Barcelona fans have their say on Andreas Christensen’s midfield debut

Supporters of Barcelona have taken to social media in their numbers this evening, to react to the latest performance put forth by Andreas Christensen.

This comes after the stopper was afforded the chance to impress in a new position.

Barca, of course, marked their return to action a short time ago, hopeful of making it back-to-back La Liga victories at the expense of Alavés.

And, when all was said and done, this is precisely what Xavi and co. managed.

Despite a 2nd-half scare by way of Samu Omorodion pulling one back for Alavés, goals on the part of all of Robert Lewandowski, İlkay Gündoğan and Vitor Roque proved enough to guide the Blaugrana to the right side of a 3-1 result.

Post-match, it is youngsters Roque and Lamine Yamal who have since grabbed the headlines, the former owing to an action-packed cameo featuring a goal and red card, and the latter his scintillating exploits down the right wing.

And yet, amongst Barcelona’s fans, many have instead opted to hone in on the showing put forth by the aforementioned Andreas Christensen.

Amid his side’s long-standing woes in the middle of the park, Danish international Christensen was afforded the chance to impress in a new deep-lying midfield role against Alavés.

And, evidently, many are of the opinion that the move marked a clever one on the part of Xavi.

Even if not owing to Christensen’s suitability for the role, for the freeing effect it has on the likes of Frenkie de Jong and, chiefly, İlkay Gündoğan:

Conor Laird | GSFN

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