In light of a dominant FC Barcelona performance, the Catalans managed to dispose of Andalusian side Cadiz with relative ease. Courtesy of goals by Sergi Roberto and Robert Lewandowski, and some other particularly special performances, Barcelona reinstate their 8-point lead over 2nd-placed Real Madrid. Here is how the players fared during the game:
Marc Andre Ter Stegen: 7.5
Aggressive in terms of coming to the ball and providing proper leadership at the back, the German international did not end up having much to do to maintain his clean sheet but did indeed make at least one crucial save to keep Cadiz’s scoreline at 0.
Alejandro Balde: 7.0
The youngster did end up making some interesting and dangerous runs behind the backline of Cadiz but also prolonged a lot of rather straightforward decisions. Showcases indefinite talent, but also a lack of experience.
Andreas Christensen: 8.0
Made some crucial tackles and blocks to keep his side in control and never looked worried, the Danish defender had a classy game, to say the least. His inclusion in this side totally provides FC Barcelona a new dimension altogether.
Eric Garcia: 6.5
Solid on the ball and quick with his decision-making tonight, Eric Garcia ensured he did not end up making unnecessary decisions or mistakes this time around now that Xavi has entrusted him with this chance to find his groove again.
Jules Kounde: 7.0
Mostly did his job just right at the fullback position he so commonly occupies this season, the Frenchman had a solid outing at the right flank of the defense.
Frenkie De Jong: 6.5
Mostly invisible thanks partly to the structure that Cadiz opposed FC Barcelona in, the Dutchman arguably had one of his quieter nights in a recent few matchdays where he has been playing some of his best football.
His mesmerizing runs between the lines of defenders continued to break apart Cadiz’s structure throughout the game. The youngster is quite properly a catalyst for most of Barcelona’s progressions through the central channels.
Sergi Roberto: 8.0
The veteran ended up being the chosen one to slot into the interior midfielder role in the absence of Pedri and made complete use of this opportunity given to him. Scoring once and assisting the other goal, the Spaniard was vital in terms of goal generation.
Ansu Fati: 6.5
Despite some displays of skill and technique, the youngster still remains out of sorts. His hesitation and inability to connect purely with the ball end up costing La Blaugrana on multiple occasions.
Robert Lewandowski: 8.0
The Polish striker indeed finds his way back onto the scoresheet for FC Barcelona at the Spotify Camp Nou, scoring the 2nd goal for the Catalans with a brilliantly low driven shot. Still not fully back to his best, but signs of improvement are certainly there.
Ferran Torres: 8.5
Arguably one of his finest performances in a Barcelona jersey, despite no direct goal contributions. The Spaniard’s immaculate dribbling and exploitation of space provided Barcelona multiple chances to capitalize upon.
Franck Kessie: 6.0
Composed enough on the ball, the Ivorian midfielder did not have much to do in terms of involvement within the game itself for the time that he was on.
Despite his attempts to make some extravagant runs and passes to his teammates, the player did not end up having enough time to truly get into the rhythm of the game.
Angel Alarcon: N/A
Not enough time on the field to warrant a rating.