Barcelona welcomed Porto at the Nou Camp earlier tonight as they focused on securing a positive result at home in the UEFA Champions League. The Catalan club made a decent start to the game but conceded the opening goal in the 30th minute when Pepe found the back of the net for the visitors. However, Joao Cancelo equalised just two minutes later as Barca went into the half-time break with a 1-1 scoreline.
Joao Felix put Barca ahead in the 57th minute when he got his name on the scoresheet. Xavi’s men ended up earning a narrow 2-1 win at the Nou Camp.
Let’s take a look at how each Barcelona player fared during the clash against Porto.
GK: Inaki Pena – 7.5/10
He made a few solid saves at the back and did enough to limit the opposition to just one goal.
RB: Ronald Araujo – 7/10
Araujo didn’t do much wrong when defending inside his half and made two decent chances going forward.
CB: Jules Kounde – 6.5/10
The French talent performed his defensive duties well and would be happy about restricting the opposition from scoring more than once.
CB: Inigo Martinez – 7/10
The Spaniard did his fair share of defending and was a decent presence on the ball.
LB: Joao Cancelo – 10/10
The Portuguese talent was a positive influence in both halves. He ended the game with a goal and an assist to his name.
CM: Pedri – 6.5/10
Pedri caught the eye at times and managed to bag an assist.
CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 7/10
He anchored the midfield well and was quite lively in the Porto half.
CM: Frenkie de Jong – 7.5/10
The Dutch sensation was not shy of a tackle and made a few energetic runs with the ball from midfield.
RW: Raphinha – 7.5/10
Raphinha was a real menace in the opponent’s half but there was no goal for him tonight.
ST: Robert Lewandowski – 6/10
He struggled to get into the flow of the game and was fortunate to last the whole 90 minutes.
LW: Joao Felix – 8/10
Felix caused a few headaches for his marker out in the wide areas and scored the winning goal in the 57th minute.
LW: Ferran Torres – 6/10
He made one decent run with the ball.
LB: Alejandro Balde – N/A
RW: Lamine Yamal – N/A