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Torres And Lewandowski Get 9 | Barcelona Players Rated In Dominant Win Vs Elche

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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 Elche at the Estadio Martínez Valero earlier tonight as they hoped to earn a good result in La Liga. The Catalan outfit made a good start to the game and scored the opening goal in the 20th-minute courtesy of Robert Lewandowski’s goal. Barca went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.

Ansu Fati doubled the visiting team’s advantage in the 56th minute before Lewandowski scored again just ten minutes later. Ferran Torres put the icing on the cake for Barcelona in the 70th minute as they cruised to a dominant 4-0 win on the road.

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

GK: Marc-Andre ter Stegen – 7/10

The German keeper made a couple of solid saves at the back and secured an easy clean sheet away from home.

RB: Jules Kounde – 8/10

He gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the field and made two good runs with the ball as well.

CB: Marcos Alonso – 7.5/10

The Spaniard cleared the danger when needed and was a threat at the other end of the field as well.

CB: Ronald Araujo – 7.5/10

He did his fair share of defending and was also good on the ball as well.

Barcelona’s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski (2R) celebrates scoring his team’s third goal during the Spanish league football match between Elche CF and FC Barcelona at the Martinez Valero stadium in Elche on April 1, 2023. (Photo by M. Ramon / AFP) (Photo by M. RAMON/AFP via Getty Images)

LB: Jordi Alba – 8/10

Alba performed his defensive duties well and made one key chance from the left flank.

CM: Eric Garcia – 7/10

The Spanish talent anchored the midfield well and made one decent run with the ball.

CM: Gavi – 8/10

Gavi caused all sorts of problems for the Elche defenders and has got an assist to show for his efforts.

CM: Sergi Roberto – 7/10

He came back to defend when needed and was a lively presence on the ball.

RW: Ferran Torres – 9/10

Torres was a constant menace in the final third and ended the game with a goal and an assist to his name.

ST: Robert Lewandowski – 9/10

The Polish striker created a lot of chaos inside the Elche penalty box and scored two goals and created one as well during his time on the pitch.

LW: Ansu Fati – 7.5/10

Fati caused a few headaches for the opposition defenders and managed to get his name on the scoresheet in the 56th minute.


CM: Franck Kessie – 6/10

He cleared his lines when needed.

CAM: Pablo Torre – 6/10

Torre made a couple of crucial contributions at the back.

CM: Aleix Garrido – N/A

He hardly had any time to make an impact.

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