Barcelona 2020-21 already looks like the season of Pedri and Messi. After a great performance by the Canarian, who formed a magical combination with the Argentine, the Barcelona team obtained three much-needed points in Valladolid.
He dominated at will thanks to the change of system that Koeman introduced, reinforcing the center of the field, and completed a great first half. Lenglet and Braithwaite scored, who won the award for an intense work of ‘nine’ area, but Masip prevented a greater evil for Valladolid.
Messi scored the third – he was able to achieve the fourth by hitting the stick – and closed the account in a more contemplative second half.Both debating and turning around and around the 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3, Koeman surprised by playing with three centrals. Yes, the Dutchman played with Mingueza, Araujo and Lenglet behind, and advanced to Dest and Alba reinforcing the center of the field, in a 3-4-2-1 in which the bands were for the wings.
With Messi and Pedri in the midfielder on the inside, Koeman’s team had control of the game, filled the wide area and his players combined and found corridors before a surprised Valladolid. Braithwaite’s work, above, very valuable.