Barcelona entertained Espanyol at the Nou Camp earlier today as they hoped to secure a positive result in front of their home fans. The Catalan club made a good start to the game as they took the lead in the seventh minute via Marcos Alonso’s goal. Barca went into the half-time break with a 1-0 lead.
Joselu equalised for the visitors from the penalty spot as Xavi’s men ended up being held to a 1-1 draw at Catalonia.
Let’s take a look at how each Barcelona player fared during the match against Espanyol.
GK: Marc-André ter Stegen – 6/10
He didn’t have a save to make in the game and will be disappointed after conceding a goal late in the game.
RB: Sergi Roberto – 6/10
Roberto was solid at the back and was accurate with his passing.
CB: Andreas Christensen – 7.5/10
Christensen was a strong presence in the air and was good on the ball.
CB: Marcos Alonso – 7/10
Alonso tried his best to keep things tidy at the back and scored the opening goal in the seventh minute.
LB: Jordi Alba – 5/10
The Spaniard created some inviting chances in the final third but let his teammates down by getting sent off in the 78th minute.
CM: Gavi – 6.5/10
Gavi failed to offer enough protection for his teammates at the back but was a lively presence in the opponent’s half.
CM: Frenkie de Jong – 7/10
De Jong anchored the midfield with conviction and had a couple of bright moments in the final third.
CM: Pedri – 7/10
The Spanish sensation made some decent chances for others around him and made some key contributions on the defensive end of the field.
RW: Raphinha – 7/10
Raphinha engineered some meaningful chances for his teammates in the final third but failed to register a goal.
ST: Robert Lewandowski – 6.5/10
He was a real threat up top but struggled to find the back of the net.
LW: Ansu Fati – 6/10
Fati had two good moments in the game but offered very little down the left flank.
CM: Sergio Busquets – 6.5/10
Busquets orchestrated one good chance in the final third.
LW: Ferran Torres – 5.5/10
He struggled to get into the flow of the game.
RW: Ousmane Dembele – 6/10
Dembele added some pace to Xavi’s attack.
RB: Jules Kounde – N/A
He didn’t get enough time to influence the game after coming off the bench.
LB: Alejandro Balde – N/A
Balde hardly had enough time to make an impact.