Why 3-4-3 is the millennium of Barcelona’s domination?

By on March 11, 2017

This formation elucidated Barcelona’s two super colossal issues.

The first one was the right-back issue, which has revealed a pretty vulnerable Barcelona hit by Alves’s departure. Sergi Roberto was pushed to the wall to make for Dani’s spot, without being naturally instructed. The Spaniard kept losing the ball under pressure and being offensively weak on that flank. What a 3-4-3 formation unshakable offered Luis Enrique’s men were two overpowered flanks that positioned themselves more distant from the defensive line, adding more dynamism to attack. After each successful pressing maneuver coming from the midfield, the flanks were doomed to instantly burst out in attack. That was much more undemanding in as much as wingers acted closer to the midfield itself.

Apart from starting the last game on the bench, Sergi Roberto came on the field and scored, probably the most important goal of his career.

Another matter of contention, which Luis Enrique got rid of using the 3-4-3 diamond formation prevailed the midfield. A quite vulnerable midfield we witnessed in the first leg of the Champions League clash against PSG. Barcelona’s contenders looked choked by Veratti, Rabiot and Matuidi, and almost every time when Iniesta or Gomes went forward, Busquets didn’t manage to take on the danger mounting from PSG’s counter-attacks.



Lucho’s decision to play Rakitic in this game worked out. The Croatian showed himself as a willing runner, linking up with both flanks and giving a helping hand to Busquets when clearing up after ball losses.
The most thought-provoking question that came to our minds was if FC Barcelona would continue with a 3-4-3 line-up. After a historical match, the team should celebrate, but then get back to training, as there are still three trophies for Blaugranas to fight for.


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