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Opinion: These were the two midfielders that slowed down Barca's football in match against Betis.

On Sunday evening, Barcelona made a comeback win against Real Betis that ensured they rose back to 2nd place on the Laliga table. Goals from Messi, Trincao and also an own goal was enough to grant Ronald Koeman's men all three points. Koeman made a surprise line-up, starting the likes of Braithwaite, Riqui Puig and Pjanic.

However, it was highly observed that the Barca midfield was very slow and lacking energy in her passes due to the presence of Miralem Pjanic and Sergio Busquets. Both players had a very poor performance and that ensured Betis scored first. Pjanic was giving wrong passes and Busquets was too slow on the ball. Both players nearly even gave a penalty to Real Betis.

The likes of Pedri and De Jong returned to the midfield and things improved drastically, as Barcelona bounced back to win the match 3-2. As Barcelona prepares for the encounter against PSG, it would be highly recommended that Koeman should be careful about playing these players together against the likes of Neymar and Mbappe.

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