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Barça's new dilemma: Who should shot the penalties?

Published:21/08/2021 - 19:52h

Updated:21/08/2021 - 19:59h

After the exit of Leo Messi, in the Barça remains an important vacancy to earn the penal, since the Argentinian was the one who always launched them

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In the FC Barcelona 'post-Messi', a lot of players have to assume new roles for 'cover' all what did the Argentinian in the field, remembering that by more than a decade was 'The Flea' has been the offensive engine of the team. In this sense, are many the decisions that Ronald Koeman has to take so that the team no 'seat' his absence. Or no so much, at least.

One of the key points are the penal, of which Leo Messi adueñó entirely. Without him, it will be necessary to take a decision and find a substitute, but the good news is that in the Barça there are a lot of options to assume this role, or so that they deliver them to him in this season. Antoine Griezmann, Memphis Depay, Sergio Agüero, Philippe Coutinho or Martin Braithwaite are of the big options that have the culés.

Nevertheless, of the long list, Griezmann is one of the forwards that has the best registers. The French has a percentage of tarpaulin of 64%. It has launched a total of 28 penal, annotating 18 of them. In the Barça, has launched two, failing one. Memphis, on the other hand, has an upper tarpaulin, of 75%, having converted 22 of the 29 that has launched in his career.

The 'Kun' Agüero, by his part, is another of the candidates (when it recover of his injury) and his statistical the 'promote'. The forward has transformed 48 of the 62 that has launched, withor n percentage of 77% of tarpaulin. Martin Braithwaite, that has earned two in the Barça (a tarpaulin and a failure), registers 64%, to the equal that Griezmann, with nine hit of 14 penaltis.

The surprise of Coutinho

The reality is that, of all the players of the FC Barcelona, Philippe Coutinho is the one who has the best registers: with a tarpaulin of 100%. In total, has annotated ten of ten. By numbers, would be the big elected in the Barcelona group to carry out the launchings. In any case, is not one of the players 'fixed' of Ronald Koeman and it will be necessary to expect to see if it will attain colarse in the approach of the Dutch trainer.

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