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Luis Enrique is putting less emphasis on Sergio Busquets - and that could have long-term implications for Barcelonas entire business model, says Guillem Balague. Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Black White . Sergio Busquets was praised for his performance in Spains draw with England last week. For fans at Wembley, it was a reminder of his cool, controlled style in the middle of midfield.Despite a high press from Gareth Southgates side, Busquets retained possession in tight situations and recorded a passing accuracy of 94.7 per cent. Sergio Busquets impressed in central midfield in Spains draw with England It was the kind of performance he has made his trademark since he stepped up to the Barcelona first-team in 2008.   In September, he signed a new long-term contract with his club, which could keep the 28-year-old at the Camp Nou until 2023.Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu has made him one of the highest paid players in the team. Its clear how much Barca value him.But is that admiration reflected in the way they play?Theres evidence to suggest that Barcelonas shift towards a more direct style under Luis Enrique is reducing Busquets influence. Hes still an important figure - but the team are no longer playing to his strengths.Under Luis Enrique, Barcelona look to get the ball to the front three, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez, as quickly as possible. They no longer play so many passes in midfield.While it has resulted in Messi, Suarez and Neymar scoring huge numbers of goals, its an approach which can often bypass Busquets. Busquets is making fewer passes year-on-year under Luis Enrique The number of passes Busquets is making reflects his involvement in the game.Those numbers have steadily decreased over the past three seasons under Luis Enriques management.He was making an average of 83 passes per 90 minutes in 2011/12, Pep Guardiolas final season in charge. Hes now making just 73.3.Generally, Busquets remains reliable in possession, as he showed at Wembley. Busquets remains careful in possession, with a 91 per cent passing accuracy this season He has a 91 per cent passing accuracy in La Liga this season. Only two players to have played as many games as him have a better average. Sky Sports Black Friday sale Upgrade to Sky Sports now and get 12 months half price But, Enriques direct approach means there are fewer players around Busquets in the centre of the pitch - and hes increasingly being targeted by opposition teams. Guardiolas Manchester City did this well.They dispossessed him three times and forced him into giving up possession on another six occasions in their 3-1 win at the Etihad. Pep Guardiolas Manchester City put Busquets under pressure They also closed him off as an option for his team-mates. In the previous fixture at the Camp Nou they restricted him to just 46 touches.Some La Liga teams have tried a similar tactic.In Barcelonas defeat to Celta Vigo, his passing accuracy was forced down to 89.8 per cent and he had just 60 touches of the ball.Alaves, in their win at the Camp Nou, fouled him twice as they harassed him on the ball.Interestingly, whats going on with Busquets reflects a wider issue at Barcelona. Whats going on with Sergio Busquets reflects a wider issue at Barcelona. Guillem Balague La Masia - the Barcelona youth academy - continues to create teams that need players like Busquets, even if, right now, the first team seems to be veering towards a holding midfielder that can drive the ball with more confidence and turn around quicker than Busquets does.So what happens when the first team no longer has that fantastic front three they are relying on?Will they go and buy one of the worlds most expensive strikers to replace them? Or will they have to try to revert back to their traditional style?Enriques change of tactics and how he uses Busquets has not only affected Barcelonas style, it could also affect the clubs entire business model.Upgrade to Sky Sports now and get 12 months half price. Hurry, offer ends December 4! Also See: Barca held by nine-man Malaga Pique: Barca form worrying Onitsuka Tiger Mexico Delegation Black . The 43-year-old closer, in his 19th and final big league season, has said hed like to play the outfield. