Eusebio's team has excelled in a quite remarkable level of play since the start of the season.
Barça B fires in 2011 in a comfortable situation, but not the excellence of last year. Certainly, the departure of players like Nolito or Abraham, the injury to Jonathan Soriano or the extraordinary youth of a team whose starting lineup at times was less than half the 20-year career has influenced.
The team led by Eusebio Sacristan has highlighted a level of play more remarkable since the beginning of the season, although the results were expected in the first month and a half. Now, having played the first 18 games, the Barcelona branch occupies the 13th position with 23 points, five of the relegation zone and seven of sixth place giving access to an alternate play-off for promotion. Barça B last year dismissed the sixth with five points in the current course will also play after 18 games.
In view of the numbers and performance on the pitch, the main pillars of the team are being Marc Bartra and Martin Montoya on defense, the versatile Rafinha between the mean and the front and, above all, Jonathan Dos Santos, best player in the subsidiary so far. They are the only four have more than one thousand minutes (Mexico leads the list with 1445), while most games played is Rafinha with 17 (only one is missing) Gerard Deulofeu followed with 16 and Dos Santos himself with 15. In this section, it is noteworthy that Carmona has played 14 games, but for minutes is only 14 º.
In goal, Eusebio decided to give final seven games each of the three, so that after completing its cycle Oier and Mino, now you should subtract another three to Masip.
In defense, the team type has been formed by Bartra and Muniesa in the center, Montoya on the right and the left Planas, although many of the minutes played Lobato has made them as left-back. In paragraph offensive, the team's top scorer so far is Rafinha, author of five goals (plus two assists), although it has nine appearances without seeing goal. Without doubt, the recovery of Jonathan Soriano and the fact that they no longer play as' false news have you been a slowdown in production. The second contention is Cristian Tello, who added two assists to his four goals and has made a colossal December crowned with his first team debut. Behind, with three 'targets do you put Soriano, Riverola, Deulofeu and Rodri (the latter two with two assists). However, the best passer of the team is Montoya, who has displayed down the right and has given four goals to their peers.
Regarding signings, Lobato has been noted for its versatility, Rodri has improved just as the band played heeled 'in plan Villa', while Femenía Kilo has shown nowhere near what it can do. And for players who have risen from youth Deulofeu continues to grow and aims high, Sergi Gomez has fulfilled despite the difficulty of his position and both Balliu as Gustavo has shown that they can have a place. They have not debuted Oriol Rosell and Ilie Sánchez (in the few opportunities she has had, as it is about to debut after an ordeal of operations in the heel.
Facing the new year, the subsidiary objectives are to maintain a good level of play and improve in some aspects, such as knowing 'kill' best parties and avoid some mistakes concentration, given the circumstances they are, particularly harsh to punish Eusebio's team. The first test will not be expected, since the subsidiary receives Numancia at the Mini Estadi on Saturday 7 at 16.00.