12 goals of strategic moves this season
Foul on the wing or corner for Barça, on Barça's bench something is moving, Juan Carlos Unzué, second coach of the first team stands up and he places himself on the technical area to give instructions to his men. This is one of the most usual situations during matches this season. The work of free kicks was more specific than other times, and this is what results show, 12 goals of strategy moves when there are still 2 months of competition. Registers that we didn't see since 2009/10 season when they scored 13.
Piqué being the top scorer of this kind of moves, Barça become stronger in attack and in defense, something that showed fragility during last seasons. Mathieu's goal against Real Madrid was the first goal of the match. It was the fourth match in which Barça opened the score with a strategy move.
"Everything is more than worked out. Players are more confident that we can hurt with strategy moves." said Luis Enrique after the victory at Eibar's stadium. With Messi, Xavi or Rakitic kickers, Unzué uses fineness in the execution of crosses of the 3 players to create new moves and block that allow them to free kickers. Out of the 12 goals, 6 were scored by Piqué, 2 by Messi, 1 by Busquets, 1 by Neymar, 1 by Mathieu and 1 own goal by Miranda