was Not Messi, he was Barcelona

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Leo Messi was at the Camp Nou. Of course, not as wanted to see both the Barça fans as its almost innumerable followers. In place of dress short, leaving all and sundry agape with some of his mischief with the ball at his feet, was sitting in the stands, with the arm in a sling, and with his eldest son, Thiago, at his side. Since then, she wanted her companions were very close, even walking on the grass, in your case, you have to wait even a few weeks.

The argentine, how could it not, he lived the grief with a lot of intensity. The both of Rafinha, the first of the hispanic brazilian with the club in Europe, was celebrated with a tremendous burst of joy. Not in vain, he opened the way to a first victory in a week that will culminate with the visit to the Camp Nou, Real Madrid that, at least for the moment, further directs Julen Lopetegui from the bench.

in The end, Ernesto Valverde decided to go for Rafinha, as much as his presence in the team would have been so far, almost testimonial, in place of by the French Ousmane Dembélé to build your first front with Messi sidelined with injury. In the preview, the technical barcelonista already sent him a recadito all poisoned the French: to improve, you have to work more..

Whistles Arturo Vidal

The coach has taken very good note of your attitude. Punish him with the bench seems to be his formula for the front is put in order again batteries. Instead, she gave it back minutes to an Arturo Vidal who seemed to have taken similar steps. To change it for Arthur, however, was greeted with whistles by the crowd.

Another of the possibilities that were handled as a possible relay in the starting lineup of Messi, the brazilian Malcom, was starting on the bench. The former player of Girondins de Bordeaux, who came to Barça after the technical services barca will win the game of Rome with almost the last kick, finally entered into the call, but Valverde does not seem to by now very willing to give it prominence.

The club was quick to reassure Dembélé ensuring that the brazilian was not going to pass by in front and, to tell you the truth, until the dispute of the match against Inter Valverde only given 25 minutes on the pitch. Something that also helped the fact that the French started the season showing, finally, your version more electrifying. The former Borussia Dortmund scored goals, some of them decisive, as the scored against Sevilla, in the Supercopa of Spain, and that ultimately would give the victory to all barcelona, or against Valladolid, which meant the three points for the catalans.

Your contribution, all in all, it has been diluted so much in recent times and even some of his colleagues have not hesitated for a moment to the time of afearle in public for their little contribution in a defensive role. What will have been his substitution against Inter just a first warning? In the run up to the classic we will have the answer.

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