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For some reason it just seems as though Tata Martino refuses to accept the truth about Cesc Fabregas. With Messi out of the squad, the Barcelona manager continues to turn to the former Arsenal star, and it just is not working.
When playing in the midfield, Fabregas can be one of Barcelona's most dominant and important players. That is not the case when he is leading the attacking line.
Fabregas not only misses the scoring touch and eye for goal that are so important for a striker, he also looks extremely lost and uncomfortable playing the role.
We must understand that Martino's options are limited with both Messi and Neymar out of the squad to face Getafe, but a change should have been made.
Either Alexis Sanchez or Pedro could have been used in the center-forward role, but they were not. Martino refuses to accept that Fabregas cannot play the role properly and is hurting the team.
There is a reason why his best moment of the game came when he assisted Pedro's goal from a deep position. Fabregas belongs in the midfield.
He may have scored two goals, but that does not make him a striker.