Vulnerability, Failure And Saviour Of FC Barcelona


Vulnerability, Failure and Saviour of FC Barcelona
Vulnerability, Failure and Saviour of FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona Potential Weaknesses

Why did Valverde’s jump back to a 4-3-3 formation structure? Did he not understand this may affect the defensive displays of their games. During last season when he adopted 4-3-3 formation, he nearly lost the march due to open spaces. Coach Valverde directed his midfielder to maintain a defensive structure and drop back to occupy the vacancies at their front.

Despite this formation arrangement, it is not a reality to anticipate continuous recovery into their third defensive, Most unusually, in a team like FC Barcelona.

The full-back player cannot stop balls into the penalty area because Barcelona seems vulnerable anytime they protect crosses. Players like Alba, Sergi Roberto, and Semedous usually have so much to defend even though Messi, Dembele, and Malcolm are not providing defensive support. Barcelona FC usually seems vulnerable whenever they play with any of those stronger foot and direct winger counterparts. The central defence players, Rakitic, Coutinho and even Busquets may lose their men while recovering back into their defensive third. Therefore, central defence will also strive towards supporting runs from midfield.

Key player

Lionel Messi, 31, Forward

The allegory usually discussed the progression of Lionel Messi, the Barca king, begins way back during his time at La Masia youth academy through the first team, and he eventually became the club’s best-ever player. Lionel Messi, The little Argentinian, has broken so many records by scoring more than two times as many goals for Barcelona FC compare to any other player in the history of the club, with no less than 48 hat-tricks contributing to an entirety beyond 500. He is one of only two players, himself and Cristiano Ronaldo. Only the two are the legends with a record of more than 100 (one hundred) goals during Champions League.

With Valverde as a coach, Messi is usually placed at a central forward position, together with Suarez toward the end of a 4-4-2 formation structure. This position permits Messi to move within the central lane, usually receiving balls between the lines of the opponents, from the place he can make or finish attacks.

Iniesta, Coutinho Are Same Role Performer

From History, Iniesta, the attacking midfielders usually push back opposing defences, compelling the usual run he makes with passions for more profound recovery. Coutinho is presently performing the same role at the beginning of his move from Liverpool. This ideology works well for central space creation for Messi. Consequently, the full-back of Barcelona FC usually fastens back their opposite numbers, who can’t move inside to make a defensive overload as Messi take charge of the game.

Vulnerability, Failure and Saviour of FC Barcelona
Vulnerability, Failure and Saviour of FC Barcelona

Lionel Messi: Man Of The Game

With the use of a 4-3-3 formation, Lionel Messi is usually driven to the right side of the front line, where he can drift and perform to expectation. Messi’s being a right-winger, his diagonal passes and thorough balls become physible as he seems to make some camouflaging passes for runners from Barcelona’s left side to get in from the back. Before infield drifting by Messi,  more space is available for Sergi Roberto to drift forward and create crosses deep from the right side corner.

FC Barcelona: Special Attributes Of Lionel Messi

Messi’s ball receiving methodology is his most beautiful attribute that makes a whole lot of differences whenever he played on the right of a front three. Usually, most of his passes and ball touches from this position gets in front of the midfield before the time he’s drifted infield. Compare this to when used as a central attacker, when he usually receive behind the midfield or even defence, when running onto a ball or when completing one of his famously rapid one-two combinations. It will take a minimum of two or three defenders to stop him irrespective of the position he plays within the Barcelona side.  Even then, that may not be enough.

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