Sly as always, the Madrid He dispatched the game like older brothers do with little ones when they want to fight: they let them hit first and send them to the corner with a “you don’t do it badly for your age.” Cruel, he put a mirror in front of the Barça and he punished him with his own words, nothing more harmful: this is what it is. It will be the most remembered phrase of the Barça of the XXI century after that of Gaspart mentioning the VAT of the clause Figo.
The culés know that the thaw will be long, spring always takes time to return and we are just beginning the autumn. Messi covered so many defects in the club and in the field that without him nudity will shine all year without the canvas Laporta I managed to hide it. The party plan of Koeman, which definitely reveals his tactical insufficiency, was to place the two most exuberant midfielders, De Jong and Gavi, to chase the interiors of Madrid. It is demonstrated by the entry of Sergi Roberto at 77 ‘to do the same as the Dutchman: stick to Modric. Barça had not started badly, but the occasion failed by Dest it reflected the state of the Blaugrana self-esteem: either the wind is in favor or it is not possible to advance or rowing. The team tries, tries hard, but is transparent. Madrid put the game where it wanted without too much effort, clinging to a Vinicius stellar who begins to laugh at our laughter.
Barça needs to be brave and purposeful, to assert its virtues. He lives clinging to the fear that what has already happened will happen: everything is lost. When one player does something well, another undoes it; what is pointed out remains a blur, one game is improved to resign in the next. He does not manage to overcome his shortcomings nor does he try to hide them, showing a naivety that weakens. Against the supposed natural rivals he goes bare chest and they sink him. It is going to cost the team so much to return that it seems that they prefer not to try, as if seeing a lion invited them to eat instead of, at least, pretending to be indigestible.