Although it was far from the outcome FC Barcelona would have preferred, they were able to manage it. At a difficult road venue, Barcelona loses two crucial points in a 1-1 draw against Rayo Vallecano.
This match doesn’t help much because Xavi Hernandez has already been the target of criticism. With 31 points presently, Barcelona trails Real Madrid by one and rival Catalan team Girona by three.
This is how the Barcelona team performed in their matchup with Rayo Vallecano.
Scores for Players
Pena Inaki: 6.0
did not commit many mistakes that evening, yet I was still unable to maintain a spotless record. Although Inaki Pena’s ball distribution was not precisely what Barcelona was used to, he still deserves some credit for his performance.
Joao Cancelo: 7.0
His movements felt far more deliberate and responsible than those of his teammates, and he appeared to be the most mature Barcelona defender of the evening. In addition, he was able to generate a lot more danger than was anticipated of him.
Christensen Andreas: 6.5
The Danish defense performed admirably. His passing was dependable, and he made a strong defensive contribution with some good footwork.
Inigo Martinez: 7.5
The Spaniard appears to have more and more energy to give every time he plays for Barcelona, even at his advanced age. His ability to play the ball is still a huge asset to Barcelona.
Alejandro Balde, score: 6.
The young Spanish player made a comeback to Barcelona’s starting lineup. But neither Xavi nor the player himself would have anticipated the kind of impact he would have made. Although Barça might benefit from his speed, his audacious runs were not too memorable.
Romeu Oriol: 6.0
In many aspects, Oriol Romeu is still a liability for Barcelona. His lack of technical inventiveness and delayed decision-making are two glaring deficiencies that make Barcelona feel far more exposed than they would want.
Unquestionably, the Golden Boy had moments of brilliance, but in the end, it was insufficient. Pedri will want to quickly move past the numerous poor decisions and turnovers that he made during his outing.
De Jong Frenkie: 7.0
Perhaps the most exciting part of the game before it even began was the Dutchman’s comeback. In the end, Frenkie De Jong also performed admirably, putting on a superb exhibition of poise and control. To get back to his best, it will take time, but this was a decent beginning.
Yamal Lamine: 6.5
As a starter, Rayo Vallecano was expected to be annoyed by the youthful 16-year-old sensation. Although it wasn’t his best performance for Barça to far, it wasn’t a horrible one either. A nice enough outing for the young one with a few disorienting runs thrown in.
Lewandowski Roberto: 6.0
appeared to have given Barcelona the equalizer, but Rayo’s own goal was the real culprit. The Polish striker did not play for a large portion of the match and made minimal contributions.
Ferran Torres: 6.0
Like his attacking colleagues, Ferran Torres was largely silent that evening. This critique of the Spaniard’s performance is supported by the fact that he hardly appeared on the field and only had 25 touches total during his stay there.