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Pedri Gets 7.5, Lewandowski With 4 | Barcelona Players Rated In Hard-Fought Win Vs Osasuna

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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 Osasuna at the El Sardar Stadium earlier tonight as they hoped to earn all three points on the road in La Liga. The Catalan giants made a poor start to the game as they conceded the opening goal in the sixth minute when David Garcia found the back of the net for the home side. Robert Lewandowski let his teammates down by getting sent off in the 31st minute as Barca trailed 1-0 at the half-time interval.

Pedri equalised for the visitors just two minutes into the second half before Raphinha completed the turnaround by scoring in the 85th minute. The contest ended with the ten men of Barca grinding out a hard-fought 2-1 win away from home.

Let’s take a look at how each Barcelona player fared during the match against Osasuna.

GK: Marc-André ter Stegen – 6/10

The German keeper made a couple of decent saves at the back but won’t be happy after conceding an early goal.

RB: Alejandro Balde – 7/10

He got stuck in with some solid tackles and made two good runs with the ball.

CB: Andreas Christensen – 6.5/10

Christensen made two good clearances and engineered one key chance in the final third.

CB: Marcos Alonso – 7/10

He put his foot through the ball when needed and was strong in the air. The Spaniard was also tidy with his passing.

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LB: Jordi Alba – 6.5/10

Alba had a couple of lively moments in the opponent’s half and did well to last the whole 90 minutes.

CM: Pedri – 7.5/10

The Spanish talent did his fair share of defending and scored the all-important equaliser early in the second half.

CM: Sergio Busquets – 6.5/10

He anchored the midfield well and created one meaningful chance in the final third.

CM: Frenkie de Jong – 7.5/10

The Dutch sensation was always looking to create chances for others around him and has got an assist to show for his efforts.

RW: Ousmane Dembele – 6/10

Dembele showed some flashes of what he is capable of but never looked like he would score.

ST: Robert Lewandowski – 4/10

The Polish striker let his teammates down by getting sent off in the 31st minute.

LW: Ferran Torres – 6/10

Torres was sloppy with his passing and had a quiet game in the final third.

Substitutes:

CM: Gavi – 6/10

He added more energy to Xavi’s midfield.

RW: Raphinha – 7/10

The Brazilian sensation came off the bench and netted the winner.

LW: Ansu Fati – 6/10

He offered very little after coming off the bench.

CB: Chadi Riad – N/A

Riad came on for the final few minutes of the game.

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