Welcome back to TalkBarca. Today, we are going to take a look at Getafe vs Barcelona Match Review. Our first away win of the season has finally come. Getafe is not the side we should have lost or drawn to anyway. However, a win is a win and we have finally got our 3 vital points. Barcelona is now in the top 4 in the points table, only 2 points behind our rivals, Real Madrid.
Before we begin things, it is important to address another set back for us. Ousmane Dembele is out injured with a thigh muscle problem. Another injury for us in a short span and that too a muscle injury. This is very frustrating to see. There have been some serious injury issues in our squad mainly in the attacking area. We have to find the core of the problem and address the situation. So, without any delay, let’s start the Getafe vs Barcelona Match Review.
GETAFE VS BARCELONA MATCH REVIEW
Getafe vs Barcelona vs a tough fixture. We were not only short on first-team players but also away from home. Our recent away games record has been very poor and it’s a relief to finally get an away win. We won the match which matters the most. However, it wasn’t a convincing performance.
We didn’t dominate the game as we should have. Getafe was almost on the verge of coming back into the game and possed a continuous threat. The goals we scored were quite unusual and not in the Barcelona style. The credit of the goals goes to the individual brilliance from Marc Andre Ter Stegen and Junior Firpo. It wasn’t a team effort.
The only positive thing aside from victory is our midfield. We had control and we dominated things in the midfield. Getafe is a physical side and presses a lot. I think Valverde deserves credit here. Instead of choosing a physical midfield of Vidal, Rakitic, and Busquets, he opted for a technical and press resistant midfield.
The reason is that even if we had played our physical midfield, we still couldn’t have matched Getafe’s physicality. So, if we cannot match their physicality, why even bother to give it a shot. Instead, we used a different approach and we bore the fruits.
Ter Stegen started in goal. Also named as the man of the match, Ter had a great game and showed he is one of the best keepers in Europe. We have discussed his brilliant performance in the next section.
Gerrard Pique and Lenglet started as Center Backs. However, Lenglet picked up a red card later on in the game. This means that the chance for Todibo to play in the A team is finally coming. I expect Todibo to start in the next La Liga fixture and I can’t wait to see him in action. Furthermore, Pique is also close to picking up a match suspension. Pique has already accumulated 4 Yellow Cards, another Yellow card will result in a suspension.
Right Back and Left Back:
Junior Firpo started as Left Back and Roberto on the Right. Yes, you read that right. Roberto on the right back. Valverde made it clear at the start of the season that Semedo is his first choice Right back and Wague will be his deputy. Whereas, he stated that Roberto will play in the Midfield. However, the critics claimed that Roberto is soon going to be back at this position and this is what happened in the end.
It just took 6 games for Valverde to throw Roberto back at the RB. Semedo came in the second half and Roberto moved into the midfield. Now, the question is, “did Valverde rest Semedo for our next game against Inter or he simply preferred Roberto at the Right Back?” No one knows the answer expcept Valverde. What I want to highlight is that even if Valverde wanted to rest Semedo, he should have given chance to Wague.
Sergio Busquests started as holding midfielder. Arthur Melo and De Jong started as Center Midfielders. This is such a great trio in the midfield. I guess this is our best midfield trio. No doubt, this midfield dominated the game and once our attacking lineup is complete, this midfield is going to dominate every team in Europe.
Antoine Griezmann started on the Left wing and Carles Perez on the Right. Now, I don’t blame Valverde for starting Grizzy on the wing for this game. Ansu Fati, Dembele, and Messi are all out injured. Therefore, Valverde had very limited options on the wing. Both of the wingers had a decent game and came close to scoring.
Luis Suarez started as the Centre Forward. He also scored a goal and overall his performance was slightly better than previous outings. Suarez was whistled at the Camp Nou in previous games by our own fans. I have already highlighted my feelings on this topic in a post. Suarez is a person who takes critics very seriously and he has certainly shown it again by improving his game.
Ter Stegen was outstanding. He is already having a great season in goal. However, he also assisted Luis Suarez today. In a place, where most keepers would panic, MATS maintained his composure and played a great ball to Suarez. Suarez was also making a great run and when a good ball found him, there was only one place for the ball to go, back of the net.
Firpo also played really confidently. Firpo looked confident in stopping the defenders. He also got his name on the score sheet and was among the best players on the pitch. I really have to appreciate him for the goal he scored. It was a poacher’s effort. He knew that there was a chance of rebound and perfectly time his run to take that shot.
Arthur Melo is very dominating we know that. His dominance is increasing with each game and he feels like a crucial part of the team. He goes up and down the field in blistering pace and works a lot for the team. Arthur is really an unsung hero for the team.
Carles Perez was good on the field as well. With Messi’s absence, he was the most obvious choice on the Right Wing. Considering that, his performance was pretty good. He also took a shot on goal which the keeper punched and the ball landed in front of Firpo, who easily put it in the net with his instep.
This is it from Getafe vs Barcelona Match Review guys. It was not one of our best performances, but, still, very important 3 points gained away from home. Lets us know your thoughts about this outing share your feedback on our Match preview in the comments section below. Until next time, Visca El Barca!