The goal became to resist to Leo Messi for the second match in a row.
The argentine star of Barcelona will be held this Wednesday, his birthday 33 with a doubt, the same of the club in full: what happens to this Club, they do not know if you are coming or going, who plays and idling in their peers, almost all of them, are displayed on the field of play as ghosts, with sad figures very far from what we should expect from them?
This Barça gives the feeling of closer to the end of a generation.
Six of the 11 players that decided Setién in the box holder against the Athletic exceed 30 years, and only one, Arthur, has less than 24. Interestingly, the brazilian is the player often highlighted as possible transfer.
This is a club that offers no continuity and you cling too often to the genius of Messi to survive. The captain, who sum 26 goals and 19 assists, has intervened directly in the middle of the 89 goals that has the barca team this course and to the Athletic, once again, was the one who served the pass providential for Rakitic to break the tie.
The understood logic of the importance of Leo in the club, what would be in any team, does not understand the role so sad that multpilica around. Suárez, Griezmann, Vidal, Arthur, who should give you support in the offensive game, repeated a performance that is bland and only the nerve of Rakitic (32 years) caused a change of script in the result.
A change that was understood by the agitation that led to the entrance of Riqui Puig, footballer special and different, sassy, and who is not scared to take responsibility., player, to see the present from the club, is understood to be much more fundamental than it has been.
Will have to see if the coach took note of what happened this Tuesday.
On Sunday, in Vigo, Busquets will not be able to play against Celtic through suspension and it will be interesting to discover the decision that you can make Setién, who, against Athletic, he was able to see that for almost an hour, the club, becoming more veteran, you need new blood, perhaps as much as conquer titles.
The good, Quique Setién is involved
It is true that if Quique Setién, he could reproach them for their little intervention in Seville, this time stuck his hand in the computer when you started the second part, sank into mediocrity, and seemed incapable of putting in danger the goal of a Athletic that he started to embrace the possibility of linking their fifth confrontation without losing face the barca team.
Setién resolved to give input to Riqui Puig by Arthur, who was not on the pitch his discourse of commitment with the club, and the squad returned to the verve to the game.
Not long after that, the coach turned to move pieces with the entry of Ansu Fati and Ivan Rakitic, and this time, the changes caused a change from hopelessness to a pinch, not too much, of illusion.
Riqui moved the ball with tino, Messi had a companion for sure, and Ansu multiplied the speed, while Rakitic, tireless, ended up finding the prize with the goal.
Of the evils, the lesser, although hardly a triumph to show some kind of euphoria.