Oriol Romeu – 7.5
After a shaky first game against Arsenal, Romeu has really settled into his grove now and after a positive performance against Real Madrid, he followed that up today. He’s getting on the ball more and dictating play, alongside his known ability to break up attacks. Looks very confident playing with De Jong which is a good sign for Barca. Could end up being one of the most underrated signings in La Liga this year.
Pedri – 6
Gave the ball away with an ill-advised crossfield ball that led to a dangerous attack, but fortunately, nothing came of it. Pedri has struggled to impact the games through the pre-season for one reason or another, although he did win the ball back a couple of times and the majority of his passes found the right players. He’ll be hoping for more once the season starts, and Barca will need more from their young playmaker.
Fermin Lopez – 6
Like Pedri, he failed to impact the game like he did against Real Madrid. He did make a number of intelligent runs off the ball, but they were wasted by teammates. You wonder if he played with De Jong, would those runs have been rewarded? He didn’t do anything wrong but the first half passed him and Barcelona by. Substituted at half-time.
Sergi Roberto – 6
A tidy appearance from Sergi, which is probably a great compliment to a player who is considered Mr Reliable. The Barca captain always puts a shift in, he closed down the AC Milan midfield well, broke up play and broke through the lines. He didn’t do anything overly special, but it was a clean performance.
Frenkie de Jong – 7
I don’t think many would argue that Barcelona looks better when De Jong is on the field. His passing breaks lines and he linked up with Fati really well. He’s always combative in the tackle, and for me, he’s the most important player in this squad. Dropped back and played as a centre-back late, which just reminded me of his versatility.
Marc Casado – 6
Wasn’t on the field very long, but it was good to see the young midfielder get some minutes next to De Jong.
Aleix Garrido – 6
Giving him the standard 6 and he wasn’t on the field long enough to impact the game.