The World Cup continues to motor on today was an exciting day as a Barcelona man. Unlike previous days, almost all of the Barcelona players in action today played in one game and for one team.
Spain were in action against Costa Rica today and with as many as eight Barcelona players being called up by Luis Enrique, it was definitely going to be fun to keep tabs on their game tonight.
The first kick-off in the day was Croatia vs Morocco, a game that ended 0-0. It was more of a point lost for Croatia and the North African country will be happy with gaining a point from this game.
Next, we had another upset in this World Cup following Argentina’s loss to Saudi Arabia yesterday. In a game that pretty much followed the exact same script, Japan emerged 2-1 winners against mighty Germany.
The third game of the day was by far the most exciting one as a Barça fan, though with Spain taking on Costa Rica. La Roja absolutely decimated the American outfit, finishing 7-0 winners.
With a number of Spain players on display today, we at Barça Universal take a look at how they fared in their respective encounters.
1. Abde Ezzalzouli (Morocco vs Croatia)
Abde is a Barça player but he is out on loan at Osasuna for the season. The talented young winger got around 25 minutes to try and make a difference for Morocco and was understandably nervous playing on the biggest stage.
2. Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Germany vs Japan)
It was nothing new for ter Stegen on the German stage. Despite being the best goalie in the world this season, he still has to warm the benches and would have been watching in agony as his side lost 1-2 to Japan.
3. Jordi Alba (Spain vs Costa Rica)
Vintage Alba was on display against Costa Rica. The Barcelona left-back was simply sensational with his runs and link-up play and got rewarded with a great assist for Marco Asensio’s goal.
Alba was heavily involved in Spain’s opener as well which Olmo converted and also won the penalty that Ferran slotted home with ease. He was…
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Author : Pranav Kannan
Publish date : 2022-11-23 22:41:35
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