BarcelonaBarça beat a weak Valladolid on the third day of the League. Lewandowski on two occasions, Pedri and Sergi Roberto have resolved a very placid game for the Barça interests. Next, some hot notes.
A saving in time. Through a personal endorsement due to the funnel in the departure operation, Barça was able to register Kounde to play against Valladolid. And Xavi took advantage of the novelty in the first and started the Frenchman, who played 60 minutes at right back at an enormous level. Although he has publicly said that he sees him as more central, it is understood that the coach opens him up on the wing, taking into account what he has been looking for in this position for months: a short full-back (first Azpilicueta and now Foyth ). Seeing Kounde and considering Sergi Roberto, the search could stop in favor of the famous fair play financial The former Sevilla player is a two for one. In addition, there is overbooking in the axis of the defense.
The management of Balde. Xavi is not shaking his pulse with his former teammates. Piqué has gone three games in a row without participating, while Jordi Alba has seen how young Balde has taken the left lane. It’s called fast, but the Hospitalet winger hasn’t started two games in a row on the bench since Luis Enrique. Innovation is capitalized and has some connotations. One of them is that it would be convenient not to repeat with Balde the bad management that the organization did on its day with Cucurella and Miranda. If he has to be given away because Marcos Alonso is coming, let it be to continue training him and not to lose sight of him. And if he ends up staying because there is no room for the Madrid player to come, let Alba think about the club and help him understand the job.
The left doesn’t make the weight. Many people thought that Raphinha and Dembélé would compete for a place in the line-up, but Xavi has started the term using both of them to open up the field. Against Valladolid, the Brazilian started on the right – from outside to inside, as he likes – and the Norman on the opposite side. Dembélé is ambidextrous and this in theory makes him more adaptable on the left, but it is on the right where he has always played best. This has been shown once again this Sunday after Xavi decided to change the ends of the profile with the match underway. With the exchange, Raphinha has lost a tooth and the Mosquito, which was not fine, has begun to shine. If they don’t reduce the asymmetry, they will end up fighting, now yes, just for a demarcation.
The office of the goal. It wouldn’t be fair to pass over Lewandowski’s performance against Valladolid. The goals fall out of his pockets, for the Pole, who has filled the Camp Nou with his country’s flags and is a key driver of excitement for the stadium to get used to more than 80,000 spectators even in the afternoons more lazy He already has four goals in the League (two in Anoeta and two this Sunday) and it would not be surprising if he fights for the Golden Boot again. There is no doubt about his finishing side, but on top of that he makes his teammates play with intelligent movements and accurate offloads. Long live the immediate performance, Robert.