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Memphis, inoperative in attack and defense against Betis

Without Ansu Fati, still recovering from his injury, and with Dembélé just getting in tune, Memphis Depay is currently the strongest argument of the Barça facing the goal. In fact, the Dutch striker is by far the team’s top scorer, with eight goals, all of them in The league. Ansu, having played 10 fewer games, he is the second Barça striker, with 3 goals.

Before him Betis, the Barça I needed the best version of Memphis so as not to get off the high ground but the international ‘oranje’, like a good part of his teammates, did not perform at the expected level. Their numbers leave much to be desired, not only in attack, but also in defense. Despite the fact that he reached the duel against the Verdiblanco team to score in the last two league games – against Espanyol with a penalty and against Villarreal of a personal move-, this Saturday Memphis stopped short. He did not shoot a single time, not only between the three sticks but not even close to the goal defended by Rui Silva. In addition, he was the player of the Barça who lost the most balls (20) and the one who recovered the least (1), something that denotes that not only was he not successful in front of goal but also that he was not applied in defense.

Has played it all

In the absence of offensive troops, Memphis is the only attacking player of the Barça who has played all the matches of League, 15 out of 15, all of them as a starter. In fact, he was only substituted in one match – against Real Sociedad – and in the 90th minute. Only Sergio Busquets can boast of having played absolutely everything in the national championship. He has also played everything in the Champions League.

To debut in Champions

After his discreet performance before him Betis, Memphis is called to be important in the end of Munich next Wednesday. Any chance of victory against him Bayern passes, unavoidably, by the goals of Memphis and Dembélé, that after his good minutes before him Betis, will already start at the Allianz Arena. The former forward of the Lyon, despite being Barça’s top scorer in The league, has not yet made its debut in the Champions League despite having played all five games.

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