Busquets, Vidal and Rakitic operated as midfielders and Ansu and Jordi Alba gave breadth and depth on the sides. With Messi and Griezmann in the interior corridors, the structure in attack resembled a 1-3-5-2 or 1-3-3-4, depending on the height of Ansu and Jordi Alba. Barcelona was an expansive team from side to side —42.8 meters wide– and exploited its superiority inside with the football ascendant of Messi and the finesse in the first touch of Griezmann, improved by intervening with more continuity in central places. The supports of both, different in the way of doing them, generated the space for the entrances from behind Vidal or Rakitic or the ruptures from the wings of Ansu or Jordi Alba. No movement that was not made with Valverde, although there was a greater insistence on this type of play. The total dominance of the ball, with a possession quota greater than 82%, also specified the Barca’s will to have everything under control. Sergi Roberto, Piqué and Umtiti accompanied the medulla and there were no significant cracks that served Granada to articulate the counterattack. Between the three they stole up to nine balls in the center of the field, data that includes their activation in intermediate areas. Barcelona did not split and this is a positive principle for Setién. Their teams tend to run badly backwards … Do not they are made revolutions in just four days, except with Messi in the field, figure that everything happens and will happen in this Barcelona. There was no time for big changes, but for expose some ideas different that must still be perfected. Setién guaranteed that his team would “play well” and anticipated a change of drawing. In both things, with details to clarify, he fulfilled his staging against Granada.The balloon systemIt was the main novelty in Barcelona. Setién ordered a line of three – Sergi Roberto, Piqué and Umtiti – in the offensive construction, which kept both the exit and the situations in the opposite field. During his career, the Cantabrian coach has always used provisions that would include three players, either leaning on three centrals, going down to the middle center or opening one of the interiors. The particular conditions of Sergi Roberto, a midfielder converted to lateral, allow him to employ him in that alternative double role. In the defensive phase, he assumed his usual side function. Pressure and recoveryNaturally, the change in scheme influenced the attack-defense transition. With three players on the last line, Busquets could launch with more courage. The middle center retains its decisive status in this aspect of the game. His reading is usually adequate and could lead the recovery strategy so high in Barcelona —44.2 meters away from your goal-. Busquets was closer to the Granada area than its own, well escorted by Vidal and Rakitic. Barcelona reorganized with four back in contexts in which Granada exceeded the first pressure. He was neat, serious and together, admitting hardly any chances to the set of Diego Martinez, who signed five shots. The best opportunities of the rival derived from errors in the circulation at the exit of Barcelona as it happened in the shot to the stick of Eteki. The goal to zero contained Setién and a proposal that incorporated different nuances in tactical development. Although the revolution is always Messi.
The level of the Brazilian is not returning to be the one that dazzled in Liverpool, his price is falling and he is already at 70 million euros, less than half of the 145 that the Catalans paid to the whole of Merseyside. The probability that in June Barça will see a player with a plummeting value and that he will have to go to a sale to recover what he can seems high. Real Madrid affectedReal Madrid is having a difficult season (second in the League, complicated eighth of the Champions League, eliminated in the Cup) in which some players are changing their status or are not playing the role that was expected. Thus, in addition to Hazard, three more enter this top-10: Vinicius, Gareth Bale and Luka Jovic.The Brazilian is struggling to earn minutes with Zinedine Zidane although in this final stretch he participated in two of the most important games of the season: against Barcelona and against Manchester City. The Brazilian came to be valued at 70 million and has dropped to 50. Before football slowed down due to the coronavirus, several of the players’ campaigns were proving difficult: Eden Hazard and Ousmane Dembélé missed many games due to injury also Marco Asensio, who continues with his recovery. Others were not finding their best level or counting for their current coach such as Vinicus, Gareth Bale, Jovic, Kepa …His performance influences the green and also in its market value, where several figures have seen how its price has fallen in recent months.Eden Hazard has been the one that has lost the most in terms of quantity: 50 million euros. The Belgian arrived in August in exchange for 100 million and was valued at 150 but, after several injuries that have prevented him from showing his best level continuously, his value has fallen to 33.3%, returning to the price I bought the real Madrid. An operation that goes from advantageous (buy below the market price) to the fair price. The second was Ousmane Dembélé, with a drop from 100 million euros to 70. The Frenchman has been damaged by various injuries to his thigh and a level of play that did not come close to what was expected in just 492 minutes in nine games. Gallic, who gave up the Euro Cup, will do well with this postponement to try to earn his place on Deschamps’ list of 23 for the summer of 2021.The one who closes this podium, Neymar, has only lost 11%, an expected fall due to his 28 years and a new year in France in which he has been affected by injuries, although this time he did play and win in the knockout stages of the Champions League.The Coutinho CaseCoutinho appears as one of the victims on that list and the worst, the Brazilian is going to stay in limbo. Loaned by Barcelona at Bayern, it is not clear to the Bavarians that he is a player worth exercising the purchase option. China deals, injuries, controversies and ostracism. Gareth Bale has lost 33.3% in value so far this season in which he knows he does not count for Zidane, who continues to have problems with injuries and whose performance on the field has also not been expected for a player of his level. The Welshman falls to 40 million, far from the more than 100 he cost in 2013.Luka Jovic is also on the sale list. The Serbian gunship that the Whites signed from Eintracht Frankfurt is not able to find the same network in Madrid. A difficult first year of adaptation and with only two goals they make him lose 20 million euros out of the 60, a price that Real Madrid set with his purchase. Now, Naples asks about his situation for the coming season. Miranda and Mandzukic, two crashesThe marches to Chinese football and the Qatari of two former Atlético de Madrid, Joao Miranda and Mario Mandzukic, have caused their market value to collapse more than 70%.Joao Miranda left Inter to sign for Jiangsu Suning with the letter of freedom and its value fell from 3.50 million this July to the current € 750,000, 78.6%. The Croatian also ended a contract with Juventus and decided to leave European football for the first time in his career to test in Qatar. Its value falls to 5 million when it was at 18, that is, 72.2% less.
The Spanish charter Evelop Airlines took possession of their first A350 plane March 28 of this year and anticipate an A350-900 wide-body aircraft next year. The company, which is based in Madrid, uses the planes for routes to various Caribbean destinations. Cancun, Q.R. — Air control personnel at the Cancun International Airport are set to land one of its largest clients, an A350. The large evelop! plane is set to land at the Cancun airport May 6 from its origin city of Madrid. The plane, which has a seating capacity of 432, is covering the new Madrid-Cancun route. Although the route has been in operation already, this is the first time an A350 from that city will be landing at Cancun. “Evelop belongs to the Barceló group which allows us a greater number of seats arriving at the destination from Europe,” he said. The Spanish market into Cancun has grown by 4 percent year-over-year for the last three, with nearly 184,000 Spanish tourists landing in Cancun last year. Evelop Airlines are a subsidiary of Barceló Group and operates short and long-haul flights on behalf of tour operators, mainly out of Spain and Portugal. They make two flights per week into Cancun. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Darío Flota Ocampo, director of the Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo, explained that the aircraft will cover the Madrid-Cancun route, and although this route is already operating, the significance of the occasion is the size of the plane, adding that a reception is being prepared at the Cancun airport.