Barcelona faced off against Real Betis in the Supercopa de Espana earlier tonight as they looked to secure a victory at the King Fahd Stadium. The Catalan outfit made a decent start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 40th minute courtesy of Robert Lewandowski’s goal as Barca went into the half-time interval with a 1-0 lead.
Nabil Fekir equalised for Real Betis in the 77th minute as the contest went to extra time. Ansu Fati gave Barcelona the lead once again in the 93rd minute which was canceled out by Lorenzo Garcia’s goal just eight minutes later. The clash ended 2-2 after extra time.
Xavi’s men ended up winning the cup contest on penalties by a 4-2 scoreline.
Let’s take a look at how each Barcelona player fared during the match against Real Betis.
GK: Marc-Andre ter Stegen – 8/10
The German keeper made two crucial clearances at the back and pulled off a lot of important saves as well.
RB: Sergi Roberto – 6/10
Roberto worked hard when defending inside his half but lacked quality going forward.
CB: Ronald Araujo – 6.5/10
He was a strong presence in the air and was accurate with his passing.
CB: Jules Kounde – 7/10
The French talent made a lot of crucial clearances at the back and was good on the ball as well.
LB: Jordi Alba – 6/10
He earned the ball back once and was tidy with his ball distribution.
CM: Gavi – 6.5/10
Gavi came back to defend when required and had a couple of lively moments in the final third.
CM: Frenkie de Jong – 6.5/10
He struggled to influence the game at times and was replaced after the hour mark.
CM: Pedri – 6.5/10
Pedri failed to make an impact in the final third but managed to convert his penalty in the shootout.
RW: Raphinha – 6.5/10
The Brazilian talent caused a few headaches for the opposition but failed to register a goal.
ST: Robert Lewandowski – 7.5/10
Lewandowski opened the goal-scoring for Barca in the 40th minute and scored his penalty in the shootout.
LW: Ousmane Dembele – 7/10
He was a constant menace in the final third but struggled to finish off his chances.
CM: Sergio Busquets – 6.5/10
Busquets added some control to Xavi’s midfield.
LW: Ferran Torres – 6.5/10
He managed to impress at times after coming off the bench.
CB: Andreas Christensen – 6/10
Christensen was solid at the back.
LB: Marcos Alonso – 6.5/10
He made one key chance in the final third.
ST: Ansu Fati – 8/10
Fati made an instant impact and deserves credit for scoring in extra time. He also scored his penalty in the shootout.
CM: Franck Kessie – 6.5/10
Kessie kept his composure and scored his penalty.