The two most inform sides locked horns tonight at the Camp Nou as Barcelona hosted Real Sociedad in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. It was an excellent game as one would have expected, but extremely one-sided to La Real’s dismay.
Barcelona went all-guns blazing as soon as the ball got rolling, with Ousmane Dembele and Robert Lewandowski spearheading continous attacks. Sociedad were lucky to return to the dressing room unscathed, but their luck did not last long.
Dembele struck early in the second half, courtesy of an assist from Jules Kounde. Barça were able to maintain their tempo till the 90th minute, and came out victors with another win and clean sheet. Onwards to the semis, now.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen: 7.5
Screened by the likes of Kounde, Araujo, Christensen, and Balde, ter Stegen did not have to make a single save today until the 87th minute when his own poor pass reached Carlos Fernandez. He did make an excellent save immediately afterwards to recover, though. Also came in clutch in injury time to parry away Sociedad.
Jules Kounde: 9
Kounde started at right-back, and did pretty much everything one can expect from a football player.
Flawless. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Continually played wonderful passes into the final third, combined brilliantly with Ousmane Dembele, and almost scored a sensational goal. Also got the assist for the only goal of the game. Rolls royce footballer.
Ronald Araujo: 7.5
Solid as usual at the back, commanding the defence. Did well to intercept attacks early on, but more importantly, was much more diverse with his passing.
Andreas Christensen: 7.5
Christensen came back from injury to put in yet another tremendous shift in central defence. An absolute sniper from the back, starting multiple attacks with his long passing, while maintaing yet another clean sheet.
Alejandro Balde: 7.5
Balde was tasked with providing width from the left tonight and did ever so well. Played the game at a very high intensity and…
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Author : Udhav Arora
Publish date : 2023-01-25 21:56:14
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