Barcelona won 2-1 against the team from the third league Ibiza in the sixteenth finals of the Copa del Ray. In front of 6500 spectators, Quique Setien‘s team start shockingly. In the ninth minute, Cabello scored for the home side after Perez assisted on the left side. Cabello easily scores, but the main question in this situation is what Barcelona’s defenders did in this action.
In this game, Barcelona played in the formation of 3-4-3. They have only one stopper Clement Lenglet. But his partners were Junior Firpo and Sergi Roberto.
In the 72nd minute, they manage to equalize with a goal of Antoine Griezmann. Frenkie Fe Jong ripped the Ibiza’s defense with a precise vertical ball and the Frenchman send this ball in the net. The second goal was scored in the 95th minute by the same player. Alba sends the ball behind the Ibiza defense and found Griezmann.
But in the moments when Barcelona took the ball for the winning goal, two home players were lying on the field. Also, Ivan Rakitic played in this game until the 81st minute for Barcelona.
Rakitic is likely to leave Barcelona
The first offer for Ivan Rakitic came from the Juventus, but Barcelona rejected this. But some sources say that the negotiations were continuing. Barcelona wants to replace Rakitic, for Federico Bernardeschi. Juventus agreed with this but they want that Barcelona adds monetary compensation as well.
It looks like Ivan doesn’t want to leave the club. One of the reasons is the fact that they got a new coach. Already in the first game, it was obvious that Rakitic could have a problem. The new coach put a Sergi Busquets and Frenkie de Jong as the midfielders.
For the third place in the midfield, Rakitic will be fighting with Arthur, Vidal, and Puig. Setien wants to see the fast game, and Ivan didn’t do his best in the game against Granada.
This is the main reason why Barcelona open to Juventus’ interest in him. Juventus wasn’t the only team who had some interest in him. At some point, PSG and Manchester United want to bring him in his lines. But until the final Betway result, we will need to wait until the end of the transfer period.