17 May 2012

[Barça B] Montoya points to meet Alves against Athletic

The clavicle played yesterday a trick on Alves and the Brazilian joins Abidal and Puyol and low for the last game of the season.

The low of Eric Abidal and Carles Puyol, coupled with the departure of Maxwell at PSG during the winter had left in 'jack, knight and king' Pep Guardiola options in the defensive line for the final of the Copa del Rey on 25 May against Athletic at the Calderón.

Always assuming that bet on a coach behind four, seemed to have secured the position Javier Mascherano and Gerard Piqué as central, with Dani Alves on the right and Adriano on the left.

Nevertheless, not ruled out that the squad Martin Montoya, who has done well whenever he has had opportunities to stop at the dominant Brazilian. Well, the broken collarbone that Alves was in training yesterday that speculation becomes a near certainty.

Born in Gavà on April 14, 1991, Montoya made ​​his debut with the first team on 26 April 2011 in the stronghold of Mallorca and in this course has already played nine games for Guardiola's orders (seven league, one Copa del Rey and one Champions League).

Under-21 international, is one of the jewels of the cantera, not far desentonará against Athletic. Thus, Montoya will be the companion of Piqué, Mascherano and Adriano, if Guardiola surprised with a defensive line of three units, which seems unlikely.

The Blaugrana defense seems to be cursed, because in many of the big end has been severely decimated by sanctions, injuries and even diseases. In the Champions League final in Rome '09, Pep was without Marquez through injury and the suspended Alves and Abidal, Puyol played so the right and Sylvinho on the left, with Piqué and Toure as central.

In the Champions League final last season against Manchester United at Wembley, he could not play out Puyol, ailing after a very difficult season for his knee problems, his place was taken by Mascherano and served with notice.

Guardiola had to cope with the absence through injury of their central theoretical holders, Puyol and Piqué in the last final of the European Super Cup, so they played that day starting at the Louis II of Monaco Abidal and Mascherano in the center of the defense, the right Alves and Adriano on the left. (via SPORT)