Ever since Johan Cruyff changed the way Barcelona viewed the game SBOBET
of football, it has been about attacking and scoring goals, creating a mantra that has defined the club in recent years - just not under Ernesto Valverde.Over the past couple of decades, the arrival of a new coach has not meant a change in style or approach, instead often leading to a reinforcement of Cruyff's ideals, but the former Athletic Club man is not like his
predecessors.Defensive discipline is the new word of the law and the Azulgrana backline has responded incredibly, attaining a goals conceded per game tally of just 0.28 having let in just four goals SBOBET
from their opening 10 LaLiga and four Champions League matches.No coach in the modern history of the club can match that low tally; Pep Guardiola managed to concede just six in the first 14 games of his fourth year at the Camp Nou while
Cruyff's 1995/96 outfit had allowed eight strikes to beat them, a number matched twice by Frank Rijkaard and once by Louis van Gaal.The undoubted star of the show so far has been Samuel Umtiti, who is indispensible for Valverde's Barcelona with Jordi Alba also enjoying an exceptional purple patch.Behind them, Marc-Andre ter Stegen's rise continues SBOBET
and the German must
now be considered a genuine world class goalkeeper by providing surety and comfort for his defenders through displays of great shot-stopping and distribution.All this is not to say that Barcelona are no longer an attacking threat. Lionel Messi has been in fine form in 2017/18 although an off-day for the Argentine often means an off-day for the entire strikeforce.