Arsenal will meet Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League

Arsenal versus Barcelona – Arsenal will meet Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League. The Gunners will host Barca in the first leg on 23 February 2016. After that, the two teams met at the Camp Nou on 16 March. Although Barcelona is still favorites to retain the trophy, Arsenal playmaker Ozil believes that his team has enough quality to beat the Spanish giants. Barcelona assistant coach, Jorge Pautasso, said his team had to quickly clean up if it wants to overtake the points of Real Madrid in the La Liga standings. The back line is still vulnerable. Trujillo goal, Pautasso pointed out, came from a free kick which was then greeted with a header. This scheme is often difficult for the Barcelona back line.

Arsenal will meet Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League

According to Ozil, Arsenal respect Barcelona, but they also will honor the squad Arsene Wenger. The Blaugrana attacking trio belong to this season has broken the record as the steepest in Spain during the season. Noted, the trio managed to donate 120 goals for the Blaugrana this season, and could still grow in the Champions League final. It made him so feared by any opponent who will be dealing with the care team Luis Enrique. Ballack also acknowledges and mention the three players that will frighten any defender. Barcelona only needs one more victory to clinch this season’s treble winners.

Blaugrana will face Juventus in the Champions League final. Barcelona is a team that always plays with short passes. Therefore Barcelona should avoid free kicks and corner kicks. Originated from a free kick was greeted with a header. This scheme is often difficult for the Barcelona back line. One disadvantage is the Barca back line the ball on dueling ability plus side flank is often exploited opponent. Three goals scored PSG everything exploits this weakness. The first cause of this weakness occurs because Mascherano is actually not a central defender. Posture pretty short aggravates the condition. Weakness is what makes refunded originally as a defensive midfielder by Alejandro Sabella while defending the Argentine national team in the World Cup. Then the cause is often exploiting Barca side flank due to the aggressiveness of their two fullbacks Jordi Alba and Daniel Alves.

In terms of their attack did help correct, but when attacked wing side feels vulnerable. Scored statistics suggest that almost 80% of them being attacked through the wings. This, of course, would be very dangerous if against teams that have a rapid wing, like Real Madrid for example. To overcome these two drawbacks, Luis Enrique should dare to make changes in patterns and formations. The double shaft will automatically reduce the amount midfielder. Suppose Enrique wants to use the services of Messi, Neymar and Suarez simultaneously then double pivot tactics certainly will sacrifice the common position filled by Ivan Rakitic.

Tactics this double pivot will be the key to success when Barca was superior and wanted to play football to survive. Barca do not need to worry about facing the balls over the top when attacked remember Pique, Bartra and Mathieu have ideal posture as a central defender. The presence of double shaft would also facilitate flexibility Alba and Alves in the attack. Most important is the use of dual axis would create a core team competition will become more stringent.

 

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