Barcelona are finally off the mark in the 2019/20 La Liga season as the Catalans clinched their first three points at the Camp Nou against Real Betis. After the initial shock and falling behind, Ernesto Valverde’s troops rallied behind Antoine Griezmann and co. and really ran over their opposition, winning 5-2 on the night.
This tactical analysis will look into both teams’ tactics and use analysis to see just how Barcelona dominated and won their first La Liga game by stomping Real Betis.
Barcelona lined up in a familiar 4-3-3 shape but with rather experimental names in the fold. The backline saw some familiar faces but the middle and the forward lines were changed tremendously.
Sergio Busquets returned to his position of the team’s defensive midfielder and was accompanied by the newcomer, Frenkie de Jong, and Sergi Roberto. Up front, with the injuries of Ousmane Dembélé, Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez, Valverde decided to field Antoine Griezmann at the centre-forward role and Rafinha and Carles Pérez on the flanks.
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