Robert Lewandowski – 5
I thought Lewandowski was really poor today. He just didn’t look sharp in any area, losing the ball on 11 occasions and completing just 73% of his passes. He didn’t seem to be on the same page as his teammates, and considering he wasn’t offering a great deal, I’m surprised we didn’t see Ferran Torres introduced at some point. I’m hopeful that Lewandowski will improve, but I didn’t think he looked overly sharp in the pre-season either.
Raphinha – 3 (RED CARD – 42 MINUTES)
A moment of petulance earned Raphinha the first red card of his career. The Brazilian was baited into lashing out at the defender and having already been booked for arguing, referee Cesar Soto Grado had no hesitation in sending Raphinha down the tunnel. It’s a shame, as up to that point the former Leeds man had been the most dangerous attacker for Barcelona, constantly getting in behind. Getafe was baiting the Barca forwards all night with little niggles and off-the-ball challenges that went largely unpunished, but Raphinha should know better than to lash out like that.
Abde Ezzalzouli – 6
Abde came on and injected some much-needed pace into the side, but his end-product was really lacking throughout. He often looked as though he was in two minds, and maybe tried to do too much when he should have played simple, and played simple when he should have attacked.
Lamine Yamal – 6
It’s hard to ask a 16-year-old midfielder to come on and change the game, but Yamal is no ordinary 16-year-old midfielder. He had the one cross to Fati which led to a scoring chance, but not a lot else. They’ll be days when he will come on and win the game for Barcelona, I think we all know that.
Ansu Fati – 5
It really wasn’t his day today. He had that one chance to make a statement and blazed the ball over the bar. He compled 72% of his passes and looked a little out-of-sorts. Maybe all the transfer rumours that are swirling are acting as a distraction.