TL;DR news on Thiago Alcantara at August 27, 2023

And while Enrique was full of praise for Thiago, he was evasive when explaining his decision to only utilise the midfielder as a squad player throughout the tournament. After a goalless additional 30 minutes, during which Thiago was sent on from the bench, a shootout was required to separate the teams. And it's fair to say their fortunes were even worse for him second time round, after alienating players like Marcelo, Neymar and Thiago Silva, who he controversially removed as skipper.