Following a thrilling encounter, FC Barcelona share the spoils with RCD Mallorca over a 2-2 draw. With both sides having tried to play to their respective strengths, it was ultimately neither of the two that emerged victorious, and instead, both teams will have to make do with just a point.
While the draw is a team accomplishment at the end of the day, all the players had a different role in proceedings with some being more significant to the Barcelona result than others, and it is those group of game influencers that warrant the highest admiration.
Here is how the FC Barcelona players fared against RCD Mallorca.
Marc Andre Ter Stegen: 6.0
The early errors from the German goalkeeper left Barcelona trailing both before and after they scored the goal through Raphinha. One of his rather less memorable performances and one that Ter Stegen will hope to soon forget as Barcelona continues their campaign ahead.
Joao Cancelo: 7.0
The Portuguese fullback showed great promise when driving forward with the ball and it is clear that his involvement within the team is absolutely crucial in order to allow the Catalan giants to thrive creatively.
His contributions in both attack and defense seem to be much more refined than others around him and hopefully, this serves as a good foundation for his teammates to develop upon as well.
Ronald Araujo: 7.5
The Uruguayan was often times the only and most reliable outlet in defense. His sole contributions showcased exactly why his absence was harming Barcelona so much and had it not been for errors by those around him, Araujo could have helped his team towards a much more favourable result.
Inigo Martinez: 6.0
The Spaniard made his first start for Barcelona in this game and had a rather forgettable night. Misplaced passes often led to dangerous counterattacks and despite his confidence on the ball, it remains clear through his miscommunications on the field that it will take time for the veteran to familiarise himself with the Barcelona style of play.
Alejandro Balde: 6.5
Often restricted, but was influential when he was allowed the freedom to roam. Given how congested his side of the field seems to have become, perhaps Xavi will need to make some minor adjustments in order to allow Balde to strive in a better environment around him.
Oriol Romeu: 6.0
The midfielder was quite rigid and unimpressive in his display. At times, the player even seemed too unbothered to move and a couple of instances saw the Spanish veteran showcase lapses of judgment that either led to or could have led to very dangerous situations for Barcelona.
Arguably the best Barcelona player for major parts of the game, Gavi was instrumental in almost every single play for Barcelona that went their way and even did his best from a defensive point of view. Winning duel after duel and completing progressive carry one after another, Gavi showcased exactly why he remains one of the heartbeats of this Barcelona side.
Ilkay Gundogan: 6.0
Seemed to be almost a shell of his best self, the German international seemed contained and extremely limited throughout the match. Regardless of the changes taking place around him, the former Manchester City man often seemed to be out of place and even played some rather frustrating football.
Electric and at times the most progressive forward within the team, Raphinha was crucial for Barcelona to find some sort of hope while they were one goal down. His goal was a thing of beauty as well, wasting no time in bringing the ball down and then dispatching a powerful low driven shot that went straight into the back of the net. Moreover, he even provided the assist for Fermin Lopez’s late equaliser despite much of the credit for the creation of that goal being deserved by Robert Lewandowski for his dummy.
Ferran Torres: 6.5
Rather frustrating to watch, Ferran Torres had a handful of good chances to score for Barcelona but ended up not making them count. Was the first substitution of the game as he came off instead of Robert Lewandowski, a change that clearly showed a good picture of his contribution in the match.
Joao Felix: 6.5
The Portuguese star was not as involved as he would have ideally liked to be be. Joao Felix had some promising moments and even saw a powerful strike just clip past the post. Has had better displays for Barcelona but perhaps the setup for this particular game just did not suit the 23-year-old Atletico Madrid loanee.
Robert Lewandowski: 7.0
The Polish striker’s introduction into the game was a real boost for Barcelona. A particular highlight was his dummy for Barca’s second goal of the night that showcased exactly what his experience and footballing intellect bring to this team.
Fermin Lopez: 7.0
The youngster finally got a chance for FC Barcelona and he made the most of it. Instantly impactful with his youthful presence in the midfield and even became the scorer of the equalising goal for Barcelona at a very crucial moment of the game.
Lamine Yamal: 7.5
The 16-year-old is practically a wonder at this point. Beyond belief with the abilities he already possesses, his contributions for Barcelona in this game were just a passive reminder of why exactly so many people are excited about this young talent. Instrumental in helping Barcelona get the draw, the young winger remains a source of great hope for La Blaugrana.
Jules Kounde: 6.0
The Frenchman came in at a point when the damage had already been done. With little to nothing he could do about it, the center-back simply did his best to ensure Barcelona did not concede any further than they already had by that point.