Fc barcelona vs borussia mönchengladbach: match review: 6 goals and So there’re so many countries and cultures to explore.
Different enough in history and language to disorient, by landing in Europe, Know what guys, I arrived to a city and people with a culture similar to my own.
Actually, it disoriented me to the point that I withdrew from my usual style of travel. In addition to my newly minted status as a solo traveler since my niece stayed home, those firstdays in Spain were odd on one level because of my mostly two years spent traveling Southeast Asia. Though I loved my days in Barcelona after a fashion, that fact isn’t a lot the point of this story. It only ok three more minutes for Barcelona to find the net again.
Messi started the play with a delightfully weightedpass with backspin to Vidal on the wing.
Messi dribbled ward the defense and slid the ball into Vidal.Vidal turned and crossed the ball to Arda who charged into the middle of the box.
He played the ball to Denis who in turn passed back to Messi. Notice that he once again found the back of net by passing the ball into the right corner putting the match out of reach at three to nil. Even paco gave an assist. With all that said… That said, this game has positives written all over it, By the way I hope we this begins a decent trend with the team. Paco had a great shot blocked, after a great interchange between essi and Iniesta. In the 61st minute Rafinha came on for Iniesta who received a standing ovation as he left the pitch. Now pay attention please. Theremaining minutes were filledwith the club keeping possession and icing the match. Furthermore, he just can’t buy a goal at the minute. Anyway, rafinha found him and his first time cross gave Turan a hat trick and the match ball.
Five minutes later Paco found Rafinha outside of the box and continued his run.
In the 73rd minute Messi missed a chance to equal Ronaldo’s record after a great cross by Luca Digne.His header was unfortunately saved.
Registering an assist must be viewed as a positive sign for the young Spaniard. I honestly hope from January we can start firing on all cylinders and improve our midfield’s game play and involvement, it’s possible for us to go all the way if we improve as long as Real Bayern aren’t really lighting up the stage as they’re the other usual favorites. Denis suarez and Gomes are far better players with don andres iniesta on the pitch. Also, what worried me last night was that I reckon Messi has lost a bit of his speed and acceleration I hope he proves me wrong. It was undoubtedly top-notch football from the club this season, good to see Turan score a hat trick which will almost any trophy we are competing for.
The club didn’t make a thousand passes on the nightbut they attempted 993 passes, the most in the Champions Leaguehistory.
With the draw to Real Madrid on the weekend whispersthat the club has lost its identity have begun to circulate around theCamp Nou. Recently the club’s midfield has gone missing with play dominated by the forwards especially with the injury Andrés Iniesta and Messi continually dropping deeper to receive the ball and influence play. Moments late the club put in a goal in the 50th minute once againengineeredby Suárez. Vidal slipped the ball to him witha beautifulpass that opened a great deal of space on the right side of the box. In the 49th minute Alcácer narrowly missed an opportunity to score as he slipped in the course of the vital moment after a delicious lob pass from Denis. I’m sure you heard about this. He dribbled ward goal and his deflected cross found the head of Arda Turan who easily put the club uptwo to nil.
Match started strong for the home side, and they never looked in danger of losing the match.
Lionel dominated the early exchanges of the match with scintillating passes and uncompromising dribbles.
It allows Messi to fully express himself on the pitch. Usually, the club just looks alternative side with Iniesta in the lineup pulling the strings. It only ok 16 minutes for the home side to break through. I know that the Portuguese first timed the ball back to Messi and he slid the ball to Arda Turan on the left wing.Turan centered the ball back to Messi and there was never any doubt as he put Barcelona up one to nil. Messi dribbled the ball and found André Gomes to his left. Let me tell you something. Dennis Suárez filled the space on the right left by a roving Messi and formed a strong partnership with Alexi Vidal. Messi ran rampant and had a decent shot blocked in the 18th minute. Ok, and now one of the most important parts. Some of the first half played out much just like the early exchanges. They would come in the second, a single thing the first half missed was more goals.
Samuel Umtiti and Javier Mascherano played moreas midfielders with the club operating exclusively in the Borussia’s half.
That’s same number of goals as neymar in all competitions playing lesser minutes.
Another question isSo the question is this. I believe Turan had been a more clinical finisher this season than Neymar, he’s always been superb playing LF this season with what? So, turan is just the kinda healthy dose of competition that Neymar needs and I hope Lucho gives him more playing time to challenge Neymar. He wants to do it on his own terms, he wants to make that runs and give that assist most times at the detriment of the teams fluidity.
Whenever allowing the full back’s run to lay waste, neymar moreover has refused to form any kind of connection with digne. Thankfully turan stepped upto the plate and scored 3 immaculate goals that gave us a much needed convincing win.