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Barcelona FC Looking to Dominate La Liga

Barcelona FC Looking to Dominate La Liga

Results of Matches in Spanish La Liga

In La Liga, the season 2018/19 is again marked by the dominance of Catalan Barcelona. The team of Ernesto Valverde continues to lead with confidence after half the rounds played, although they occasionally allow themselves small misfires.

This summer, the Catalans strengthened significantly (Arthur, Vidal, Malcolm), which allowed Ernesto Valverde to perform even more rotations and give many of team’s leaders time to recover. Now Messi, Pique, Suarez and a number of other athletes need a little more time to gain optimal conditions. It is all because of their age, all of them are far beyond 30.

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Will Barcelona Manage to Defend Its Title?

Despite the fact that there are still a lot of rounds before the end of the season, the Catalans managed to secure a comfortable advantage, which may well become the key to another champion title. Now, Barcelona has a great fusion of experience and youth, so the team manages to demonstrate interesting football, which does not leave the fans indifferent.

Among the trumps of Valverde’s team the following ones are usually identified:

Good teamwork. Despite the constant renewal of the lineup, many leaders have been playing together for years by now. It resulted in almost perfect mutual understanding on the field and the absence of misfires. This is very important in the decisive matches of the season.
Individual skills. Thanks to them, the Catalans can always count on the fact that the situation may change for the better. Messi and the company have repeatedly saved the team even from the most difficult situations.

Long bench. Last but not least, this factor plays into the hands of the team when it comes to the long tournament distance. It is almost impossible get through it without failures and loss of form. However, it is sometimes sufficient to make just a few substitutions in order to make the length of the championship has as little effect on the results as possible. This is the tactic that Ernesto Valverde most often sticks to.

Of course, there is always a place for sensations in football, but it is unlikely that in the current season the Blaugranas are going to give the champion title away to one of their rivals. It is clear that the livescore.tr team once again intends to finish in the first place, and it is quite capable of doing it, provided the quantity of abilities of your gamers.

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3 Stupid Mistakes From Mourinho That Made Manchester United Lose The Derby — Sports — Nairaland

3 Stupid Mistakes From Mourinho That Made Manchester United Lose The Derby — Sports — Nairaland

The much anticipated and awaited Manchester derby has come and gone. Plenty of talking points from the much one-sided Matchday 12 “Super Sunday” game. There was much fanfare as the home fans were delighted with a near perfect and brilliant display of attacking football by their team, Manchester City as goals from the diminutive trio of David Silva, Sergio Kun Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan was more than enough to seal an impressive win and 3points for the City side.

On the other hand, it was a lackluster and lackadaisical performance as usual for the visiting Manchester United side who traveled without their record signing Paul Pogba selected for the game due to some injury. Although Anthony Martial did score a parity goal, it was not enough to even share a point with Manchester city side as the intensity and purpose of play of the home side was on a different level entirely.

Here, I took a deep dive into the analysis of the “Super Sunday” Manchester derby and highlight the high profile mistake made by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho that made them lose the derby to Manchester city.

1. Starting 3 central/defensive midfielders. No attack-minded midfielder
It is very evident that Jose Mourinho never learns or he is just plain stupid and adamant because there is no way he can justify selecting and starting the trio of defensive-minded midfielders in Nemanja Matic, Marouane Fellaini, and Ander Herrera together in the same game against an impressive attacking side like Pep Guardiola’s Manchester city. It is evident that Jose Mourinho switched into an ultra-defensive mode which he has been heavily criticized for all his career. With the absence of Paul Pogba who withdrew late before the game due to some injury, Mourinho should have gone for the attacking option of Juan Mata or even Fred who was impressive in his last game against Bournemouth, but No, Mourinho never learns.

2. Starting Jesse Lingard instead of Juan Mata
Like I have said before, Jose Mourinho never learns. I still do not understand why Jesse Lingard is getting a derby start ahead of the impressive, and inform creativity that is offered by Juan Mata. Juan Mata’s fantastic free-kick ignited a comeback against Juventus in the midweek’s UEFA Champions League game in Italy but No, Mourinho refused to start him (instead starts him http://www.flashlivescore.org/score/bulgaria/a-pfg/vitosha-bistritsa-vs-pfc-cska-sofia/1-2775515/ from the bench) and plays an out-of-form and somewhat confused Jesse Lingard in his place. It was a really stupid mistake on Mourinho’s part not to have started Juan Mata over Jesse Lingard on Sunday as Juan Mata (and Anthony Martial) is Manchester United’s best attacking and creative options right now.

3. Not pressing high enough to get the ball back when they are not in possession
Manchester City made an impressive total of 643 passes while the visiting Manchester United side made a paltry 319 passes during the Manchester derby on Sunday. This is so because Manchester United did not press the home team high enough so as to get the ball back when they are not in possession thereby affording Pep Guardiola’s Manchester city side too much time on the ball and dictate thepace and style, and rhythm of the game.
In sharp contrast, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester city side pressed Manchester united high on the ball whenever they lost possession of the ball and always get the ball back quickly so as not to allow Manchester United players much time on the ball. Pep Guardiola’s strategy was to starve Manchester United of the ball, limit their creative chances with the ball, frustrate them from possession and it worked perfectly all thanks to Jose Mourinho’s stupid defensive mentality.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City team is not an unbeatable team especially when they do not have a certain Kevin De Bruyne, you just need to press them high on the ball, starve them of the ball (which is a hard and almost impossible course of action) and attack, attack and attack them.

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