Samuel Umtiti in the party against the Elche


Umtiti complied with a note on his return to the eleven

Published:24/01/2021 - 21:18h

Updated:24/01/2021 - 21:18h

Samuel Umtiti returned to start with Barça this Sunday and had a fairly simple game. Elche did not force him too much in defense and in the exit of the ball he was right

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Samuel Umtiti went back to the titularity in the Elche-FC Barcelona of this Sunday. For surprise of many, Ronald Koeman decided to include to the French in the eleven initial, as it already did against the Granada does some weeks. From this meeting in the New The Cármenes, the Frenchman had not gone back to contest neither an alone minute, by what there was win to see how answered he and how answered his maltrecha knee.

Although the group ilicitano did not force him too much, it is necessary to say that the frank-Cameroonian completed a crash more than solid and followed with the good feelings that left in Granada. Lucas Boyé was his main and almost only threat, but between him and Ronald Araújo, that went back to be sensacional, achieved to minimise to the Argentinian, that appeared to dropper during all the duel.

His only error, and can not consider a his failure in yes, went the risky pass that gave him to Óscar Mingueza in the clearest opportunity that had the Elche. The one of Yaoundé changed the ball of band remaining something short and doing that the canterano had to displace to the centre, and Mingueza slept after the control and finish losing it in front of a Rigoni that failed in the one against one against Ter Stegen.

Further of this action, that at the end did not go more than an anecdote, the party of Umtiti was almost perfect. It was to the crossing when it had to do it, did not lose almost any individual duel by his zone and with balloon was sensacional. Precisely in this last was where more stood out, since it showed that in absence of Gerard Hammered, he is the defender with better exit of ball of the staff.

The tranquility with which drives 'Big Sam' and the coolness with which expects until finding some line of pass is improper for a central. In Elche, the Barça took advantage of these qualities in a lot of occasions and the defender was a safe to go out playing from backwards. Although Clément Lenglet also stands out in this section, the ex of the Olympique of Lyon is perhaps a stair by on and went back it to show.

Play at the side of Araújo facilitated the work of Umtiti

Besides, play at the side of a portento physical like Araújo facilitated a lot the work of the French, that limited to cover his zone and take advantage of his good touch of ball. The charrúa is to a spectacular level from does several weeks and in the Martínez Valero went back to do another excellent meeting. By up it won them almost all and was at all times attack to the few tackled of a powerless Elche.

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