Ernesto Valverde Barcelona La Liga Opinion

After such a huge game at Old Trafford mere days ago, going back to La Liga action felt like going downhill a bit. As much as the Spanish domestic competition has been fierce this season, the bumpy road is coming to its end as Barcelona need a total of nine points in the remaining six games in order to claim another crown and reclaim the throne for their own.

Huesca were first in line of La Liga’s resistance movement as Barcelona made a jump from performing in front of 76,000 people on Wednesday to roughly 7,000 on Saturday. And interestingly enough, the small team from Aragón made a fine stand and earned a point for their troubles, albeit against a heavily depleted Catalan lineup.

This tactical analysis will use statistics to determine just how things played out on Estadio El Alcoraz and how both teams settled for a draw which saw them share the spoils.

Lineups

Barcelona (3-5-2)

Starting XI: Ter Stegen – Murillo, Todibo, Umtiti – Aleñá, Vidal, Puig – Wagué, Malcom – Boateng, Dembélé

Bench: Cillessen, Lenglet, Alba, Semedo, Arthur, Coutinho, Abel Ruiz

Coach: Ernesto Valverde

Huesca (4-1-4-1)

Huesca: Santamaria – Miramón, Etxeita, Pulido, Javi Galan – Juanpi, Rivera, Moi Gomez – Avila, Gallego, Ferrerio

Bench: Jovanović, Mantovani, Musto, Herrera, Melero, Gallar, Chucho

Coach: Francisco Javier Rodríguez Vílchez

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