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Busquets And Raphinha Get 8 | Barcelona Players Rated In Hard-Fought Win Vs Real Betis

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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 faced off against Real Betis at the Estadio Benito Villamarín earlier tonight as they looked to earn a good result in La Liga. Xavi’s men made a solid start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time break.

Raphinha finally broke the deadlock for Barca in the 65th minute before Robert Lewandowski doubled his team’s advantage in the 80th minute. Real Betis scored a late consolation goal when Jules Kounde, unfortunately, scored an own goal. However, Barcelona ended up grinding out a 2-1 victory on the road.

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

GK: Marc Andre ter Stegen – 6.5/10

The German keeper hardly had anything to do in the game but won’t be pleased after conceding a late goal.

RB: Jules Kounde – 6/10

He kept things solid at the back for most of the contest but scored an unfortunate own goal late in the game.

CB: Ronald Araujo – 6.5/10

Araujo did what was required of him inside his half and was a good presence on the ball. He ended the game with an assist to his name.

CB: Andreas Christensen – 6.5/10

Christensen kept the opposition attackers frustrated for most of the game and was accurate with his passing.

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LB: Alejandro Balde – 7.5/10

He made a few driving runs with the ball and engineered some decent chances in the final third. Balde will be happy with his assist tonight.

CM: Frenkie de Jong – 6.5/10

De Jong earned the ball back once and made one good run with the ball.

CM: Sergio Busquets – 8/10

The Spaniard got stuck in with plenty of solid tackles and engineered a couple of decent chances in the final third.

CM: Pedri – 7.5/10

He came back to defend when required and was a constant menace in the opponent’s half.

RW: Raphinha – 8/10

Raphinha did his fair share of defending and caused a lot of headaches for the Real Betis defenders.

ST: Robert Lewandowski – 7/10

The Polish striker was a real threat in the final third and scored a deserved goal in the 80th minute.

LW: Gavi – 7/10

He didn’t hesitate to make a tackle when needed and was a threat on the left flank.


LW: Ansu Fati – 6/10

He added some pace to Xavi’s attack.

RW: Ferran Torres – N/A

Torres didn’t get enough time to influence the game.

CM: Franck Kessie – N/A

He hardly had any time to make an impact.

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