Barcelona welcomed Rayo Vallecano at the Nou Camp earlier tonight as they looked to earn a victory at home. The Catalan giants dominated possession in the first half but were held to a scoreless draw at half-time.
Xavi’s men pushed on in search of the opener in the second half but struggled to finish off any of their chances. The contest ended with Barca being held to a 0-0 draw at Catalonia.
Let’s take a look at how each Barcelona player performed during the match against Vallecano.
GK: Marc-André ter Stegen – 7/10
The German keeper was tidy with his ball distribution and made a couple of decent saves at the back. He will be satisfied with the clean sheet tonight.
RB: Ronald Araujo – 6/10
He was solid when defending inside his half but failed to make an impact in the final third.
CB: Andreas Christensen – 6.5/10
Christensen got stuck in with some solid tackles but was replaced in the 59th minute.
CB: Eric Garcia – 7/10
The Spaniard earned the ball back a couple of times and did enough to keep the clean sheet.
LB: Jordi Alba – 6/10
He passed the ball well but struggled to create chances in the opposition half.
CM: Gavi – 6/10
Gavi struggled to get a foothold in the game and was substituted near the hour mark.
CM: Sergio Busquets – 5.5/10
Busquets had some bright moments in the game but was sent off in injury time.
CM: Pedri – 7/10
He had a good game going forward. Pedri made a couple of decent runs with the ball and engineered two good chances in the final third.
RW: Raphinha – 6.5/10
The Brazilian talent created a couple of meaningful chances for his teammates but lacked quality with his finishing.
ST: Robert Lewandowski – 6.5/10
Lewandowski was a constant menace in the final third but failed to get his name on the scoresheet. It was a frustrating debut for him at the Nou Camp.
LW: Ousmane Dembele – 7/10
He created a lot of inviting chances for others around him but failed to register a goal.
CM: Frenkie de Jong – 6.5/10
He added more creativity and energy to Xavi’s midfield.
RB: Sergi Roberto – 6/10
Roberto was solid at the back.
LW: Ansu Fati – 6/10
He failed to find the back of the net after coming off the bench in the 60th minute.
CM: Franck Kessie – 6/10
Kessie injected more energy into Barca’s midfield.
ST: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – N/A
He hardly had any time to influence the game.