#1 f versatility with options and a lot of promise to develop quickly by sakura698 21.11.2019 21:52

BARCELONA, Spain -- Neymar scored a Champions League hat trick in a 6-1 rout of Celtic on Wednesday to help Barcelona forget about Lionel Messi -- for one night at least. Fake Vans . Gerard Pique, Pedro Rodriguez, and Cristian Tello also scored for Group H winners Barcelona, while Giorgos Samara added a late consolation goal for Celtic, which finished last in the group. With Messi sidelined by a hamstring injury, Neymar was finally able to take command of a Barcelona attack which has passed through the boots of the Argentina forward for so many years. On Wednesday at the Camp Nou, it was Neymars feet which did the talking as he finally scored in Europes elite competition. "I dont feel pressure but, still, I should score," Neymar said. After Piques seventh-minute opener got the Spanish champions going, Neymar used some masterful dribbling to throw off defender Efe Ambrose with his change of rhythm before cutting a pass back into the box for Pedro to direct home in the 40th. The Brazil forward was able to tap home his first goal since Nov. 10 four minutes later after Alexis Sanchez lifted a ball over Celtics defence to meet Marc Montoyas run, and the Spanish fullback slid it back for an easy goal. Neymar showed no problems handling Barcelonas slick combination capabilities as he backheeled to Xavi Hernandez who returned on to his run through the defence, and Neymar sent a rising shot into the corner as he slipped to the ground in the 48th. "I wouldnt say some players gave up but it certainly looked that way at times," said Celtic coach Neil Lennon. "A lot of half-hearted performances and, as a manager, that was the most disappointing aspect of the whole game." Ambrose was caught out again in the 58th. Neymars stepover created space before he used his other foot to slide the ball through the big defenders legs, get into the box and then beat Forster. Neymar nearly had a fourth in the 65th as he beat the offside trap to go in alone on Forster, only to dabble too long looking for a shot and his run collided with Pedro, who took a shot that was saved. Forster could only watch as Tello, who returned from injury to replace Sanchez, tried a shot that deflected high and into goal in the 72nd minute. "I hope, with this game tonight, that weve put to rest any doubts about our play," Pedro said. Barcelona, which rested Andres Iniesta, rebounded from a 2-1 loss to Ajax to finish top of the standings with 13 points. AC Milan also advanced after drawing 0-0 against Ajax to finish second. "Whats important is weve overcome two straight losses and that can change things for us as we concentrate on the league," Neymar said after taking his season goal tally to seven. Fake Vans From China . Crawford hit his slam off Pirates starter Edinson Volquez to give San Francisco a four run lead in the fourth and they never looked back. Brandon Belt had three runs batted in as well. Bumgarner pitched all nine innings and allowed just four hits. Fake Vans Cheap . The Arena das Dunas in the northeastern city of Natal sustained minor damage during the protests, but demonstrators stayed away on Sunday and officials said the stadium passed its first test, with only minor adjustments needed going forward. https://www.vansfake.com/ . Al Horford said all he had to do was make the catch near the basket and then shoot a soft jumper.Shapes of MLS The Formations: Carl Robinsons Vancouver Whitecaps went back to a 4-2-3-1 for Saturdays game after finishing last weeks 1-1 draw at Chivas in a 4-4-2. The move was not surprising, although Pedro Morales (stiff back) being left on the bench was a move that wasnt expected. Russell Teibert returned from injury and was back on the right, where he played against New York, pushing Kenny Miller central. New England, coming off two poor performances to start the season, stuck to their favored shape and welcomed back captain Jose Goncalves after he was left out of the 18 in Philadelphia for the ongoing dispute over his contract status. The Game: It ended 0-0 and was not a classic, however, from a tactical perspective, it proved to be a fascinating one with many changes happening throughout the match. New England had played very narrow for the first two games and were expected to do so again but Saer Sene and Diego Fagundez started the game very close to both touchlines. They were able to do this because the midfield central three of New England completely dominated the opening 45 minutes. Sene and Fagundez were excellent outlets for the trio, while also helping to cause key overlaps with full backs. Matias Laba and Nigel Reo-Coker, in particular, really struggled distributing the ball in midfield and were regularly pressed quickly, allowing New England to make crucial turnovers and start quick transitions. The double pivot works best when one of the midfielders can drop deeper, make crucial tackles or be the outlet for the centre-backs to start an attack, while the other one pushes slightly more forward and into space. With New England dominating this area of the field, both Laba and Reo-Coker were reluctant to get forward, pinning the Whitecaps deeper. This had a knock-on effect towards how the front four played. Kenny Miller had to come deeper and turned the formation into a 4-5-1 while the wide players also retreated to try and help their teammates. This allowed New England to also win the battle on the flanks with Sene and Andrew Farrell, in particular, on the right side really dominating Sebastian Fernandez. Farrell was the best player on the field, defending excellently while making intelligent runs to create overlaps and