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How to Complete Showdown Gerard Pique SBC in FIFA 22

Gerard Piqué is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a center-back for La Liga club Barcelona. He is considered one of the best defenders of his generation for his intelligence and great physicality. Sir Alex Ferguson, former Manchester United manager, once said about Pique, “Piqué was a terrific player, and I was deeply disappointed when he told us he wanted to move back to Spain. He was an exceptional passer of the ball and a great personality with a winning mentality.”

A two-time UEFA Champions League winner and a FIFA World Cup winner by the age of 24, Gerard Piqué will have to face one of the UCL title favorites this year at their final matchday of the group stage, Bayern Munich. EA has just released 2 SBC related to this game in FIFA 22, the Gerard Piqué and Niklas Sule Showdown SBC.

FIFA 22: Showdown Gerard Piqué SBC Review

Firstly, for those who don’t know what this special card is about, generally, this is how EA connects real-game events with in-game activities. During the Showdown SBC, you will be able to complete SBC challenges to receive corresponding Showdown players. For each selected match, each team will have one player picked out to be in the Showdown SBC. However, unlike other normal SBC or card types, Showdown players will receive up to +2 OVR boost according to the result of the picked matches.

To be specific, in the event of a draw, both items will receive a +1 OVR boost. Otherwise, players from the winning team will receive a +2 OVR boost while the losing team will receive no boost. This kind of SBC is only available for a limited time, between 48-72 hours only. So, you had better make up your mind soon, or else you might miss out on an end-game item.

This Gerard Pique Showdown card receives tons of upgrades compared with his gold version, especially his Pace attribute. Specifically, from 58 of the gold version, his Pace reaches 80. Dribbling also gets a boost of 10, reaching 78. You might question, why do you need high Dribbling stats at a Center Back? The reason is if your CB is both agile and fast at the same time, he will be more flexible and have a better reaction in one on one duels. Moreover, with 92 Composure, 84 Ball Control, and a decent 75 Passing, Pique Showdown could get out of the pressing play from your opponent effortlessly.

However, when it comes to a Center Back, the first and foremost thing we have to mention is his defending. With 89 Defending overall and no constituting stat is under 87, in company with an excellent Physicality stat set with a height of 6’4″, 85kg weight, 89 Strength, 86 Jumping, both aerial or ground duel cannot make Pique flinch. For me, this card is the embodiment of prime Gerard Pique in the golden era of Barcelona, from 2009-2015, when he was one of the most well-rounded defenders you could find.

So, in between Niklas Sule and Gerard Pique Showdown, I think I would opt for Pique even though Barca is the underdog at this match, which means it is likely that Pique won’t receive any overate boost eventually.

How to Complete Showdown Gerard Pique SBC in FIFA 22

To complete the Showdown Gerard Pique SBC in FIFA 22, you will need to fulfill two challenges: Tactical Emulation and LaLiga. By completing both challenges, you will earn two bonuses, including a Small Prime Gold Players Pack and a Rare Electrum Players Pack, in addition to the Gerard Pique Showdown card. 

I highly recommend this SBC, which will cost you around 160k to finish because the use-value of this card is high, and you can easily link Pique with top-tier players from LaLiga or of Spanish nationality.

Tactical Emulation

Requirements

  • Number of players from FC Barcelona: 1 Minimum
  • Number of TOTW players: 1 Minimum
  • Squad Rating: 84 Minimum
  • Team Chemistry: 70 Minimum
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11

Cheapest Solutions

  • GK: LW 84-rated Dušan Tadić (Ajax Amsterdam)
  • LB: LB 84-rated Marcos Acuña (Sevilla)
  • CB: CB 84-rated Felipe (Atlético de Madrid)
  • CB: 82-rated Clement Lenglet (Barcelona)
  • RB: ST 85-rated TOTW Gaëtan Laborde (Rennes)
  • CDM: CDM 84-rated Fernando (Sevilla)
  • CM: CF 82-rated Joao Felix (Atlético de Madrid)
  • CDM: CAM 84-rated Luis Alberto (SS Lazio)
  • LW: LW 83-rated Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla)
  • ST: ST 84-rated Iago Aspas (Celta de Vigo)
  • RW: RW 83-rated Marco Asensio (Real Madrid)

Cost: 40,800 for PS Platforms, 44,150 for Xbox Platform and 44,100 for PC Platform. / 4-3-3 Formation

How to Complete Showdown Gerard Pique SBC in FIFA 22 - Tactical Emulation Solution
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LaLiga

Requirements

  • Number of players from LaLiga Santander: 1 Minimum
  • Squad Rating: 86 Minimum
  • Team Chemistry: 65 Minimum
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11

Cheapest Solutions

  • GK: GK 88-rated Keylor Navas (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • LB: GK 85-rated Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City)
  • CB: GK 85-rated Péter Gulácsi (RB Leipzig)
  • CB: CB 88-rated Sergio Ramos (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • RB: LW 83-rated Marco Asensio (Real Madrid)
  • LM: LM 83-rated Robin Gosens (Atalanta BC)
  • CM: CF 84-rated Josip Iličić (Atalanta BC)
  • CM: CM 87-rated Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • RM: RW 87-rated Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • ST: ST 83-rated Duván Zapata (Atalanta BC)
  • ST: ST 83-rated Mauro Icardi (Paris Saint-Germain)

Cost: 104,100 for PS Platforms, 102,350 for Xbox Platform and 109,800 for PC Platform.

How to Complete Showdown Gerard Pique SBC in FIFA 22 - LaLiga Solution
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The Gerard Pique and Niklas Sule SBC are only available before the Bayern Munich and Barcelona match. So, if you want to upgrade your squad, you really should make up your mind as soon as possible.

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