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04.02.2010 10:48

Good memories for Chygrynskiy

David Puig

Dymtro Chygrynskiy has fond memories of facing Getafe as he made his first-team debut for FC Barcelona against them this season a victory in the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.

The Ukrainian international defender made his first appearance since joining from Shakhtar Donetsk on September 12, 2009 and helped the Blaugrana to a 0-2 triumph and will be hoping for a similar outcome when Míchel's team visit Camp Nou on Saturday.

Passing well

Chygrysnkiy was able to show what he is capable of in that opening encounter alongside his new team-mates as he did not commit any fouls, while making seven tackles to win back possession. His distribution also stood out as the centre-back completed each one of his 52 passes successfully.

Injury time

WEB_PARTIDO_16.JPGAfter that opening encounter, Chygrynskiy maintained his place in the side for the visit of Atlético de Madrid and again tasted victory as Barça recorded an emphatic 5-2 win. In his third league match, against Málaga in La Rosaleda, Chygrynskiy picked up a knock and had to be substituted after 56 minutes. That injury saw him sidelined for a month and interrupted his adaption.

Since recovering though, Chygrynskiy has played nine games in total, starting seven of them. With him in the team Barça have won six times, drawn once and been beaten once, by Sevilla in the Copa del Rey.
Good memories for Chygrynskiy
High praise
Coach Pep Guardiola was full of praise for Dmytro Chygrynskiy as he continues to settle in his new surroundings. "He will give us a lot and be here for a long time," the trainer stated. Sergio Busquets agreed that the defender is a good player. "In a short space of time he has learned the language and is already beginning to speak Catalan," he added.

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