FCB 4-0 ATH: 3 Tactical Decisions Xavi Hernandez Made During Their Game Against Athletic Club.

The Catalan based club Barcelona extended their winning streak to four matches as they got an emphatic 4 – 0 win over Athletic Club in a crunch encounter between both clubs.

The Spanish giants Barcelona were dominant all through the match as they emerged victorious in today’s league match.


The Barcelona Superstars which include Gerard Pique, Dani Alves, Ronald Araujo, Marc Andre Ter Stegen, Sergio Busquets, Adama Traore, Sergino Dest, Pedri, Pablo Gavira, Ferran Torres and Pierre Aubameyang were all superb in tonight’s league match.

Goals from Pierre Aubameyang, Ousmane Dembele, Luuk De Jong and Memphis Depay sealed the comfortable victory for Barcelona at Camp Nou.


The Spanish giants Barcelona moved up to 4th position on the league standings having amassed 45 points while Athletic Club dropped down to 8th position on the league standings.

Let’s take a look at three tactical decisions Xavi Hernandez made during their game against Athletic Club;

1. GOOD LINE UP AND FORMATION: The Spanish and Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez used a 4 -3-3 formation for tonight’s League match.

The tactical decision to include some of his key players in the starting lineup contributed to their dominant performance against Athletic Club.



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2. TACTICAL SUBSTITUTION: The Spanish and Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez made five substitutions in the second half. The Barcelona head coach brought in Ousmane Dembele, Frenkie De Jong, Memphis Depay, Luuk De Jong and Eric Garcia to replace the tired players.

The decision to bring in three attacking players in the second half also contributed to their emphatic victory over Athletic Club.


3. STYLE OF PLAY: The Spanish and Barcelona tactician Xavi Hernandez started Sergio Busquets as the lone defensive midfielder in order to shied the center-backs.

In the second half, The Barcelona head coach switched to a defensive formation in order to prevent their opponent from scoring a goal in the match.


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