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ATH 0 VS 1 BAR: Talking points as Sergio Busquets does not deserve a starting role in Barcelona

Xavi Hernandez and his men locked horns with Athletic Club on match day 25 of the Spanish League competition. The last time both teams met, the match ended in a 4-0 win in favor of the Blaugranas. The home side lined up in a 4-4-2 formation while the Blaugranas started the game in a 4-3-3 formation

Talking points in the match:

1. BARCELONA NEEDS A RIGHT BACK

The likes of Araujo, Kounde, and Sergio Roberto have been given the task to play as a right-back by Xavi this campaign but none of them have been able to deliver consistently in that position. As a result, Xavi and his camp should make a right-back defender a priority this summer transfer window.

2. BUSQUESTS

 

The Barcelona captain has been exceptional for Barcelona over the years but age is no longer on his side as he has declined in his performance. Busquets should be meant to start only in games Barcelona is winning comfortably or against much lesser opposition. The Spaniard was the weak point tonight as Athletic Club players dispossessed him several times in the first half.

3. KOUNDE PERFORMANCE

 

The French International defender has become one of the most important players for Xavi this season. However, he is prone to making mistakes that could cost his team a goal. The former Sevilla man showed signs of being nervous in the first half.

 

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