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12.09.2009 20:34

Perfect debut for Chygrynskiy

Anna Segura

The game against Getafe was a good opportunity to see Barca’s latest signing Dmitro Chygrynskiy in action. The Ukrainian formed the defensive axis with Piqué, and he played the full 90 minutes.

Dmytro Chygrynskiy was presented to the club on first La Liga match of this season against Sporting Gijon, when he had to watch the game from the stands. The following day he joined the Ukrane squad, and then returned to Barcelona last Thursday. He resumed training on Friday and Guardiola decided to take him to Getafe, where he made it to the starting line-up.

Partnership with Piqué

With Puyol out on the right, Guardiola decided to play Dmytro Chygrynskiy in central defence with Gerard Piqué. Both players understood each other, and they kept their zone under control. Though little was known about Chygrynskiy when he was signed, we now see why Guardiola’s was keen to sign him.

Impressive match stats

WEB_PARTIDO_08.JPGDmytro Chygrynskiy’s performance at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez makes for some impressive statistics. In 90 minutes, he made seven successful tackles and he didn’t lose the ball once. And he didn’t commit any foul. He also seems to have a great vision of the game which was shown in his 52 passes, all good ones. His long-range passes are very accurate.

Praise from Guardiola

Josep Guardiola was full of praise for the 22-year-old at Getafe, saying “he was perfect”. About his future, Guardiola said “I’m sure he’ll give us a lot over a long time. Chygrynskiy, happy with the win, also spoke after the game saying he still had to improve a lot of things: “I made some tactical errors because we didn’t play like this in Shakhtar. I need to talk to my team-mates more”.
Perfect debut for Chygrynskiy
First cap for Jeffren
Another star was Jeffren, who made it to Barca’s starting line-up for the first time. Originally from Venezuela, the Canarian youngster is a product of the Barca youth squad, and he played alongside Ibrahimovic and Pedro in attack. Jeffren did however make one appearance for the first team in the 2006-2007 season in the Copa del Rey against Badalona, but he had to wait for his first appearance in La Liga at the end of last season away against Mallorca.

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