Murillo largely fails his first Barcelona audition - football

Murillo largely fails his first Barcelona audition

The laon signing didn?t cover himself in glory against Levante Last season at the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium, Ernesto Valverde decided to put a Colombian centre-back into his defence to allow some of his more important players a rest at a crucial stage of the season.
Yerry Mina?s performance was so poor in Barca?s only league defeat of the season, that he?d virtually sealed his own exit before the end of the 90 minutes. He was gone at the end of the season after just six months.
Against Levante on Thursday night, Valverde again rested key players and brought in a Colombian centre-back... with eerily similar consequences for the most part.

Murillo gets his debut tonight. Let?s see how it goes. #fcblive #copaBarça Sarah?? (@SarahSalahpour) January 10, 2019
Jeison Murillo has had a lot to contend with in fairness. Making debut in what amounted to a virtual second-string Blaugranes defence, and on the right-hand side of a three, wasn?t the best scenario for an introduction, particularly as he?s still learning the Barca trade.
But that said, he?s still got to get the basics right. Like Mina, he was consistently out of position in the first half, and when he did face up against the opposition, he wasn?t quick enough or physical enough to avert the danger. His passing was routinely poor too, rarely finding his targets.
Given that these attributes were said to be a key part of his defensive make up and exactly what Valverde was looking for from ...
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