Barcelona entertained Bayern Munich at the Nou Camp earlier tonight as they hoped to secure a positive result at home and keep their UEFA Champions League hopes alive for this season. The Catalan giants made a slow start to the game and conceded the opening goal in the tenth minute when Sadio Mane found the back of the net. Eric Choupo-Moting doubled the visitors’ advantage just 21 minutes later with a good strike from a tight angle. Barca went into the half-time break 2-0 down on the scoreline.
Xavi’s men tried to mount a comeback in the second half but ended up conceding their third goal in injury time when Benjamin Pavard scored from close range. The match finished with Barca suffering a demoralizing 3-0 defeat in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each Barcelona player performed during the match against Bayern.
GK: Marc-Andre ter Stegen – 6.5/10
The German keeper made a handful of crucial saves at the back but won’t be happy after shipping in three goals tonight.
RB: Hector Bellerin – 6.5/10
Bellerin did his fair share of defending but struggled to influence the game in the Bayern half.
CB: Jules Kounde – 6/10
The French talent was accurate with his passing but was too slow to react to the danger inside his half.
CB: Marcos Alonso – 5.5/10
Alonso made one important clearance but was far from convincing when defending at the back
LB: Alejandro Balde – 6/10
He looked vulnerable defensively but made a few promising runs down the left flank.
CM: Frenkie De Jong – 6/10
De Jong failed to get a foothold in the game at the centre of the park and made one encouraging run with the ball.
CM: Sergio Busquets – 5.5/10
Busquets failed to get into the flow of the game and put in an underwhelming performance in midfield.
CM: Franck Kessie – 6/10
He got stuck in with a couple of tackles and was accurate with his passing.
RW: Ousmane Dembele – 6/10
Dembele made some important tackles but struggled to give a good account of himself in the opponent’s half.
ST: Robert Lewandowski – 6.5/10
The Polish striker had a few bright moments against his old club but struggled to find the back of the net for Barcelona tonight.
LW: Pedri – 6/10
Pedri showed a couple of flashes of what he is capable of but could last only 58 minutes.
RW: Ferran Torres – 6/10
He made one good run with the ball.
LW: Raphinha – 6/10
Raphinha orchestrated one good chance in the final third.
CB: Eric Garcia – 6/10
He tried his best to keep things solid inside his half.
LW: Ansu Fati – 6/10
Fati was not shy of having a strike at goal.
CAM: Pablo Torre – N/A
He hardly had any time to make an impact.