Thursday, March 30, 2023

Raphinha Gets 8.5, Araujo With 5.5 | Barcelona Players Rated In Narrow Win Vs Valencia

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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 entertained Valencia at the Nou Camp earlier this afternoon as they focused on securing a win in front of their home fans in La Liga. The Catalan club made a good start to the game and took the lead in the 15th-minute courtesy of Raphinha‘s effort. Barca protected their narrow advantage well and went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.

Ronald Araujo let his teammates down by getting sent off in the 59th minute. However, the ten men of Barcelona defended their lead valiantly and earned a narrow 1-0 win at home.

Let’s take a look at how each Barcelona player fared during the clash against Valencia.

GK: Marc-André ter Stegen – 7/10

The German keeper had to make just one save in the game and earned an easy clean sheet at the Nou Camp.

RB: Jules Kounde – 7/10

The French talent gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the field but offered very little going forward.

CB: Ronald Araujo – 5.5/10

He had a solid game in the first half but let his teammates down by getting sent off in the 59th minute.

CB: Andreas Christensen – 7/10

Christensen didn’t do much wrong at the back and was accurate with his passing.

Nou Camp
Nou Camp

LB: Alejandro Balde – 7.5/10

Balde performed his defensive duties well and was a constant menace in the opponent’s half. He made a few impressive runs down the left flank.

CM: Sergi Roberto – 7/10

He got stuck in with some solid tackles and made one decent run with the ball.

CM: Sergio Busquets – 7.5/10

The Spaniard was a positive influence at both ends of the field and has got an assist to show for his efforts.

CM: Frenkie de Jong – 6.5/10

He had a couple of bright moments in the first half but was replaced at the half-time break.

RW: Raphinha – 8.5/10

Raphinha was a real threat in the final third and scored the only goal of the game in the 15th minute. He deserves to be named the man of the match.

ST: Ferran Torres – 6/10

He showed some flashes of what he is capable of in the Valencia half and was unfortunate to hit the post.

LW: Ansu Fati – 6.5/10

Fati was not shy of having a strike at goal but was also guilty of hitting the post.


CM: Franck Kessie – 6.5/10

He anchored the midfield well for Barcelona in the second half.

LB: Marcos Alonso – 6.5/10

The Spanish talent earned the ball back twice.

CB: Eric Garcia – N/A

He hardly had any time to influence the game.

ST: Angel Alarcon – N/A

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

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