The quick-fix of Enrique’s PSG “dilemma”
On 8th of March, Barca takes on Paris Saint Germain at Camp Nou in hope to snatch back their pride and hopefully go through the next round of the Champions League.
These weeks, Luis Enrique was noticeably subjective, playing around with different formations and most of them were the ones with three defenders in transition, but first off let’s see how the first game, in which Blaugranas were tactically outclassed came to pass.
Unai Emery opted for a 4-3-3 formation, with his front-line players continuously pressing Ter Stegen, which forced Pique and Umtiti to go wide in order to provide options for the goalkeeper.
Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba pushed off to high up the pitch, leaving Pique/Umtiti with no other options than desperately send the ball further from their own nets.
The 4-3-3 formation altered to a 4-5-1 when defending. Di Maria and Draxler kept pulling back out, putting into practice a powerful pressure on Barca’s vulnerable wing-backs, while Cavani was busy with pressing Barcelona’s back line.