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Thread: Lliga | Round 28: Real Betis - FC Barcelona 1-4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andresito View Post
    Last time we played Betis we started with Arthur, Busquets, Rakitic and I remember the three being worn out and having trouble tracking back.

    Tonight Vidal has to start. Arthur is a must against this Betis side that wants as much possession as possible. That means Busquets or Rakitic starting on the bench.

    Semedo/Roberto and Lenglet/Umtiti have a natural rotation so the freshest of those should start. Although could keep in mind that both Piqué and Lenglet are going to rest during the break.

    Could see Malcom, Rakitic and Aleña coming on for Coutinho, Busi and Arthur in the second half.



    ter Stegen
    Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba
    Vidal, Busquets, Arthur
    Messi, Suárez, Coutinho
    If I remember correctly that was Messi's first game back from his broken arm, and he looked a bit lost in the first half and Betis just explored our right hand side and stunned us by being so aggressive. Second half we changed tactics.

    I think they will give us a game tonight, it will be fun.

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    ——————Ter Stegen
    Semedo——Pique—-Umtiti——Alba
    ————Busquets——--Arthur
    ———————Alena
    Malcom———Messi———Coutinho

    Is what I’d like to see, although ideally Alba needs to get some rest soon.

    Would have liked to see Rakitic dropped from the squad (for a rest) and Todibo brought in as competition to Busquets.

    Ofc I don’t expect to see the above lineup. But can live in hope.

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    ITV4 are showing the game tonight for anyone in the UK.
    #ValverdeOUT

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdmondDantes View Post
    I meant it in a sense we should play someone with fresher legs. Busquets has looked tired of late - he could do with a rest, especially since he's made the Spain squad once again.
    Ah got it. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serghei View Post
    Semedo will play and I'm sure Vidal will too. Front 3 will probably play. I'd rest Busi for this one. Play Rakitic, Vidal, Arthur midfield. Pique Umtiti centreback pair.

    That's 3 starters rested and it's a very strong line-up who could beat anybody.
    Something like this is what I would go with. The team is not weaker when you make these types of starter changes among the regular players. Must rotate among the first 15 for most of the remaining Liga games. You have kickass talent like Coutinho, Vidal, Semedo and Umtitti beyond the gala 11 so that you can field super strong lineups in three competitions. Much better depth than last season, I'm optimistic for the run in. Especially now that Coutinho has turned the corner.

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    Pretty important game in the context of the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serghei View Post
    Pretty important game in the context of the season.
    Win this and we can actually heavily rotate leading up to the CL games.
    #ValverdeOUT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilarrubi View Post
    Win this and we can actually heavily rotate leading up to the CL games.
    we can but EV wont.

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    We should rotate but i doubt Ernie would. He'll probably be thinking about that defeat earlier in the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jairzinho View Post
    We should rotate but i doubt Ernie would. He'll probably be thinking about that defeat earlier in the season.
    This is not a game I would rotate. Win this and we will have very good opportunities for it.. Assuming we win.

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    Valverde will rotate today, we'll lose and against Atletico once de gala

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy View Post
    Valverde will rotate today, we'll lose and against Atletico once de gala
    Why will he do that? It's a game before an international break when we have the opportunity to open a massive gap on our chasers. He will field our strongest XI, no doubt.

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    Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Arthur, Rakitic, Vidal; Messi e Suarez.
    4-4-2
    Last edited by Gari; 17th March 2019 at 06:40 PM.

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    what a trash lineup. Even if we win its gonna be another boring fucking football match. Cant take this anymore

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    Where is Semedo?!?