Aubameyang against Frankfurt


Xavi did not have his night: Why did he remove Aubameyang losing 0-2?

Published:15/04/2022 - 03:41h

Updated:15/04/2022 - 03:41h

The elimination of FC Barcelona from the Europa League has left several pointed out. One of them is the culé coach Xavi, whose decisions at the time of substitutions have been more than questioned

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The humiliation lived by the FC Barcelona in hands of the Eintracht Frankfurt has left to several 'puppets without head'. The fault of attitude and the poverty in the game aims to the players like the main 'culprits' of the defeat, but the trainer of the Barcelona, Xavi Hernández, also would have to be object of criticism. The technician 'sinned' of 'inexperienced' and his decisions to the hour to execute the changes are more than questionable.

Everything began in the previous of the party, in the moment in which it gave to know the alignment of the team. The one of Terrassa chose to Gavi above Frenkie of Jong to go out from the start. The Dutch has showed in the last dates the important that can be for the team, 'apoderándose' of his new role like llegador and giving him alternative to the group in attack. The Spanish youngster happened unobserved in all the meeting, and finally, after the injury of Pedri, the '21' went out to the terrain of game, although little it could do in a team totally 'disarmed' and surpassed by the rival.

But, the most controversial decision taken by the technician egarense was the one to take out to Pierre Emerick Aubameyang to the minute 62 when the square blaugrana was 0-2 down. The gabonés has been transcendental from his arrival to the City Condal, and is the maximum second goleador of the team, behind Memphis (the one who annotated the second goal of the crash from the point of penal). The ex of the Arsenal great 10 goals from his 'landing' in the Camp Nou, and is one of the 'threats' bigger of the culés in attack.

In spite of this, Hernández took the determination to give him gone in to Adama Traoré in his place. Although it is true that the '25' was not having his best night and did not know to take advantage of some clear occasions, brush the ridiculous to take out to the best '9' of the staff when the team is in research of goals. Especially, to give him gone in to an extreme and lose to the main reference of the team in the offensive.

Contradictory changes

When seeing that the Catalans did not generate occasions of danger, the egarense decided to give him step to Luuk of Jong to the detriment of Eric García. The curious is that 10 minutes before, Hernández had replaced to his '9' headline by a 'winger', leaving clear his error in the change. At the end, the replacements no surtieron effect and the Barça could not equalise the marker, remaining deleted of the competition and leaving in 'evidence' to Xavi.

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