FIFA 22 UCL Showdown: Rodrigo De Paul SBC Cheapest Solutions & Review

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European football is back in FIFA 22, with a host of continental themed content landing in the Ultimate Team servers this evening.

The Road to the Finals promotion has got underway with the release of Team 1, which features the likes of Sadio Mane, Jamie Vardy and Gareth Bale, whilst the UCL Showdown SBC's have also returned.


The showdown focuses on Wednesday night's UEFA Champions League clash between Atletico Madrid and Manchester United, with Rodrigo de Paul coming up against Eric Bailly.

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It is the home side that we are focusing on here. Here is everything you need to know about Rodrigo de Paul's card.

Showdown De Paul Stats

Rodrigo De Paul will begin his Showdown battle as an 87-rated central midfielder, a card which has joined the elusive 'Gullit Gang'.

All six of De Paul's base statistics are 80-rated or above, with 86-rated dribbling, 85-rated passing and 84-rated pace the standout base statistics on this card. Do note that this card will be upgraded by two ratings should Atletico pick up the victory in 90 minutes on Wednesday evening.

De Paul has also been handed 4* skill moves and a 3* weak foot, neither of which will change regardless of whether De Paul is upgraded or not.

Showdown De Paul Requirements

EA are asking for two squads in return for this 87-rated Rodrigo De Paul card, which is likely to be highly sought after, particularly considering the ability to link the Argentine to the likes of Lionel Messi & co.

The requirements for both of the required squads are as follows:


  • Argentinian Players: Min 1
  • TOTW Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • Reward: One Small Prime Electrum Players Pack


  • LaLiga Santander Players: Min 1
  • TOTW Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60
  • Reward: One Rare Electrum Players Pack

Showdown De Paul Expiry Date

Both of the Showdown SBC's will expire on Wednesday, February 23rd at 6pm GMT.

This is just two hours before kick-off in the all important UEFA Champions League tie, so be sure you don't miss out on picking up the card of your choice before it expires!

Showdown De Paul Cheapest Solutions

This Showdown De Paul card will set you back roughly 190,000 coins if completed from scratch.


The cheapest solutions to both of the required squads are as follows:


  • GK - 83 ZAPATA
  • LB - 83 LEMAR
  • CB - 83 ACERBI
  • CB - 83 KJAER
  • LM - 83 OCAMPOS
  • CM - 83 CANALES
  • CM - 83 MERINO
  • RM - 83 ASENSIO
  • ST - 83 CORREA
  • ST - 83 FELIX


  • LB - 83 GAYA
  • CB - 84 PIQUE
  • CB - 82 PAU TORRES
  • RB - 86 VISCA (TOTW)
  • CM - 83 MERINO
  • CM - 83 ANGELINO
  • CAM - 89 KIMMICH
  • LW - 83 ZAPATA
  • RW - 85 GNABRY

Showdown De Paul Review - Is It Worth It?

As is the case with any of these Showdown cards, we like to base our reviews on the cards as they stand currently, because no upgrades are guaranteed.

In this case, we think that whilst this De Paul card is well balanced all round and could be utilised in any of the central midfield positions, he doesn't excel in any area and for that reason we can't justify spending near 200,000 coins on him.

Of course this could soon change should Atletico Madrid pick up the victory against United on Wednesday and, with home advantage against a below-par United outfit, the Spaniards will fancy their chances of doing so.

It's a risk, and an expensive one at at that, but we'd fancy Atletico to get at least a draw on Wednesday, and with that in mind, this could be an SBC worth completing.


On face value, we'd say no. But if you're backing Atletico to get the job done, then this is worth completing.