Tuesday’s La Liga match saw Barcelona defeat Osasuna 1-0 thanks to a late goal from Jordi Alba. The Catalans were hoping to make another huge stride towards their coronation because they had the league title all but locked up, but it ended up being a drag. When Jorge Herrando was dismissed in the 26th minute, Osasuna resisted even though they were down to 10 men, but they were still able to contain their powerful opponents.
Below are the player ratings for FC Barcelona:
Player Ratings for Barcelona
Marc-Andre ter Stegen – 7/10
The German goalkeeper had a comfortable night out, not being troubled too much.
Jules Kounde – 7.5/10
The French winger was very attacking on the right side and created some good opportunities for the attackers.
Ronald Araujo – 6.5/10
Ronald Araujo was rock solid at the back, and also was a menace at set pieces.
Andreas Christensen – 6.5/10
The Denmark international was reliable at the back of the defense.
Alejandro Balde – 7/10
Balde showed promise and created many chances from his dynamic runs, but the forwards were unable to convert.
Frenkie de Jong – 8/10
The way the Dutchman managed the game from midfield was fantastic tonight. In addition, he made one tackle, generated four chances, and hit seven accurate long balls.
Sergio Busquets – 7/10
He controlled the game and even gave Lewandowski a great chance, but the Osasuna goalkeeper stopped his shot.
Pedri – 8.5/10
The Spanish midfielder was outstanding during this match. His running and tackling were both simply fantastic, and his passing was terrific.
Raphinha – 6.5/10
The Brazilian spent 53 minutes on the pitch but failed to make anything happen in the game. He couldn’t find anyone with his wayward crosses.
Robert Lewandowski – 6.5/10
The Polish striker was unusually wayward in front of goal.