Accumulating most of the game with only 35% possession in their favor, FC Barcelona still managed to win on the field of Real Madrid (1-0) this Thursday in the semi-final first leg of the Cup you are king Blaugrana captain Sergio Busquets (34 years old, 30 games in all competitions this season) explained that the unusually defensive style of his team did not really correspond to a choice.
« We would have liked to have more possession, to have more control of the ball during the match, but they pressed us well, estimated the midfielder in front of the media. We were able to compete, the team did a lot of physical work « , we were very united. They, despite the fact that they had control of the ball and possession, they did not have a clear chance of but. We managed to score this but which gives us a small advantage for the return match. »
Despite this style, which is totally out of step with its usual philosophy, Bara proved to be effective as a counter team.