Barcelona’s Key Tactical Element Revealed by Spanish Press Ahead of PSG Clash

FC Barcelona will have a few days off before the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie against Paris Saint-Germain. This gives manager Xavi Hernandez plenty of time to develop his game plan.

The Spanish tactician will need to devise a strategy that allows his team to generate the attack required to score goals. However, there’s also the defensive aspect as the Catalan side require a plan to keep PSG’s offense quiet for the first 90 minutes. 

According to SPORT, Xavi plans to have the players focus on vertical play with longer passes to counter PSG’s high-pressure tactics and minimize errors.

Furthermore, this mini-break will allow Barcelona to get players fit for the first encounter in Paris. This past weekend, two reports from Spain revealed that Frenkie De Jong is expected to be fit for the first-leg match against PSG. 

Meanwhile, Andreas Christensen trained with the team this weekend and will be ready for the match against the Ligue 1 giants. As a result, Xavi and his team hope to have the proper game plan and squad to secure an advantage for the second leg. 

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