Barcelona welcomed Real Valladolid at the Nou Camp earlier tonight as they looked to earn maximum points at home. The Catalan giants began the game well and scored the opening goal in the 24th minute when Robert Lewandowski scored with a tidy finish. Pedri doubled Barca’s advantage in the 43rd minute as Barca went into the half-time break 2-0 up on the scoreline.
Lewandowski struck again for Barcelona in the 64th minute when he found the back of the net with an excellent finish. Sergi Roberto came off the bench and put the icing on the cake for the Catalan outfit in injury time when he scored with a calm finish. The contest ended with Barca earning a dominant 4-0 win in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each Barcelona player performed during the match against Valladolid.
GK: Marc-André ter Stegen – 7/10
The German keeper made a few solid stops at the back and will be quite happy with the clean sheet.
RB: Jules Kounde – 7/10
He was defensively solid and made two key chances in the opponent’s half.
CB: Ronald Araujo – 6.5/10
Araujo did what was required of him at the back but could last only 60 minutes.
CB: Eric Garcia – 7/10
The Spaniard performed his defensive duties well and did enough to earn the clean sheet.
LB: Alex Balde – 7/10
He kept things tidy when defending inside his half and made one good run with the ball down the left flank.
CM: Gavi – 6.5/10
Gavi showed some flashes of what he is capable of but didn’t do enough to register a goal.
CM: Sergio Busquets – 6.5/10
He anchored the midfield well but offered very little in the Valladolid half.
CM: Pedri – 7.5/10
The Spanish talent engineered a couple of decent chances for others around him and scored just before the half-time break to put Barca 2-0 up on the night.
RW: Raphinha – 8.5/10
He was always looking to create chances for his teammates and completed some dangerous dribbles in the final third. Raphinha ended the game with an assist to his name.
ST: Robert Lewandowski – 9/10
The Polish striker scored a brace and was close to bagging a hat trick. He was simply unstoppable tonight.
LW: Ousmane Dembele – 9/10
The French winger did everything but score tonight. He caused a lot of headaches for the opposition defenders due to his excellent dribbling and creativity on the left flank. Dembele has got two assists to show for his efforts.
CM: Frenkie de Jong – 6.5/10
He added more energy and quality to Xavi’s midfield.
CM: Sergi Roberto – 7/10
The Spaniard passed the ball really well and got his name on the scoresheet in injury time.
LW: Ansu Fati – 6.5/10
He added more pace to Barca’s attack.
CM: Franck Kessie – 6/10
Kessie kept the ball moving really well.
RW: Ferran Torres – N/A
He didn’t get enough time to influence the game.