CL Quarter Final: PSG - Barca 2-3

MOTM (pick three)

  • Kounde

  • Araujo

  • Cubarsi

  • Gündogan

  • Raphinha

  • Lewy


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Don Juan Laporta Estruch

Well-known member
The game will be win and lost on how Barca deals with Psg pace on their wings.

Araujo will have to move over to nullify Mbappe. Inigo can come in at centre back as Psg have average centre forwards in Muani and Ramos. It's unlikely Barca get punished there.

That leaves Cancelo Vs Dembele. Dembele will skin him for pace a few times but as we all know , there will hardly ever be any end product at the end of it. Just need to double watch cut back to Mbappe when Dembele gets free. Ideally, would have Balde there for his pace but that's not an option.

Fermin must play for his goal threat from midfield as Barca don't have it up top, bar Lamine. His long range sitting will also help, as Donnarumma is prone to a clanger or two.
 

Joan

Well-known member
Our LW is the big open question. Could make or break the match.

Losing Araujo as a CB and moving him to RB position would do more harm than good. We’ve lost that advantage. Defences work on chemistry. So sticking with Kounde Araujo Cubarsi Cancelo is likely our best choice.

Conservative setup, disciplined display, closing down spaces.
 

soul24rage

Senior Member
Our LW is the big open question. Could make or break the match.

Losing Araujo as a CB and moving him to RB position would do more harm than good. We’ve lost that advantage. Defences work on chemistry. So sticking with Kounde Araujo Cubarsi Cancelo is likely our best choice.

Conservative setup, disciplined display, closing down spaces.
LW should be Raphinha.

His workrate and speed will be crucial. Plus the LW allows him to keep things simple, make runs and just cross without the need to try to dribble. Also, allows Cancelo to drift more centrally and dictate play as well.
 

Windhook

Well-known member
Raphinha is not adapt playing in LW position. He could be key in his position at the right wing, but putting him on the left wing - it's like asking a right-handed guy to write with his left hand.

Ferran is LW, but he was injured for over a month. He's back to full training with the squad, reportedly on Friday.
 

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