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.
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.