Barcelona faced off against Almeria at the Power Horse Stadium earlier this evening as they hoped to earn a good result on the road in La Liga. The Catalan giants made a slow start to the contest and conceded the opening goal in the 24th minute when El Bilal Toure scored for the home side. Barcelona struggled to come up with a response and went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.
Xavi’s men failed to mount a comeback and crashed to a narrow 1-0 loss away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Barcelona player performed during the clash against Almeria.
GK: Marc-André ter Stegen – 6.5/10
The German keeper made a few decent saves at the back but won’t be pleased after conceding a goal midway through the first half.
RB: Sergi Roberto – 6/10
He cleared the danger when required and had a couple of strikes at goal.
CB: Andreas Christensen – 7/10
Christensen did his fair share of defending and engineered two decent chances going forward.
CB: Eric Garcia – 6.5/10
The Spaniard looked shaky at the back and produced an uninspiring performance on the defensive end of the pitch.
LB: Jordi Alba – 6.5/10
He earned the ball back twice and had a couple of lively moments in the opponent’s half.
CM: Franck Kessie – 6/10
Kessie struggled to get into the flow of the game and was substituted at half-time.
CM: Sergio Busquets – 6.5/10
Busquets managed to impress at times but failed to dictate the flow of the contest.
CM: Frenkie de Jong – 6.5/10
He was a positive influence in the middle of the park but there was no goal for him.
RW: Ferran Torres – 7.5/10
He engineered a handful of meaningful chances for his teammates but never got a sniff at goal himself.
ST: Robert Lewandowski – 6/10
The Polish striker threatened the opposition goal at times but struggled to take any of his chances.
LW: Gavi – 6/10
Gavi did his fair share of defending but struggled to influence the game in the final third. He was lucky to last the whole 90 minutes.
RW: Raphinha – 6.5/10
He caused a few headaches for the opposition defenders.
LB: Marcos Alonso – 6.5/10
Alonso kept things solid at the back.
CB: Ronald Araujo – 6/10
He offered very little after coming on as a substitute.
CAM: Pablo Torre – 6/10
Torre struggled to get into the rhythm of the game.
ST: Angel Alarcon – 6/10
He failed to register a goal.