Barcelona entertained Sevilla at the Nou Camp earlier tonight as they focused on collecting maximum points at home in La Liga. The Catalan club made a solid start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time break.
Jordi Alba managed to break the deadlock for Barcelona in the 58th minute before Gavi put daylight between the two sides when he scored just 12 minutes later. Raphinha killed the contest off in the 79th minute when he found the back of the net. The match finished with Xavi’s men earning a comfortable 3-0 win in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each Barcelona player fared during the match against Sevilla.
GK: Marc-Andre ter Stegen – 7/10
The German keeper had to make just one save in the game and earned an easy clean sheet tonight.
RB: Jules Kounde – 7/10
The French talent earned the ball back once and made a couple of encouraging runs with the ball.
CB: Ronald Araujo – 7/10
Araujo cleared the danger when needed and was accurate with his passing.
CB: Andreas Christensen – 7.5/10
He was a strong presence in the air and did what was required of him at the back.
LB: Jordi Alba – 9/10
The Spaniard performed his defensive duties well and was a real threat in the Sevilla half. He scored one goal and picked up an assist as well.
CM: Pedri – 8/10
Pedri got stuck in with a couple of solid tackles and engineered a lot of decent chances for others around him in the final third.
CM: Sergio Busquets – N/A
He had to be taken off after getting injured early in the game.
CM: Frenkie de Jong – 7/10
De Jong anchored the midfield well and was tidy with his ball distribution.
RW: Raphinha – 9/10
Raphinha was a constant menace in the final third and has got a goal and an assist to show for his efforts.
ST: Robert Lewandowski – 7.5/10
The Polish striker was a real threat in front of the Sevilla goal but there was no goal for him tonight.
LW: Gavi – 8/10
Gavi made two decent chances in the final third and managed to find the back of the net in the 70th minute.
CM: Franck Kessie – 7.5/10
He was a positive influence at both ends of the field and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
LW: Ansu Fati – 6/10
Fati offered very little after coming off the bench.
CB: Marcos Alonso – 6/10
He was solid at the back.
LB: Alejandro Balde – 6.5/10
Balde made some driving runs with the ball.
RW: Ferran Torres – N/A
He didn’t get enough time to influence the game.