IT IS NECESSARY to BE CONCLUSIVE
Five keys for Barcelona's win over Athletic Bilbao in Spain Spercup's final
Published:16/01/2021 - 23:26h
Updated:16/01/2021 - 23:26h
The FC Barcelona will contest the final of the Supercopa of Spain in front of the Athletic of Bilbao, in which the culés will have to show his best expensive to obtain the title
With an opportunity to raise a title, the FC Barcelona of Ronald Koeman has to abandon all the ghosts of the past and show the best possible version of the team. This Sunday, from the 21 hours, will contest the final of the Supercopa of Spain, in which the culés will confront to an Athletic of Bilbao that arrives renewed and ilusionado after the arrival of Marcelino to the benches and, especially, after the overwhelming victory in front of the Real Madrid in the semifinals.
The ones of Koeman will have to avoid to any coast commit errors and fix in the weaknesses of the 'lions'. The party of the blaugrana will be conditioned by the presence (or no) of Lionel Messi, to consequence of his annoyances in the backside of the left thigh. Of any way, the culés will need to show his best expensive.
The Barça needs to keep concentrated
The Barcelona already know that the Athletic does not forgive any error. In Saint Mamés, to principle of month, a loss of balloon of Sergiño Dest in the centre of the field supposed the first so much of the 'lions' few minutes after the pitazo initial. On the other hand, along the season, the Barça has had parties in which, in short periods of time, the team (especially the defence) has desconcentrado and his rivals have taken advantage of it. With fast and intelligent players like Iñaki Williams, Iker Muniain or Raúl García, can not distract.
The forwards have to be conclusive
The fault of puntería can not allow in The Cartuja. The Athletic already showed in front of the Real Madrid that his defensive saga keeps ordered and that they can replegarse fast and easily, by what the opportunities to approach to the area defended by Unai Simón could be limited. Thus, the forwards culés (possibly Braithwaite, Griezmann and Dembélé) will have to take a step forward from the beginning of the party and look for the goal that advance them in the electronic. A sample of the importance to take advantage of all the opportunities, are few or no, is that in the 'semis', the Madrid presionó constantly in the area of the rojiblancos, had 21 shots (the majority blocked) and only marked a goal...
Ter Stegen, in anthological way
The guardameta German has showed that is living his best moment in the last years and the Barça needs him to carry the trophy to the Camp Nou. Marc-André ter Stegen has turned into a nightmare for the rival forwards and, in front of the Athletic, will be necessary that continue concentrated and attentive to all the approaches of the 'lions'. If it repeats the performance that had in front of the Real Sociedad, in the New Arcángel, the FC Barcelona has big part of the party won.
Attention with Williams, Muniain and Raúl
Iñaki Williams and Iker Muniain marked him to the Barça in the visit to Saint Mamés and, of safe, will want to repeat in The Cartuja. They are footballers extremely fast and dangerous that are used to 'colarse' with ease in the area girl. Muniain, in specific, never leaves to create problems to the rival defences and turns into a very complicated midfield player to cover. If the Barça achieves to neutralise it, the history will be simpler. By his part, Raúl García comes to annotate him a doublet to the Real Madrid in Málaga and will confront to the Catalans with the illusion to the maximum.
The presence (or no) of Messi
This is the point that can play in favour or against the FC Barcelona. In the last months, has seen cuán important is Lionel Messi for the culés when it is in the field and, especially, the fault that does when it is not available. Against the Real Sociedad noticed his absence and was Dembélé the one who had to take a step forward to lead the Barcelona offensive, but was not sufficient. In case that it do not play 'The Flea', will be extremely necessary that Griezmann and Braithwaite activate and look for the goals. Instead, if Messi finishes playing, his creation of game and capacity to create danger in the rival area will give him a 'plus' more than necessary to the Barça.