chances for Sene. The Turning Point: Vancouver desperately needed to pass the ball better in the second half and needed a ball treasurer. Up stepped Morales, who replaced the ineffective Fernandez at half-time. Immediately, the visitors were a better side at the start of the second half. Andy Dorman had a lot of the ball in the first half because the Whitecaps were so deep but now his mind was occupied by the playmaker, Morales. A very interesting point to note with this change was how Robinson stuck to his shape but put Mattocks on the left and kept Miller central, now up top. Millers defensive game on the flank against Chivas last weekend wasnt the best and it was clear that Robinson trusted Mattocks more to deal with Sene and Farrell. In fairness, Mattocks worked very hard at this part of his game. He committed three fouls and looked clumsy at times but his pace and workrate proved that Robinson was correct to not have Miller defend that side of the field. When Teibert came off for Kekuta Manneh, Mattocks moved to the right and suddenly the Whitecaps had two track athletes on the flanks. Defensively, they were adequate but on the break they were breathtaking. The final ball too often was the wrong one but having those players out wide stopped New Englands danger out wide and pinned the impressive full backs deeper with Farrell only getting the better of Manneh once, allowing a great chance for dangerman Diego Fagundez who drifted centrally. New England boss Jay Heaps tried to counter Robinsons changes by, first, moving Kelyn Rowe out wide (who was very clever with his movement and range of passing) and then putting Teal Bunbury there in the final minutes. To be fair, Heaps haad to do something with Bunbury after he spent most of the second half inside Andy OBriens pocket. Fake Vans 2020. The Positives: It should be noted that the playing conditions for this game were very poor. The wind played a massive part in the game and that certainly is one reason why the Whitecaps, playing against it, struggled in the first 45 minutes. At one stage, the exceptional OBrien misjudged the wind and allowed a simple ball back to his goalkeeper to be held up, which required David Ousted to come out quickly to deny Bunbury. Ousted was brilliant in this game and allowed the Whitecaps to get a point. Despite the poor conditions, a real positive was Robinsons proactive nature. It is refreshing to see a young coach demand so much of his players in terms of a style and identity. Through three games, we already know what a Robinson side should look like and in the first 45 minutes, he clearly wasnt happy with how they were playing. In the second half, with Morales on, the Whitecaps trusted themselves more to play through midfield which turned the momentum away from New England and allowed them to dictate the game more. The Negatives: The season is only three games old but the Whitecaps need to be able to stick to their identity when opponents are on top. Far too often in the first half, long balls were sent up by the defence to try and get the forwards into play. One of the reasons for this is the Laba-Reo Coker partnership. A problem with the 4-2-3-1 is that if both, in the double pivot, are too deep, a team becomes divided and a back six may as well send postcards to the front four because they are so far away. One team becomes two. Reo-Coker lost the ball, similar to the way he did against Chivas for their goal, early in the game and was booked after just eight minutes. Once he is booked that early, it is virtually impossible for him to play the entire 90 minutes because one of his real strengths is his power and ability to cause turnovers by riding that fine line between a foul and a fair tackle. A solution may be to play a diamond in midfield, pushing Reo Coker on to the right where he feels he has a bit more of a license to get forward. This would, obviously, depend on the opponent. However, what this could also counter is who to play in the wide areas of a 4-2-3-1. After a bright start at home to New York, Fernandezs performances in the last two away games can be described as average followed by very poor. Playing in that position away is very different than at home, as attacks are started much deeper and defensively, you have to be more diligent. This is something Robinson will need to monitor as the season goes on. With Miller showing he is less than capable to be trusted on a flank regularly, if he is to play 4-2-3-1, he will need to work with the likes of Mattocks and Fernandez on how to get better in those positions. The Star Man: David Ousted was clearly the best player for the Whitecaps on the day but tactically, it was an impressive performance from the two centre-backs. OBrien was a rock while Johnny Leveron, making his first start of the season, certainly brought a new dimension to their side. He is, by far, the most comfortable centre-back in possession of the ball and when a 4-2-3-1 is working at its best, against a team playing with one striker, very often the second centre-back can be the free, isolated player not picked up by the opposition. This happened just before half-time when the Honduran got forward down the left, beat Sene and Bunbury, in an attack that ended with Miller just firing wide. Leveron needs to be careful and a bit sharper with his passes and distribution when he gets the ball but, with time, he can be a real asset for Robinson. In many ways, he sums up the early season storyline for the unbeaten 2014 Whitecaps – plenty of versatility with options and a lot of promise to develop quickly into the identity Robinson doesnt just wish for but demands. ' ' '

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