League | Xavi: “The key was heavy” | sports

League |  Xavi: “The key was heavy” |  sports

this Barcelona (4-0) athletic this Sunday in the game of the eleventh day of the league. Xavi’s men, with four midfielders in the 11, beat the Basque team thanks to goals from Dembélé, Sergi Roberto, Lewandowski and Ferrán Torres. The very inspired Frenchman led the Catalans with one goal and three assists, completely canceling the Athletic. Colliding with two opponents in the first half, Gavi was injured and left the field, Sergi Roberto had to leave the field with shoulder problems. Xavi booked Lewandowski, Pedri and Koundé with half an hour to go, considering Wednesday’s Champions League match against Bayern. The culé coach noted that it was a “very rhythmic” game and they were very supportive: “Intensity was key, we won many duels and played a very complete match”. Azulgrana is three points behind Real Madrid, who beat Sevilla yesterday. Ernesto Valverde is back as a visitor to where he had been at home for two and a half seasons and won two Leagues, a King’s Cup and a Spanish Super Cup. Full, The last league Barcelona won was on the bench with him.

Barcelona

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Ter Stegen, Gavi (Kessié Franck, min. 33), Lewandowski (Ansu Fati, min. 62), Sergi Roberto, Koundé (Marcos Alonso, min. 62), Alex Balde, Pedri (Ferrán Torres, min. 62), Frenkie De Jong, Ousmane Dembélé (Pablo Torre, min. 77), Eric Garcia and Busquets

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athletic

Berenguer, De Marcos (Lekue, min. 60), Nico Williams, Íñigo Martínez, Oier Zarraga (Unai Vencedor, min. 70), Williams (Raúl García, min. 70), Ander Herrera (Dani García, min. 21), Yeray, Unai Simon, Vesga and Yuri

targets 1-0 min. 12: Ousmane Dembele. 2-0 min. 18: Sergio Roberto. 3-0 min. 22: Lewandowski. 4-0 min. 73: Ferran Torres.

Judge Juan Martinez Munuera

yellow cards De Marcos (min. 15), Busquets (min. 71), Eric Garcia (min. 77) and Vesga (min. 89)

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And here is today’s live stream. It was a pleasure to follow with you. Let them rest!

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A ray to break Athletic’s vertigo:

In the week when the noise of the Barcelona scene surprised Xavi the most, Dembélé was calm after he was nearly eliminated from the Champions League and relegated to classic Madrid. In any case, according to those who knew him, it’s hard to upset the Frenchman. “But” they explain from the environment of the 7 azulgrana; “Ousmane was particularly calm.” “We’re having a bad time. We’ll finally win a championship,” stressed Dembélé. At Ciudad Deportiva del Barça, the French winger say he had his best moment since landing at Camp Nou. He got married, became a father, and had the full support of his coach. In fact, Villarreal’ It didn’t bother him that he was out of the game against . “Xavi told them at the beginning of the season that he would do a lot of rotations,” they say in the coaching staff.

Full article Juan I Irigoyen, here:

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Sergi Roberto suffers from a dislocation of his left shoulder:

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Xavi: “The key was heavy”

Xavi was delighted at the end of the match. Culé’s coach pointed out that it was a “very rhythmic” meeting where they were very supportive. “Intensity was key, we won many duels and played a very complete game,” he said. He noted that using Coach Pedri as a fake left winger allowed them to gain an inside edge, highlighting Dembelé’s great performance: “Ousmane was particularly good. Everyone at the top is in shape and competition is always welcome”.

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Ernesto Valverde: “We weren’t in the game”

Returning to his hometown, the Athletic coach confirmed his resignation as his team “never been in a game”. Valverde pointed out that Barça’s second goal “kill them” and that his opponent was always far superior. One of the keys he gave the coach was that he was surprised by Xavi’s approach: “We couldn’t adjust the pressure.” He stated that he is trying to strengthen the midfield with the changes he made in a three-game week and that “the only thing is to get up” on a day like this.

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Yeray Álvarez: “One of those days when everything went wrong”

“We haven’t been this disappointed since our loss to Barça in the cup final,” said Yeray Álvarez after the match. On Movistar’s microphones, the central defender was strong: “We were beaten very easily. We couldn’t resist the opponent’s system and if you give Barça opportunities… they are very high quality”. Centre-back stated that they needed to “self-criticize” and that they did not identify with what they saw on the field tonight.

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Busquets: “We recovered well after the classic defeat”

The Barcelona captain evaluated the team’s reaction after the defeat against Real Madrid last week. Azulgrana rebounded from a painful defeat against their arch-rival with two victories against Villarreal and Athletic. “We came out very strong because they’re a busy team and we had to match that intensity. Then we were very successful at the top,” said Busquets. The midfielder said he was “outraged that they weren’t committed to them in the Champions League”, but that the team was “getting better”. He also stressed that they still need to heal a few injured teammates.

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BAR 4 – 0 ATH | At least 90+3

Final at Camp Nou! Comfortable Barça victory over Athletic.

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BAR 4 – 0 ATH | at least 90

Three minutes are added.

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BAR 4 – 0 ATH | at least 88

Double luck to Athletic! Ter Stegen made a mistake with the ball at his feet and the Germans failed first without Vencedor and then without Sancet. Nothing comes to the Basques.

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BAR 4 – 0 ATH | at least 85

Sergi Roberto is unable to continue as he is left on a stretcher with shoulder problems. There are no more changes in Barça and they will finish the game with ten players.

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BAR 4 – 0 ATH | at least 82

Sergi Roberto, who fell to the ground to cut off Berenguer’s boarding school, hurts his shoulder.

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BAR 4 – 0 ATH | at least 77

To Eric García in yellow for a kick to Yeray.

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BAR 3 – 0 ATH | at least 71

Yellow for Sergio Busquets for an introduction to Sancet.

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