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Garcia Gets 7.5, Kounde With 7 | Barcelona Players Rated In Impressive Win Vs Girona

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Barcelona faced off against Girona at the Estadi Montilivi earlier today as they hoped to secure a positive result away from home in La Liga. The Catalan outfit made a bright start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time interval.

Pedri finally broke the deadlock for Barca in the 61st minute which turned out to be the only goal of the contest. Xavi’s men ended up earning an impressive 1-0 win on the road.

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

GK: Marc-André ter Stegen – 7/10

The German keeper made a couple of decent saves at the back and secured a well-deserved clean sheet today.

RB: Jules Kounde – 7/10

He didn’t do much wrong at the back and made one good run with the ball.

CB: Ronald Araujo – 7/10

Araujo made a few solid contributions on the defensive end of the field and did enough to keep a clean sheet.

CB: Eric Garcia – 7.5/10

The Spanish defender didn’t put a foot wrong when defending inside his half and was accurate with his passing.

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LB: Marcos Alonso – 6.5/10

Alonso made one crucial clearance at the back but could last only 45 minutes.

CM: Gavi – 6.5/10

He had a few bright moments in the game but failed to make a decisive contribution in the final third.

CM: Sergio Busquets – 7/10

The Spaniard anchored the midfield well but lacked quality in the Girona half.

CM: Frenkie de Jong – 6.5/10

He showed some flashes of what he is capable of but struggled to threaten the opponent’s goal.

RW: Raphinha – 6.5/10

Raphinha made one good run with the ball and engineered one decent chance from the left flank.

ST: Ansu Fati – 6/10

He made one key chance in the final third but lacked quality up top.

LW: Ousmane Dembele – 6/10

Dembele was a threat at times but had to be replaced early in the game.

Substitutes:

CM: Pedri – 7/10

He scored the only goal of the game in the 61st minute.

LB: Jordi Alba – 7/10

The Spaniard kept things tidy at the back and picked up an assist for setting up Pedri’s match-winner.

LB: Alejandro Balde – N/A

He didn’t get enough time to make an impact.

CM: Franck Kessie – N/A

Kessie came on for the final few minutes of the contest.

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