Barcelona entertained Shakhtar Donetsk at the Nou Camp earlier this evening as they looked to secure a win on the road in the UEFA Champions League. The Catalan outfit made a good start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 28th minute when Ferran Torres found the back of the net. Fermin Lopez doubled Barca’s advantage just eight minutes later as Xavi’s men went into the half-time break 2-0 up on the scoreline.
The visitors got a goal back courtesy of Heorhiy Sudakov’s effort in the 62nd minute. The contest finished with the Catalan club earning a 2-1 win in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each Barcelona player performed during the clash against Shakhtar Donetsk.
GK: Marc-Andre ter Stegen – 6/10
The German keeper hardly had anything to do in the game but won’t be pleased after allowing a goal in the second half.
RB: Joao Cancelo – 7/10
The Portuguese talent was a positive influence at both ends of the field. Cancelo made one key chance going forward.
CB: Ronald Araujo – 6.5/10
He cleared his lines when required and was a decent presence on the ball.
CB: Inigo Martinez – 6.5/10
The Spaniard kept things tidy at the back for most of the game and was accurate with his passing.
LB: Marcos Alonso – 6.5/10
He didn’t do much wrong when defending inside his half and was replaced in the 70th minute.
CM: Fermin Lopez – 8.5/10
Lopez caused a lot of headaches for the Shakhtar defenders and has got a goal to show for his efforts.
CM: Oriol Romeu – 7/10
He anchored the midfield well and had a couple of lively moments in the opponent’s half.
CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 7/10
Gundogan created some decent chances for others around him but there was no goal for him.
RW: Lamine Yamal – 7/10
He made a few dangerous runs with the ball but failed to find the back of the net.
ST: Ferran Torres – 7.5/10
Torres was a constant menace in the final third and ended the game with a goal and an assist to his name.
LW: Joao Felix – 6.5/10
Felix was a threat at times but never looked like he would score.
LB: Alejandro Balde – 6/10
He kept things solid at the back.
ST: Marc Guiu – 6/10
His impact on the game was minimal.
CM: Marc Casado – N/A
CB: Andreas Christensen – N/A