Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Puyol and the Camp Nou, 'the rescue' of Barcelona against the Lightning

Neither Lionel Messi or Xavi or Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas . The real charm of Barcelona this season in La Liga is the great captain, Carles Puyol . With central by the hair on the field, Barca team has won 80% of their games , without it , the percentage is reduced to a modest 50% . Before the Rayo Vallecano could return to the field, and no doubt Pep Guardiola breathe easier. The budget and potential difference between the two teams is enormous, but so was with Getafe . Do not rely because of Jose Ramon Sandoval have made ​​the same points at home than his rival on Tuesday: nine. In 13 league matches, the Catalans have been victorious in eight. Puyol was in four games while the other four the captain put on his boots or dressed up short. More devastating is another fact: of the five games in which Barcelona did not add the three points, 'Jaws' was not in four.

He did not act against Real Sociedad in Anoeta (2-2), Sevilla at Camp Nou (0-0), Athletic in San Mamés (2-2) and Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez (1-0). Indeed, in Valencia , where he did play and drew Guardiola's team to two, did not play the whole game and was replaced in the 17th minute of the second half. It was the charm and Barcelona left back to the middle. The central presence is vital for the intensity you put into the field, placing (the veteran is a degree), for its quality to stop any opponent and make better behind his fellow.

 It is the soul of the defensive line. Its importance comes from afar because of the nine defeats in the league accumulating since trains Guardiola Barcelona, ​​Puyol was not six. Another Barcelona in the Nou Camp Reigning suffering at home, but instead is a cyclone in their field . In the Nou Camp has 6 wins and a draw, with 30 goals scored (an average of 4.28 per game! ) and none against. Osasuna took eight goals, Villarreal, Mallorca and Atletico five, Zaragoza, Racing four and three. Sevilla endured only a goalless draw.

In a lawn as long as the feud Barca, equipment costs more to shut them and stop their rivals, especially Messi , who has scored in stage 14 of the 15 goals that leads in the league. For Ray, Nou Camp is not a field that has fond memories. Of 12 hits, nine home win ended, two with a tie and a visitor to win . Rayista coach has said that come to Barcelona with the intention of scoring, a company very difficult especially if the opponent is able to count on his two wildcards, Puyol and the Camp Nou, for if it had little advantage in having in its ranks Messi, Cesc, Xavi, Iniesta, Gerard Pique, Victor Valdes, Dani Alves ...


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