‘Not even in five games’ – Journalist in disbelief over Barcelona teen’s latest performance

Barcelona came through against Las Palmas with an important win and a rather impressive performance as Raphinha scored a headed winner in the second half to seal all three points for the hosts.

However, during the game, Barcelona had multiple opportunities to kill off the game, with chances falling to Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, and Joao Felix.

In fact, the match seemed to be have been heading towards how matches earlier this season, where Barcelona have bottled the game after not being able to finish off their chances.

Fortunately, though, this time Barcelona had Pau Cubarsi at the heart of their defence, who headed away all danger late in the game as Las Palmas were trying to get back into the game.

However, his performance in possession was something to behold.

Pau Cubarsi has people in shock

With Barcelona playing against ten men, keeping possession of the ball for almost the entirety of the game was not the toughest task. The Catalans ended up with 69% of the ball, completing 720 passes.

Pau Cubarsi was responsible for 89 of these passes, misplacing only two of his attempts through the 90 minutes.

His performance had analyst and journalist Alex Delmas in disbelief, who spoke about his passing network in a tweet, saying, “There are defences that do not generate as much ‘play’ even in five full games.”

Quien NO CREA que esto es una LOCURA que levante la mano

La 1a parte de Pau Cubarsí con balón 👇

Hay defensas que no generan tanto juego ni en 5 partidos completos pic.twitter.com/CNiiz5mDMp

— Alex Delmas (@alexdelmas10) March 30, 2024

Cubarsi was almost playing as a deep-lying playmaker at one point of the game, sitting near the half-way line and pinging passes to the wing and threading through balls to Robert Lewandowski, who looked surprised when the ball reached him at one point.

Contract extension underway

Cubarsi was one of the standout performers for Barcelona last night, but this was not even his top two displays this month.


Source link : https://barcauniversal.com/not-even-in-five-games-journalist-in-disbelief-over-barcelona-teens-latest-performance/

Author : Udhav Arora

Publish date : 2024-03-31 12:14:39

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