Barcelona faced off against Celta Vigo at Abanca-Balaídos earlier tonight as they hoped to earn a positive result on the road in La Liga. The Catalan club made a slow start to the game and conceded the opening goal in the 42nd minute when Gabri Veiga found the back of the net. Barca went into the half-time interval 1-0 down on the scoreline.
Veiga doubled the home team’s advantage in the 65th minute. Ansu Fati got a goal back for Xavi’s side just 14 minutes later but Barcelona failed to mount a late comeback and crashed to a tough 2-1 loss away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Barcelona player fared during the match against Celta Vigo.
GK: Marc-André ter Stegen – 6.5/10
The German keeper made a lot of important saves at the back but failed to keep a clean sheet in both halves.
RB: Sergi Roberto – 6/10
He was a strong presence in the air and made one key chance in the opponent’s half. However, Roberto was far from convincing when defending inside his half.
CB: Jules Kounde – 6.5/10
The French talent got stuck in with some solid tackles and was good on the ball.
CB: Andreas Christensen – 6.5/10
He didn’t do much wrong on the defensive end of the field but was replaced at half-time.
LB: Marcos Alonso – 6.5/10
The Spaniard won his fair share of aerial duels but struggled to create anything meaningful going forward.
CM: Franck Kessie – 6/10
He showed some glimpses of what he is capable of but struggled to be inventive in the final third.
CM: Eric Garcia – 6/10
Garcia looked like a player out of position playing as a central midfielder.
CM: Frenkie de Jong – 6.5/10
He got stuck in with a few solid tackles and was accurate with his passing.
RW: Raphinha – 6.5/10
The Brazilian winger completed some decent dribbles in the final third. However, Raphinha failed to get his name on the scoresheet tonight.
ST: Robert Lewandowski – 6.5/10
He caused some problems for the opposition defenders and was unfortunate to hit the post.
LW: Ferran Torres – 6/10
Torres struggled to get into the flow of the game and was replaced in the 62nd minute.
CM: Gavi – 6/10
His impact on the game was minimal in the second half.
LW: Ansu Fati – 7/10
He managed to get a goal back for Barcelona in the 79th minute.
GK: Inaki Pena – 6/10
Pena didn’t do much wrong in the game.
RW: Ousmane Dembele – 6.5/10
He made one key chance in the final third and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CAM: Pablo Torre – 6/10
Torre failed to get into the flow of the game.