Barca without Messi
by terramarirish (2013-04-11 00:24:58)
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  In reply to: And...  posted by baloo88

looked VERY pedestrian.

My big takeaway from the game is that Barca can't do the "Barca thing" half as well when that one guy isn't on the field. After he came on, they went back to their normal possession between midfield and the other team's box. I really like Xavi and Iniesta, but they couldn't do it on their own.

Before Messi came on, PSG was killing them on counters. The back line was still high, but they couldn't possess effectively. Really, FCB was lucky to keep it to 1-0 up to that point.

It's one more example of just how fucking good Messi is - even with a bum hammy.


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