Cadiz 0-4 Barcelona: Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele and Ansu Fati all scored – player ratings.
Barcelona take on Cadiz away from home aiming to build on their impressive victory against Viktoria Plzen today. Over the past two years, Los Piratas have been Barça’s archenemy, stealing two draws and two victories from them.
Tonight, Xavi opened with a lineup that had been widely shuffled, benching five starters from what was likely their best starting lineup. It did not go well for the visitors because of that and the fact that Cadiz was desperately trying to get their first point of the year.
Some players, like Alejandro Balde, Pique, and Gavi, stood out during the first half. However, for the majority of the 90, the team appeared disorganized as a collective.
Frenkie de Jong and Robert Lewandowski gave Barcelona a 2-0 lead by the 65th minute, but the game was stopped 20 minutes later due to a medical issue in the stands.
The game was temporarily suspended once it was determined to be serious, and the players were sent back to the locker room. The players were then instructed to resume the game after the individual was eventually carried on a stretcher outside of the stadium.
Barça took advantage of the timid appearance of the Cadiz players to score two more goals.
ter Stegen, Marc-Andre 6: Ter Stegen was not required to make any shots today. The game is summed up more than.
Hector Bellerin 7: Bellerin made a fairly awkward debut and appeared understandably nervous. re-entered the game in the second half and is unquestionably responsible for initiating the sequence of events that resulted in the second goal.
Ronald Araujo 6: He didn’t have a lot of defensive work to do, but when he did, he did well. His confidence with the ball is growing every day.
Gerard Pique 7: Pique obviously came into today’s game looking to prove something, and he largely succeeded in doing so. The Spaniard kept a clean sheet thanks to his flawless passing and ability to predict Cadiz’s threats.
8.5 for Alejandro Balde
Balde was by far and away Barcelona’s best player tonight. He was very aggressive on defense and never ran out of ways to attack. Should have also been given a penalty. Unfortunately, this is La Liga, not football.
7.5 for Frenkie de Jong
De Jong played effectively in the early going but sputtered as the game went on. But he did break the impasse, which is always a good sign.
6.5 for Sergio Busquets
There isn’t much that can be said about Busi’s performance, which falls in between average and decent. But perhaps against Bayern, he will have stronger press resistance.
Gavi 8: Nobody expected Gavi to be able to increase his intensity by another level. a lot of attacks were recovered, attacks were started, and the midfield of Cadiz was disrupted both on and off the ball.
Raphinha missed a close-range opportunity to open the scoring tonight when he struck the post with his attempt. From that point on, his performance was essentially chaotic. There were a couple hits and misses here and there, but the second half showed more potential as she played a significant role in both goals.
(6) Memphis Depay
Memphis started off with a lot of promise but eventually lost steam. has to keep up a higher, more reliable level of intensity.
(5) Ferran Torres
Torres played another very unimpressive game and appeared to be out of rhythm with his teammates.
Although a longer break would have been good, it is always entertaining to see the golden boy perform. The impact of Pedri cannot be quantified, but he did quicken the game’s pace considerably.
8 for Ousmane Dembele
came on right after the goal and permanently altered the course of the match. made three half-chances and began the action that eventually resulted in the
8.5 Robert Lewandowski
How does it accomplish this? was brought in around 57 seconds, and at 65 seconds, she scored the third. added a helper at the 86-second mark to set up Ansu Fati. And then another to help Dembele at 90+2′. The ultimate machine.
7 Ansu Fati
After a lackluster effort against Viktoria Plzen, Fati would benefit much from scoring today.