Barcelona entertained Real Madrid at the Nou Camp earlier tonight as they hoped to defend their 1-0 lead from the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal clash. The Catalan outfit made a decent start to the game but conceded the opening goal in the first half injury-time when Vinicius Junior got his name on the scoresheet.
Karim Benzema made a real difference in the second half as he scored a hattrick for Real Madrid. Xavi’s players ended up suffering a poor 4-0 loss at home which knocked them out of the Copa del Rey.
Let’s take a look at how each Barcelona player performed during the match against Los Blancos.
GK: Marc-André ter Stegen – 6/10
The German keeper made some solid saves at the back but still conceded four goals tonight.
RB: Ronald Araujo – 5.5/10
Araujo made a solid start to the game but was underwhelming in the second half.
CB: Jules Kounde – 6/10
He did his best to keep things solid in the first half but struggled to cope with Benzema’s threat in the second 45 minutes.
CB: Marcos Alonso – 4/10
The Spaniard made some poor errors of judgment defensively and was replaced in the 66th minute.
LB: Alejandro Balde – 5.5/10
Balde was quite lively going forward. However, he failed to catch the eye on the defensive end of the field.
CM: Franck Kessie – 5.5/10
He struggled to get into the rhythm of the game and was substituted at the hour mark.
CM: Sergio Busquets – 5/10
The Spaniard did his best to protect his backline but it was not enough tonight.
CM: Sergi Roberto – 5/10
He didn’t offer adequate protection for his teammates at the back.
RW: Raphinha – 6/10
Raphinha had a few bright moments in the game but didn’t do enough to find the back of the net.
ST: Robert Lewandowski – 5/10
The Polish striker couldn’t finish off any of the chances that fell in his path.
LW: Gavi – 5.5/10
He made a good start to the game but his influence faded in the second half.
LW: Ansu Fati – 6/10
Fati struggled to get into the flow of the contest.
RW: Ferran Torres – 6/10
He struggled to influence the game after coming off the bench.
CB: Eric Garcia – 5/10
Garcia couldn’t stop the Real Madrid onslaught.