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Barcelona 3-0 Eibar: 5 Hits and Flops | LaLiga 2018-19

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#4 Hit: Pablo De Blasis

The Argentine winger, signed from Mainz last summer, was a troublesome impact sub for Barca to deal with
The Argentine winger, signed from Mainz last summer, was a troublesome impact sub for Barca to deal with

To emphasize Escalante's disappointing display, his compatriot Pablo de Blasis is a perfect example here. The 30-year-old completed two tackles, created more threatening goalscoring opportunities and worked harder in 30 minutes after coming on as a substitute.

His introduction was greeted with an instant impact for the visitors, as he played intricate passes and continued to threaten in-and-around Barcelona's box. Gerard Pique, who made a game-high 11 clearances, had to remain alert with De Blasis constantly lurking. 

He forced Marc-Andre ter Stegen into a save after heading goalwards from Cote's teasing delivery, before turning provider minutes later for fellow substitute Kike Garcia with an excellent pass towards the Spaniard. 

Unfortunately though, he was unable to apply the finishing touch as ter Stegen comfortably smothered the danger once more - but it was the type of performance from a player who is eager to start more regularly.

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