Barcelona faced off against Real Sociedad at the Reale Arena earlier tonight as they hoped to secure a good result on their travels in La Liga. Xavi’s men made a solid start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time interval.
Both teams cancelled each other in the second 45 minutes. However, Ronald Araujo scored a dramatic winning goal in injury-time as the contest finished 1-0 in favour of Barca.
Let’s take a look at how each Barcelona player fared during the match against Real Sociedad.
GK: Marc-Andre ter Stegen – 8/10
The German keeper made a lot of crucial saves at the back and secured a vital clean sheet on the road.
CB: Ronald Araujo – 8/10
He put his foot through the ball when the opposition were on the front foot. Araujo ended up scoring the winning goal in injury-time.
CB: Jules Kounde – 7/10
The French talent cleared the danger when needed and was a good presence on the ball.
CB: Inigo Martinez – 7/10
The Spaniard gave a good account of himself inside his half and would be quite happy with the clean sheet.
RW: Joao Cancelo – 6.5/10
He didn’t do much wrong at the back but offered very little going forward.
CM: Gavi – 7/10
The Spanish sensation anchored the midfield well and made some decent runs with the ball.
CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 8/10
Gundogan earned the ball back a few times and was a threat going forward. He ended the game with an assist to his name.
LM: Alejandro Balde – 7/10
Balde was a positive influence at both ends of the field.
CAM: Fermin Lopez – 6.5/10
He had some bright moments in the final third and was replaced in the 56th minute.
ST: Robert Lewandowski – 6/10
Lewandowski completed one good dribble with the ball but failed to find the back of the net.
ST: Joao Felix – 6.5/10
He made two positive runs with the ball but didn’t do enough to register a goal.
CM: Pedri – 6.5/10
He added some creativity to Xavi’s midfield.
ST: Ferran Torres – 6/10
Torres made one good chance in the final third.
RW: Raphinha – 6.5/10
Raphinha had two bright moments in the game.
CM: Lamine Yamal – 6.5/10
He made two decent runs with the ball.