Barça return from Madrid without a prize. No effect was given little box Messi and no general reaction taking advantage of the microreality of the classics. The defeat against Real Madrid (2-0) keeps the doubts of recent weeks open, from end to end of the tactical scheme. He suffers on defense due to a lack of shooting and a Umtiti that goes to his own and continues to claim offensive inspiration where there is probably none. The azulgranas remained without goal at Santiago Bernabéu for the first time since 2006 (2-0). They made a total of 9 shots, 4 between the three posts, focusing almost on the first half. His choral proposal to lead possession (55.9% for 44.1%) and passes (643 for 490) did not translate into danger. Good game for 50 minutes and little else.
The formula for using Arturo Vidal as a false end seems out of date. Neither Naples nor the League Day justify their role as an element of union between the creation area and theorists. Antoine Griezmann and Leo Messi needed their companions to open the field to get space near the Thibaut Courtois goal. When Semedo and especially Jordi Alba disappeared, the team sank in the final meters. Martin Braithwaite signed a run and clear goal opportunity in his first action of the match. He was pointing to a statement of intent and went on to anecdote. Ansu Fati had no material time to generate football, with just over 9 minutes left. Courtois got very big under sticks. The Belgian appeared when needed, like the great goalkeepers. He is the first to link the two League classics in the same season without scoring goals from the 1974-75 season (Miguel Ángel). “It’s very frustrating to have chances on goal and not seeing a goal.” The reading of Quique Setién is clear. Football is governed by goals.