Ter Stegen Steals The Show With 8/10 | Barcelona Players Rated In Narrow Victory Vs Getafe

Quique Setien, Manager of Barcelona looks on prior to the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Getafe CF at Camp Nou on February 15, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)

La Liga giants Barcelona picked up their 16th league victory of the season after beating a high-flying Getafe side by a 2-1 scoreline. The Catalan giants were on the ascendancy for most of the night, and goals from Antoine Griezmann and Sergi Roberto were enough to tip the tie in Quique Setien’s favour. Despite some late pressure from the away side, the Blaugrana were able to see out the win and go level on points with Real Madrid at the top of the table.

Barcelona Players Rated In Narrow Victory Vs Getafe

Marc Andre Ter Stegen – 8

The Barcelona shot-stopper couldn’t have done too much about the Getafe goal on the night but made a couple of extremely vital saves to keep the scoreline limited to just the 2-1.

Sergi Roberto – 7

The versatile full-back did a decent job at the back and tried to get forward on every possible opportunity. Did well to pick up his goal after a long run without finding the net.

Gerard Pique – 6.5

The Spaniard seemed to switch off after the 75th minute completely but did a commendable job in the first half. Was directly at fault in the lead up to the Getafe goal on the night though.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 15: Sergi Roberto of FC Barcelona celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s second goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Getafe CF at Camp Nou on February 15, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)

Samuel Umtiti – 7

The French international centre-half put in an extremely composed display at the heart of the defence. Barely put a foot wrong throughout the ninety, and cleared well from set-pieces.

Jordi Alba – 7

The veteran full-back played less than half an hour of the fixture and had to be taken off with what looked like a groin injury.

Frenkie De Jong – 6.5

The young Dutchman put in a dominant display in the middle of the park. He controlled the tempo of the game from his role in the core of this dangerous Barcelona squad.

Sergio Busquets – 7.5

The experienced Spanish midfielder broke up multiple Getafe attacks with his timely interceptions and tackles. Did well going forward, and distributed the ball rather effectively.

Arthur Melo – 6.5

The midfielder was undoubtedly the most advanced of the three Barcelona midfielders on the night and did well to link up the play. Was the midfield commander that pushed Barca forward.

Lionel Messi – 7.5

The Argentine sensation went on a couple of typical mazy runs but wasn’t able to create too much in the final third. Moved the ball around well, and put in an excellent pass for Griezmann’s goal.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 15: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona runs with the ball during the Liga match between FC Barcelona and Getafe CF at Camp Nou on February 15, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)

Antoine Griezmann – 7.5

Stepped up when it mattered and scored the goal that ended up deciding the tie. Moved the ball around well and took up some dangerous positions over the course of the ninety.

Ansu Fati – 7

The youngster tried to use his offensive abilities to the maximum and did well to position himself inside the box as well. Could’ve shown a little more composure in the final third.

Substitutes

Junior Firpo – 7

Brought on in place of the injured Alba in the early stages of the game. Did well to cover for the veteran defensively, and tried to get forward whenever possible as well.

Ivan Rakitic – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

Arturo Vidal – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

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