FC Barcelona traveled on Tuesday to face off against Mallorca, in the Son Moix stadium. Hoping to get all three points, Xavi put out a lineup that was very good on paper. Some rotations, as well – Ferran for Lewandowski and Iñigo Martínez. But as the match went on, Barça appeared… tired. Sluggish. The movement wasn’t there, the ball circulation wasn’t crisp, and their defensive problems out of possession were still there. Two separate mistakes from Barça’s defense resulted in two Mallorca goals.
Thankfully, a flash of brilliance from Raphinha and a nice play from Fermín Lopez were able to rescue a point, as the match ended in a 2-2 draw. Let’s take a look at how every player performed, starting with:
Marc-André ter Stegen – 5
Not good from him in the first half. He gave possession away pretty cheaply on Mallorca’s first goal, on a misplaced pass intended for Romeu. On the second goal, he hesitated coming out (along with Araújo) and Abdón was able to sneak it through. People often misattribute goals conceded to poor keeper play, and while that’s not always true, ter Stegen was poor in this one.