Samuel Umtiti played well against the Granada

UNEXPECTED PRESENCE IN THE ONCE

Umtiti brings hope to Barcelona with his match against Granada

Published:9/01/2021 - 20:55h

Updated:9/01/2021 - 20:55h

Samuel Umtiti was to title in front of the Granada after the injury of last hour of Ronald Araújo and had a performance more than correct in the new The Cármenes

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Samuel Umtiti was to title of unforeseen this Saturday, in the party that confronted to the FC Barcelona to the Granada in the corresponding party to the day 18 of LaLiga Santander. Ronald Koeman had bet by Ronald Araújo and Óscar Mingueza in the central axis of the defence, but the central Uruguayan lesionó during the warming and finally could not jump to the lawn of the new The Cármenes.

In front of the physical problems of Ronald Araújo, Ronald Koeman did not have too where choose -taking into account that Gerard Hammered is lesionado of long length and that Clément Lenglet fulfilled cycle of five yellow cardboards and was sanctioned- and opted for accompanying to Óscar Mingueza with Samuel Umtiti, that was the only central defence available that had in the bench.

On the contrary of what could fear apparently during the present season, the party of Samuel Umtiti was more than correct. The central French began the party with a big serenity to the hour to take out the balloon played and acting with experience in front of the tackled of the Granada. This yes, as it already is usual from does months, still no sees him the physical tone ideal and in a lot of actions sees him too slow of movements.

In spite of this, the performance of Samuel Umtiti was very correct and no can him put too many peros. It did not commit errors and compenetró well beside Óscar Mingueza, by what seems decided to be a viable option for Ronald Koeman. This yes, his mate in the central axis also was very solid and fine in the exit of balloon, by what the frank-Cameroonian will have a firm competition in the place of head office.

Umtiti Also gave the fright

Not even in a party plácido and of little requirement for Samuel Umtiti could avoid that the international French gave the fright with his already usual physical problems. Before arriving to the half hour of game, the frank-Cameroonian went to the floor after an action in which it snatched the balloon to a player of the Granada but, act followed, remained tended on the lawn of the new The Cármenes demanding medical assistance.

Ronald Koeman did not take in moving the bench - in which they no longer remained more central- and put to heat to Miralem Pjanic and to Junior Firpo like solutions of emergency, since Sergiño Dest also had lastimado. Fortunately, Samuel Umtiti did not take in raising and could follow playing without problems to complete a hopeful performance.

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