What Ernesto Valverde can do to stop Vinicius Junior

first_img Sergi Roberto jugó de interior derecho el miércoles If Arthur comes back in, Barca will have more possession and give Vinicius less chances to run at the defence. Another form of limiting the Brazilian’s participation is keeping the ball more. He needs the ball a lot for what he’s best at. 01/03/2019 Madrid did damage too because Reguilon, Kroos and Vinicius thrived on that side of the pitch. The game will worry Valverde ahead of the second Clasico. Las opciones de Valverde para frenar a Vinicius The good thing about using him would be making Vinicius work harder in defence. Roberto being put there would have a domino effect, with Barca looking for a new right interior midfielder. @didacpeyret In this sense Gerard Pique is important, because he is on that side and can help keep Vinicius quiet. Vinicius’s game against Barcelona on Wednesday was impressive. At just 18 he was capable of leading a Madrid team in the Clasico and the semi-finals of the cup. He did not score but he produced Madrid’s best moments, leaving the aroma of a special player. IN SPORT.ES The right-back was exposed one-on-one multiple times. Vinicius tried again and again to beat him and managed it, Barca found no solutions. That would be Ivan Rakitic, back in his natural position – with Valverde reverting to a 4-3-3. One option would be to play Roberto there, but he is not exactly a defensive specialist. Dídac Peyret In any case, Madrid are likely to have superiority on that side. Because Leo Messi starts there but doesn’t take part in the defensive effort. Now even doubling up – with Sergi Roberto helping – was sufficient. Barca suffered and, above all, Nelson Semedo did. Despite his aggressive marking he was beaten many times by the Brazilian, especially over the first few metres. Upd. on 04/03/2019 at 12:57 CETlast_img

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