Frenkie de Jong – 8
Not sure whether to put Frenkie with the midfielders or the defenders today. He spent the first half as a central midfielder and the second half as a central defender. In both positions he was the composer trying to dicate the play. He showed a willingness to burst through the lines and carry the ball forward and he was arguably Barcelona’s best player tonight.
Oriol Romeu – 6
Didn’t do anything wrong and wasn’t overly taxed with Getafe playing a 6-2-2 formation at points, with the two forwards in their own half. So Romeu’s main job was to keep the ball moving. A couple of passes went astray in the final third and he had a chance which he blazed over the bar. This wasn’t really the kind of game Romeu thrives in as he didn’t have a ton of defensive work to do. Too many times possession was lost.
Pedri – 7
He started slow but he really came into the game in the second half. He created a few chances and had some cutting passes. He was actually very good in his defensive work winning the ball high up the pitch, but the main connection between him and Lewandowski just wasn’t there. He only completed around 82% of his passes but he at least showed a real willingness to move the ball forward.
Ilkay Gundogan – 6
At points, you saw exactly what Gundogan will bring to Barcelona, with intricate passing and some very intelligent runs. But it just didn’t work out for him in the game and he wasn’t able to link up with Lewandowski enough. He lost possession on 11 occasions, which is too much for someone of his quality. He had one of the best chances of the game early where he fired straight into the keeper.
Gavi – 7
Wasn’t really able to impact the game and it’s pretty clear that after spending much of the pre-season on the sidelines, he’s still lacking that match fitness. It will eventually come and he’ll be a key player this year. Giving him a 7 for the block he put in at the end of the game when Getafe broke after the penalty shout.