PLAYER RATINGS: Check Out How Messi, Ansu Fati, And Griezmann Performed As Barca Lost To Getafe
Despite his age, Pedri didn’t hide. He showed for the ball, participated in the play and didn’t shirk responsibility. The teenager left a very good impression.
In his first start for Barcelona, the new signing showed his versatility by playing at left-back and demonstrated his will to get forward. It was his cross that was headed on to the crossbar by Djene.
Having been sent the wrong way by Jaime Mata from the penalty spot, the Brazilian made an excellent save to deny Cucho Hernandez a second goal.
A second half substitute, the Brazilian didn’t continue the form he showed before the international break.
The youngster wasn’t given enough time to have an impact on the game.
Getafe pressed him high, but he was able to make good interventions when required, including a dangerous pass to Cucurella. Perhaps he should’ve done better with a header from a Messi freekick in the second half.
He was involved in one dangerous attack, but did little else after coming on.
The Spain international didn’t do much wrong in the middle of the park, but wasn’t able to really bring the match under control.
Always a willing participant and a goal threat, Messi tested Getafe’s resolve, particularly during the first half. A curling shot that hit the post was the closest he came to finding the net all evening, although maybe he should’ve hit the target with a chance in the second half too.
A confident player at the moment, the youngster tried his luck after coming on as a substitute but couldn’t find the breakthrough.
It wasn’t for a lack of effort, but not much came off for Dembele. He was involved in the most dangerous Barcelona attacks, but gave the ball away too often in others.
The Dutch coach made a couple of changes to his line-up, bringing in the likes of Dembele and Pedri. For much of the time, he looked exasperated on the touchline.
The Dutch international made a needless challenge on Djene to concede the decisive penalty. Up until that moment, he’d been an active member of Barcelona’s play.
The disrupted rhythm of the match made it unwelcoming for any substitute and Trincao didn’t do much to influence proceedings either.
A yellow card and not much attacking output were what Sergi Roberto had to show from an interesting duel with Marc Cucurella.
Playing in a more central position, Griezmann had little effect on the game. He was presented with a golden opportunity to score in the first half, but couldn’t keep his shot under the crossbar.
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