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Pedri, Gündogan, Araújo... Barça's 1-1 draw in their Copa del Rey elimination

Published:25/01/2024 - 00:36h

Updated:25/01/2024 - 08:59h

Barça's football fell short in Bilbao and the Catalans had to say goodbye to the Copa del Rey in the quarter-finals. Here's a look at how Xavi Hernández's players performed

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The FC Barcelona had to sack of the Glass of the King of way anticipated in this edition of the tournament after falling in his visit to the Athletic Club (4-2). The culés began down in the marker and could complete the traced back in the own first time, but was not sufficient. To continuation review the performance of all the players of the Barça that were in the field in this fall of the Barcelona group.

Iñaki Crag - Punctual

The Alicante lived again one of the most negative experiences for a guardameta: fit a goal before the first minute. The '13' of the Barça doubted in the played initial and after several rebounds finished seeing like the Athletic advanced without still can take part in the party, although in the same first time yes that answered in two played with very good placing and reflections, unlike what sucedió in the played of the 2-2 of the Basques in which simply it observed the finish of Sancet.

Jules Koundé - Safe

Situated like right side again, the French combated very well to Nico Williams and his attempts to arrive to background line almost in each played in which it received the balloon. Koundé, as it is used to suceder, did not contribute so much in attack, but yes that left backwards again these nights in which simply it seemed that it is not in party. It saw like Nico planted the centre for the 2-2 of the party, although clearly it was more a tarpaulin of the extreme that an error of the Frenchman.

Ronald Araújo - Leader

It is clear that the defence of the Barça does not cross his best days, but still like this the Uruguayan, captain of field again, keeps on being the best of a line in which his movements help to solve a lot of problems and besides to keep to the Barça in party, as it was the case in some moments when the Athletic still won by 1-0 the party, but it is necessary to highlight that his work again could not sustain a system that does not seem to be able to defend of constant way, especially with so many physical problems that his proper names are crossing.

Andreas Christensen - Irregular

Almost all what describes with Araújo is what Christensen transmits him to the Barça and to his rivals. The Danish seems that clearly it is not to 100% in what his physical level and this is leaving him very far in a lot of played, without intensity to the hour of presionar and besides very desconectado of played keys in which it needs to be this conclusive defender of the past season.

Balde- Unlucky

In the middle of his best level this season, and of a possible resurgir in this explosive side that it was the previous season, the canterano culé finished leaving to the changing rooms before the half hour of party by a possible muscular split in his right leg. It asked the change almost immediately after a career that left him tended on the lawn.

Frenkie Of Jong - Multitareas

Situated like the pivote of the Barça does already several parties, the Dutch tried to cover so many duties and roles as it was possible, obviously without neglecting the main of first pass of the team. Beside Gündogan went back to show that it is the footballer with better present of the staff, although in a lot of moments saw him frustrated to the not finding the spaces that needs so that his passes can be the decisive that he wants to.

Gündogan - Jugón

The German, visibly extenuado during the long party in Saint Mamés, left a lot of samples of his upper quality regarding almost all the players of the field. However, as to Of Jong, many times saw him frustrated with the impossibility to give the passes that many times thinks like result of a Barça that during almost all the meeting was uncomfortable in front of the pressure of the Athletic.

Pedri - Creative

The Canarian played surely his best 45 minutes of the season in the first time in front of the Athletic. His movements, passes and decisions were always the suitable when the Barça attained to trace back the 1-0 initial. The verticality of the party and the little recovery of the balloon of the culés in the end of the party finished him erasing a bit of the field, although Xavi can be calm with the return of the best Pedri.

Lamine Yamal - Impressive

To his 16 years the extreme of the Barça left clear once again that it is a player to mark period in the club. After a lot of attempts finally could complete this characteristic played to go in in diagonal to the big area and shoot to the long stick, very to Leo Messi, and that in the Masia so much arrived to do. It is true that had two very clear actions that could have delivered the classification to the Barça, but is true that in his role still no can him demand that it was the forward more determinant of the team.

Lewandowski - Without tarpaulins

The Pole kept his good moment with the goal, but little more. It showed his competitiveness in the 1-1 to the presionar to the defence of the Athletic and finish annotating thanks to a rebound in his leg, but of there in more could not be the important that Xavi needs of him. It went out again replaced, in this opportunity by Joao Félix, and besides saw him exhausted in some moments in which the team needed to recover the balloon the sooner possible.

Ferran Torres- Irregular

The Shark of the Barça could not keep his big moment with the goal in spite of some very interesting actions during the party. It finished and it happened very well when it could do it, but as almost all the team his second time remained very far of the first and finished playing all the minutes without being really important for the team in these minutes in which the Athletic seemed to bend the field to his favour.

Héctor Fort - Committed

The canterano of 17 years returned to play with the first team in front of the injury of Balde and in spite of doing it out of his natural position himself that showed that Xavi has to follow having he, even for the next season. It ran all what could and in defence no saw him especially suffered if we take into account that it was playing of the side in which practically never has situated during his short career.

Joao Félix - Insufficient

Very little of the Portuguese in the party. Xavi tried to retort what sucedió in front of the Betis the past Sunday and finally all remained in the at all same. Andl luso did not influence in the game, without marking some difference with the toneless second time that came doing Lewandowski and Ferran.

Pau Cubarsí - Correct

The chevrons for another of the canteranos culés keeps growing after ingresar to give rest to Christensen and fulfilled, inside the context of an almost broken party, to the not leaving errors too evident or situations in which it could have done something different.

Sergi Roberto - Desacertado

The assessment to the captain of the Barça the truth would have to happen more by Xavi that by him. The míster bet by his deployment in a moment in which it needed more talent on the field and finished desluciendo to the not being the type of party in which it could help to the team, especially in the middle of an extention.

Marc Guiu - Insistent

The goleador of the Masia was the elected to replace to Lewandowski and left his attempts with some finish blocked in the party. The Barça did not allow him receive the balloon with space and finished suffering with some central of the Athletic that were very well in the final moments of the duel.

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