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Pique Gets 6.5, ter Stegen With 5.5 | Barcelona Players Rated In Disappointing Loss Vs Atletico Madrid

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Barcelona locked horns with Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano earlier tonight as they hoped to grind out a result on the road. The Catalan outfit made a poor start to the game as they conceded the opening goal in the 23rd minute when Thomas Lemar scored with a powerful strike. Luis Suarez doubled the home team’s advantage just before the half-time break when he found the back of the net with a calm finish. Barca trailed at half-time by a 2-0 scoreline and with a mountain to climb in the second half.

Both sides canceled each other out in the second 45 minutes as the contest finished with the Catalans suffering a 2-0  loss at the Spanish capital.

Let’s take a look at how each Barcelona player fared during the clash against Atletico Madrid.

GK: Marc-André ter Stegen – 5.5/10

The German keeper made one save throughout the game but won’t be pleased after conceding two goals in the first half.

RB: Oscar Mingueza – 5.5/10

Mingueza had a tough outing on the defensive end of the field. He also struggled to make an impact in the opposition half.

CB: Ronald Araujo – 6/10

He won a couple of decent aerial duels but like many of his teammates, he will be disappointed after conceding two goals in the first half.

CB: Gerard Pique – 6.5/10

The Spaniard won a lot of headers but his efforts were not enough for Barca to secure anything out of this game.

Barcelona player ratings vs Atletico Madrid (Barcelona players are seen in the picture)
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LB: Sergiño Dest – 6/10

Dest was far from convincing with his defensive contributions but still managed to catch the eye by making a couple of powerful runs with the ball.

CM: Sergio Busquets – 6.5/10

The Spanish midfielder used his experience well to give Barca a lot of control in midfield. However, he had an uneventful game in the final third.

CM: Nico Gonzalez – 5.5/10

He hardly got into the flow of the game and was substituted at the half-time break.

LW: Gavi – 6.5/10

Gavi had a couple of bright moments in the Atletico Madrid half. He also worked hard to help his teammates out at the back.

CAM: Philippe Coutinho – 6.5/10

The Brazilian attacker was Barca’s best hope for a goal tonight. However, he lacked the cutting edge in the final third.

RW: Frenkie de Jong – 6/10

He struggled to get into the rhythm of the game. However, de Jong did well to work tirelessly towards helping his teammates out at the back.

ST: Memphis Depay – 6/10

Depay was poor on the night as he failed to get his name on the scoresheet.

Substitutes:

RB: Sergi Roberto –  6/10

He added some energy to the Barca defence.

RW: Ansu Fati – 6/10

He didn’t get any sights at goal.

ST: Luuk de Jong – 6/10

De Jong was Koeman’s last throw of the dice.

CM: Riqui Puig – 6/10

He added some freshness to Barca’s midfield.

CB: Clement Lenglet – N/A

Lenglet hardly had any time to influence the game.

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