Marcos Alonso, a centre-back with a head


The hasty farewell of Gerard Pique will move to Mark Alonso from the flank to the center of defense. With a stroke of the pen, Barça solved two problems: covering the departure of the young player and at the same time relieving a crowded left wing with three candidates for ownership. And the man from Madrid, who did not make Chelsea very happy in this area, not only reached a good level but took advantage of the minutes by scoring. He did it in the Champions League against him Victoria Pilsen and yesterday in LaLiga against Espanyol. The tie (1-1) in a strange derby bears his signature.

Marcos Alonso ended up in disguise Lewandowski. The Pole went from not playing due to suspension to dressing briefly, but the caution was of little avail. He had several clear chances, none went in. At best, it’s a headbutt Alvaro Fernandez pulled out with difficulty He has three LaLiga games without seeing the door (Almería, Osasuna and Espanyol), the worst streak we’ve had in seasons.

From above also came the purpose of Mark Alonso, a heavy header to end a gift from the Spaniard in the area. The Barça defender is getting used to waking up very early. In Europe it took him six minutes to find the goal and against the Espanyolistas seven was enough. He also completed a double assist with his head, the last one Christensen.

A Mark Alonso he’s leaving the band. In the nine league games he played, in eight he acted as a center back and only one as a left back, the position in which he was taken after long negotiations that lasted for many months and which was fully ‘in extremis’. Since the match against Celta, at the beginning of October, Marcos Alonso’s performances have always been in the middle.

And this is the reason why he also saw the other side of the coin, when as the game progressed he inflicted a penalty on Joselu. A sprained ankle prevented her from finishing comfortably. It wasn’t intentional because the ball was going through the air and all eyes were on the balloon he drew over another defender. Mark Alonso He follows the action and doesn’t realize it. He didn’t protest because he knew that this time no one would forgive him. Neither the referee nor the VAR, neither went to the Central Contentious Court. A bitter aftertaste to close the year and uncork a new one. In 2023 an adjustment awaits him who is already advanced and technically OK as a center or winger

Source: La Verdad


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