1.- Not with all the forwards …
Koeman began with his usual drawing, including three novelties in the starting eleven, with Dest anchored in the left wing, giving the title to Dembélé and maintaining his confidence in Pedri. But the great novelty was the position of Messi, who returned to the right wing to leave the center to Griezmann, who wasted a very clear chance to score. That 4-2-3-1 tradition, however, exploded into the air in the second half when the coach began to remove the team until he ended up without the double pivot.
Not a trace of the order that Koeman was trying to impose on his team because he modified it in such a way that it altered the entire physiognomy, except the defense. He changed the extremes because they did not strike or generate danger, in addition to modifying the structure of the center of the field to the end that Riqui Puig appeared in the final minutes. But not even with all the strikers that he has on the squad (Braithwaite even appeared from the bench), did Barça hit hard and forcefully.
2.- De Jong’s mistake cost dearly
I’m late. Already out of time. Hence, when he contacted Djené’s body, he escaped from the area. But Frenkie de Jong’s mistake was already made and the price Barça paid was expensive, tremendously expensive. He committed an absurd and unnecessary penalty that cost Koeman’s team its first loss, while also revealing the Dutch midfielder’s irregular start. The former Ajax player is not at all fine, who committed an imprudence in the Neto area that Mata was able to take advantage of perfectly.
That ruling was also accused by the Dutchman, who ended up being replaced. He was also not precise in the pass and, in addition, that untimely entry made him leave the desolate field.
3.- Griezmann also failed from ‘9’
I wanted to play downtown. Your preferred site. There he played. And as a center forward, with Messi heeled to the right. Antoine Griezmann wanted to face the goal and not look at it from the band. And he also had Pedri’s help to leave him alone before Soria, the Getafe goalkeeper. A great attendance of the young Canarian placed the French striker on the stage that he had demanded so much. He appeared in the Getafe area alone and released a right hand that went out, directly to the empty stands of the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum.
Although the problem is not that Griezmann missed a clear opportunity playing in the center of the attack. The real problem is that, once again, he had no weight in the game and that he was in the place where he wanted to be. Or as close as it could get. But the Frenchman, in a portrait of his offensive inefficiency, did not know how to focus his shot well. And he was replaced again. Four games, four changes.