keeps on being insustituible.
Frenkie Of Jong
The only player that has done intocable in the centre of the field and that has showed impudence and clairvoyance. His expulsion in Cornellà does not deny the fact to have turned into the big engine of the zone of machines, in which the irregularity of Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic or Arthur Melo has been evident. The Dutch contributes freshness in attack and in the recovery of balloons, and his decisions are used to to be always good in spite of his youth.