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Barcelona Were Playing Ultra Attacking 1-2-1-6 Formation Against Slavia Prague

Barcelona Were Playing Ultra Attacking 1-2-1-6 Formation Against Slavia Prague

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde clearly had a game plan for the club's Champions League group stage clash against Slavia Prague on Tuesday night.

The Catalan giants were seen playing an ultra attacking 1-2-1-6 formation throughout the first half of their Group F tie, with full backs Nelson Semedo and Jordi Alba in wide areas.

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Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal, who often plays a defensive midfielder, was even playing in the number 10 role for short spells.

Despite their attacking intent, the Spanish side struggled to find an opening.

In fact, Valverde's side were caught out on numerous occasions through Slavia's dangerous counter attacking play, as Barca's front line continued to push as high as possible.

Prague continued to find a huge amount of space in the middle of the park as Busquets, de Jong and Vidal struggled to track back.

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Lionel Messi almost opened the scoring with a sensational individual effort but the crossbar denied what would have Barcelona's opener.

Prague had a goal ruled out just before the break as the sides go into the half-time break at 0-0.


Thoughts on Barca's attacking style of play during their clash against Slavia on Tuesday night?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Football News, Slavia Prague, Football, Barcelona, Champions League

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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