Barcelona are playing an extremely high defensive line. Dynamo almost took advantage of that in midweek but lacked a cutting edge in front of goal in the absence of several attacking players. What will Madrid make of it? Memphis twists and turns and lays off for Alba, whose attempted cross is blocked. Barça out of the blocks the quicker of the two sides.
Barça’s press is working well at the moment, pinning Madrid back in their half and allowing the home side to win the ball back with ease. There is a bit of a traffic jam on the left of Barça’s attack though with Memphis and Ansu both tending to drift out to that side, leaving nobody in the middle for Koeman’s team.
Casemiro also hands Barça a gift right on the edge of the area but Lucas Vázquez mops up the danger. Madrid are struggling to get the ball out from around their penalty box.
Vinicius! The boy is on fire today! He picks up a ball across the area and sends Ter Stegen sprawling three times as he jinks about looking for an opening. Gavi eventually throws himself in the way of his shot.
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