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says hes thinking about allowing Rivera to do it this weekend, when the Yankees finish their season with a three-game series at the Houston Astros. Mens/Womens Onitsuka Tiger By Asics Mexico 66 Shoes Black/Gold HL202-0333 . Fred Couples, captain of the U.S. side, put it all into perspective. "We know whos in charge," he said. http:///...hite-dl408-0101.html . A lawyer for MLB, Matthew Menchel, confirmed Wednesday the league dropped its case against Biogenesis of America, its owner Anthony Bosch and several other individuals. The lawsuit had accused Biogenesis and Bosch of conspiring with players to violate their contracts by providing them with banned performance-enhancing substances. PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones threw four interceptions and the Philadelphia Eagles capitalized.Nolan Carrolls 38-yard interception return for a score was the lone touchdown of the first half, helping the Eagles to a 17-0 victory Thursday night.The Eagles defense has nine takeaways in six quarters. Pittsburgh, which suffered its previous preseason shutout in 2014, has one offensive touchdown in two games.Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was held out for the second straight week along with running backs LeVeon Bell and DeAngelo Williams and wide receiver Antonio Brown.Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, missed the game with fractured ribs, while wide receiver Jordan Matthews sat out with a knee injury.Sam Bradford led Philadelphias offense to a field goal late in the first half, giving the Eagles a 10-0 lead at the break. He finished 14 of 19 for 115 yards.Jones had a dismal half for Pittsburgh, going 12 of 20 for 111 yards with four interceptions. The first was Carrolls 38-yarder for a score.Jones second interception came in the first quarter after leading the Steelers to the Philadelphia 8. A fade for Cobi Hamilton was broken up by Leodis McKelvin and intercepted by Malcolm Jenkins.Jones threw his third interception late in the second quarter as a pass intended for Sammie Coates was picked off in the end zone by Aaron Grymes. Jaylen Watkins picked off Jones again in the final minute of the half.Chase Daniel opened the second half, leading the Eagles on a 15-play, 87-yard touchdown drive. A 23-yard pass to Paul Turner helped set up Kenjon Barners 5-yard touchdown run, making it 17-0. Daniel finished 10 of 16 for 82 yards.ROOKIE WATCHSteelers: Second-round pick Sean Davis started his second straight game as the slot cornerback. Hes been rotating at safety and first-team slot cornerback after an injury to 2015 second-round pick Senquez Golson.Eagles: Third-round pick Isaac Seumalo started at left guard. Allen Barbre started at right tackle for Lane Johnson, who is expected to be suspended the first 10 games of the season. That opened up a spot at left guard for Seumalo, who could be given an opportunity to eearn the starting job. Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Yellow. The rookie committed a costly holding penalty that wiped out a big gain late in the first half.POSITION BATTLESSteelers: Alejandro Villanueva and Ryan Harris, who are competing for the starting left tackle spot, both started along the offensive line. Marcus Gilbert missed the game and Harris, a nine-year veteran, who won a Super Bowl with Denver last season, started in his place at right tackle. Villanueva started at left tackle for the second straight week.Eagles: Its a crowded wide receiver group behind Matthews. Turner, an undrafted rookie, led the Eagles with three receptions for 44 yards, while Nelson Agholor, the teams 2015 first-round pick, had 30 yards on two receptions. Veteran Rueben Randle, a free agent acquisition from the New York Giants, caught two passes and Josh Huff, a 2014 third-round pick, finished with a reception. Newly acquired Dorial Green-Beckham was targeted in the red zone, and again later in the game, but the 6-foot-5 former second-round pick didnt finish with any catches.INJURY UPDATESteelers: The Steelers sat linebackers Jarvis Jones, Bud Dupree and Anthony Chickillo and cornerback Artie Burns, the teams first-round pick. Offensive lineman Cody Wallace suffered a hyperextended knee.Eagles: Kicker Caleb Sturgis suffered a concussion when he was struck by a punt during warmups. The Eagles also sat RB Wendell Smallwood, DT Mike Martin, WR Hunter Sharp, LB Mychal Kendricks and cornerbacks JaCorey Shepherd and Jalen Mills. Grymes (shoulder), Joe Walker (knee), and Blake Countess (head) left the game with injuries.QUOTABLESSteelers: Sometimes, its playmaking by them and sometimes its negligence by us, whether its route-running or throwing. They made the plays, so hopefully we learn from that unpleasant experience. -- Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.Eagles: Ive been really excited to watch our guys the last few weeks. Nine turnovers in two games is pretty good. -- Eagles coach Doug Pederson.---Online:AP NFL website: and AP NFL Twitter feed: ;Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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