Barcelona faced off against Cadiz at the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla earlier this evening as they hoped to pick up all three points on the road. Barca made a dominant start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at half-time.
However, the Catalan club ramped up the pressure in the second half and opened the goal-scoring in the 55th minute courtesy of Frenkie de Jong’s goal. Robert Lewandowski came off the bench and scored Barcelona’s second goal just ten minutes later. The contest ended with Xavi’s men earning an impressive 2-0 away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Barcelona player fared during the match against Cadiz.
GK: Marc-André ter Stegen – 6.5/10
The German goalie hardly had anything to do in the game but made one important clearance which was enough to keep his clean sheet intact.
RB: Hector Bellerin – 7/10
The Spanish talent was strong in the air and kept things tidy at the back. He made two good runs down the right flank.
CB: Ronald Araujo – 7/10
He cleared his lines when needed and made one key chance in the Cadiz half.
CB: Gerard Pique – 7/10
Pique made two crucial interceptions inside his half and did enough to secure the clean sheet this evening.
LB: Alejandro Balde – 6.5/10
He didn’t do much wrong at the back but was quiet going forward.
CM: Frenkie de Jong – 7.5/10
De Jong opened the goal-scoring for Barcelona in the 55th minute and was a threat in the final third.
CM: Sergio Busquets – 7.5/10
The Spanish midfielder bossed the game in the air and protected his backline really well all throughout the game.
CM: Gavi – 7/10
He made a few promising runs with the ball but didn’t do enough to register a goal.
RW: Raphinha – 7/10
The Brazilian winger was always willing to have a strike at goal and was unfortunate to hit the crossbar.
ST: Memphis Depay – 6.5/10
The Dutch talent had some bright moments in the game but could only last 56 minutes.
LW: Ferran Torres – 7/10
Torres completed some decent dribbles down the left flank and was a constant menace in the final third.
ST: Robert Lewandowski – 7.5/10
The Polish striker came off the bench and made the points secure in the 65th minute with a good goal.
LW: Ousmane Dembele – 6.5/10
The Frenchman engineered some good openings for others around him.
CM: Pedri – 6/10
He added more energy to Xavi’s midfield.
RW: Ansu Fati – 6/10
Fati offered very little after coming off the bench.
LM: Marcos Alonso – 6/10
The Spaniard struggled to get into the flow of the game.