Barcelona entertained Deportivo Alaves at the Nou Camp earlier today as they looked to secure maximum points at home in La Liga. The Catalan club made a sloppy start to the game as they conceded the opening goal in the first minute when Samu Omorodion found the back of the net. Xavi’s men failed to find a response and went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.
Robert Lewandowski equalised for the home team in the 53rd minute before going on to score the winning goal from the penalty spot in the 78th minute. The contest ended with Barcelona securing a narrow 2-1 win at the Nou Camp.
Let’s take a look at how each Barcelona player fared during the clash against Alaves.
GK: Marc-Andre ter Stegen – 6/10
The German keeper didn’t have to make a save in the game but won’t be happy after conceding so early in the game.
RB: Ronald Araujo – 7/10
Araujo did his fair share of defending and was a dominant presence in the air.
CB: Jules Kounde – 6/10
He tried his best to keep things solid at the back and was good on the ball. He ended the game with an assist to his name.
CB: Inigo Martinez – 6.5/10
The Spaniard performed his defensive duties well and did enough to restrict the opposition to just one goal.
LB: Joao Cancelo – 7.5/10
He came back to defend when needed and had a lively game in the Alaves half.
CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 7/10
The German talent was a positive influence at both ends of the pitch.
CM: Pedri – 7/10
Pedri earned the ball back twice and made two key chances in the final third.
RW: Lamine Yamal – 6.5/10
He caught the eye at times but failed to find the back of the net.
CAM: Fermin Lopez – 6/10
Lopez had two bright moments in the game but has got nothing to show for his efforts.
LW: Joao Felix – 7/10
He made a lot of dangerous runs with the ball on the left flank but there was no goal for him.
ST: Robert Lewandowski – 8/10
The Polish striker was a real nuisance up top and managed to score two goals in the second half which won the game for Barcelona.
RW: Raphinha – 6.5/10
Raphinha added some pace to Xavi’s attack.
ST: Ferran Torres – 6/10
His impact on the game was minimal.
LB: Alejandro Balde – 6/10
He kept things tidy at the back.
CM: Oriol Romeu – N/A