Thanks to his young reservists, including an impressive Gavi, FC Barcelona overcame Elche (3-2) on Saturday at Camp Nou.
Failing to hope to play the title this season, the FC Barcelona can once again thrill its Camp Nou audience. This was the case this Saturday afternoon. The now Xavi-led squad, with many young players used, pulled off a deserved victory against Elche (3-2), Saturday, as part of the 18th day of La Liga. The Blaugranas are 7th, provisionally 3 points from 4th (but also 15th behind the leader, Real Madrid).
FCB thought they had done the hard part by scoring two goals in a matter of moments. A corner ofOusmane Dembele was first taken over by Ferran Jutgla (16th), a 22-year-old reserve striker, started for the very first time in his life. Memphis Depay was out again. Then Gavi (19th) slipped full axis to score the very first goal of his career, at 17, he who is already a Spanish international.
Johan Cruyff’s 3-4-3
Gavi has just produced an XXL service, with enormous activity in an essential role. The young coach indeed opts for the famous 3-4-3 of the Dream Team of Johan Cruyff, more precisely a 3-1-5-1 with Sergio Busquets in 6 in front of a defense to 3, two wingers (“Dembouz” and Abde Ezzalzouli against Elche) and especially 3 midfielders in the axis (Frenkie De Jong right torchbearer, Gavi in 10, Jordi Alba left torchbearer) behind number 9.
Barça suddenly sank at the hour mark, conceding goals from Tete Morente (62nd) and Pere Milla (63rd) in a few seconds, to the chagrin of Clément Lenglet, but the young people of Xavi left to board . Launched by Dembélé, the indefatigable Gavi found Nico for the winning goal (85th). The 19-year-old midfielder came on 10 minutes earlier. The 3 scorers of the day were players from the reserve at the start of the season …
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