Monday, February 6, 2023

Dembele Gets 9, De Jong With 8 | Barcelona Players Rated In Narrow Win Vs Real Sociedad

Must Read
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 entertained Real Sociedad at the Nou Camp earlier tonight as they looked to secure a good result in the Copa del Rey. The Catalan club made a decent start to the game and found themselves at a numerical advantage in the 40th minute when Brais Mendez got sent off by the referee. Barca went into the half-time break with a goalless scoreline.

Ousmane Dembele finally made the decisive breakthrough for Xavi’s side in the 52nd minute as Barcelona ended up earning a narrow 1-0 win at home.

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

GK: Marc-André ter Stegen – 7/10

The German keeper made a couple of solid saves at the back and secured an easy clean sheet in front of the home fans.

RB: Jules Kounde – 8/10

He didn’t do much wrong at the back and had some joy as well in the opponent’s half.

CB: Ronald Araujo – 7/10

Araujo was a solid presence on the defensive end of the pitch and was good on the ball as well.

CB: Andreas Christensen – 7.5/10

He did what was required of him inside his half and was accurate with his ball distribution.

Nou Camp
Nou Camp

LB: Alejandro Balde – 7.5/10

Balde used his pace well at times and had a good game at left back.

CM: Pedri – 7.5/10

The Spaniard created some decent plays for others around him but had to be substituted because of an injury problem.

CM: Sergio Busquets – 7/10

He offered decent protection for his teammates at the back and was a tidy passer in midfield.

CM: Frenkie de Jong – 8/10

De Jong was a constant menace in the opponent’s half but there was no goal for him tonight.

RW: Ousmane Dembele – 9/10

The Frenchman caused all kinds of problems for the Sociedad defenders and scored the only goal of the game in the 52nd minute.

ST: Robert Lewandowski – 7/10

Lewandowski linked up play well with others around him but failed to register a goal.

LW: Gavi – 7.5/10

He showed his class on the ball and produced a lively display on the left flank.

Substitutes:

CM: Franck Kessie – 6/10

Kessie offered very little after coming off the bench.

RW: Raphinha – N/A

He hardly had any time to influence the game.

LW: Ansu Fati – N/A

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

CB: Marcos Alonso – N/A

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

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Follow Our Tweets On Twitter

Latest News

Raphinha And Jordi Alba Get 9 | Barcelona Players Rated In Comfortable Win Vs Sevilla

Barcelona entertained Sevilla at the Nou Camp earlier tonight as they focused on collecting maximum points at home in...

More Articles Like This