Barcelona was playing an ultimate attacking brand of football with the weird formation of 1-2-1-6 at brief moments against Slavia Prague.
Barcelona played against Slavia Prague in the 4th round of the Champions League, and surely Ernesto Valverde had tactical plans for the Czech team ahead of the game.
In an absurd type of display by Barcelona, the Catalan giants were seen playing weird formations in between the match to break down the defensive discipline of Slavia Prague.
Barcelona was seen playing the ultimate attacking formation of 1-2-1-6 to penetrate the stubborn defensive setup of Slavia Prague. Over here, Arturo Vidal strangely was seen playing the number 10 role along with Lionel Messi ahead.
Meanwhile, Antoine Griezmann was seen driving from deep in midfield and at times on the left-wing. This surely left every one wonder about the intentions of the Blaugranas.
No matter what, the tactics by Valverde did seem ineffective, as Barcelona failed to break the deadlock. Instead, the Catalans became more vulnerable to the counter-attacks by the visitors.
Barcelona playing left to right in a shocking 1-2-1-6 formation. Only chance Slavia do have at the moment is on the counter as Barca continue to hold possession with absolutely zero creativity. #BarcaSlavia pic.twitter.com/biAsefmvDk
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Although, a terrific performance by Marc Andre Ter Stegen and some brilliant defensive moves made Barcelona survive the quest against Slavia Prague.
Amidst all of this, Messi and Vidal were able to find an opening in the score but a check by VAR found, the Argentine International offside, which eventually disallowed the goal.
On the other hand, even the team from Prague had their goal ruled out against Barcelona, as Lukas Masopust was also found offside after putting past the ball behind Ter Stegen.
With this, the game ended 0-0, a disappointing night for the Catalans, as they were expected to be ruthless against Slavia Prague at their own den. Now, this result has made further rounds even more interesting. Nevertheless, Barcelona is secure in the first position for this round.