1. STARTING DECK WITH ANSWER BUT WITHOUT GOAL. Three centrals, two long laterals and here comes the difference between Jorge Jesus and Ronald Koeman: in midfield with one Barça player more than that of the Lisbon team. One more there but one less above.
There was no speculation at the beginning of the duel, the Barça wanted to press high but caught the ball Darwin Nunez and, opening the goal angle when entering the area, he applied a low right hand too poisoned to Ter Stegen. The 1-0 after three minutes and, then yes, the host team gave meters and ball.
It was vital that Frenkie de Jong / Pedri They accompanied their two forwards and they did. Inside play, filtered pass through Tenerife and Frenkie presents the ball of the yes or yes goal to the ‘asleep’ Luuk de Jong. Unacceptable failure because it was pushing her with the right, not the left. The KUN squirmed on the couch at home.
2 DECREASING BULLYING. The Catalans kept moving the ball while the locals wanted to catch some against. Blaugrana dominance and shots for Pedri, out, and, shortly after, of Memphis Depay. Verticality achieved, wrong auctions. Warmed Gavi and straight to the grass by Gerard Piqué, branded. Behind Frenkie de Jong and the left inside position for the young squad player.
Piecework was for Otamendi, Verissimo, Vertonghen but not for the meta Vlachodimos. Grimaldo and Lazarus (later injured and replaced by Gilberto) anchored back as well. There was a lot of game elaboration but with Frenkie de Jong of central the capacity of offensive intimidation was lost. To rest.
In the second act, the Benfica came back up with Weigel / Joao Mario wrapping Yaremchuk, Núñez and Rafa to try to score … and almost succeeded.
3 UNSEWED AND ROLLED. Was saved Ter Stegen because after an inappropriate exit from the large area, Darwin Nunez sent it to the post. Lost control, defensive problems. SINGLE Araujo He showed signs of victory in the different duels he played.
The local offensive lasted 10 minutes and, again, the Benfica he went back giving the initiative to Barça. To work Depay that he was the only one who faced the local centrals. From set pieces, the hope was Ronald Araujo. Ansu, Nico and Coutinho to the field in the 67 ‘but in the 68’, the 2-0 with lamentable local numerical superiority in Barcelona area. Rafa silva put a right-handed exterior impossible to Ter Stegen. The worst scenario for newcomers.
With the local psychological wind in favor and the Barça unstitched, due to the result and anxiety, the 3-0 penalty (Dest) signed by the winner Nunez. In the areas, the horror of the night. There are still 12 points.