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Mallorca 2-2 Barcelona: Player ratings



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Barcelona travelled to Mallorca to play their second midweek game in as many weeks, to consolidate their position atop the table in La Liga after having claimed it this week.

With a couple of regulars rested and Frenkie de Jong out injured, Xavi fielded a different lineup, but the Catalans had a torrid night on a damp pitch as they dropped points in a 2-2 draw after conceding two terrible goals.

A convincing result was much needed after the adrenaline rush against Celta Vigo on Saturday, but it was not to be as Barcelona could not string together attacks with the efficiency they did in the past two weeks until it was too late.

Here are the player ratings from a strange and disappointing trip to Son Moix.

Marc Andre ter Stegen: 2/10

The German looked like a completely different player tonight, with no shades of the in-form shot-stopper we have seen over the last season and a bit.

Howler. (Photo by JAIME REINA/AFP via Getty Images)

A shocking pass from him led to Mallorca’s opening goal, while a long ball that seemingly looked like a routine task for the defenders, turned into the hosts’ second after he charged out needlessly to meet it.

Joao Cancelo: 5.5/10

A strange outing from the Portuguese right-back, who did not get things clicking as well as he has in the past few games and did not win duels with his usual efficiency.

Ronald Araujo: 6/10

Was forced to cover for his defensive partner and was dragged out of position more than he usually would be.

Made some important challenges but ultimately could do nothing about Mallorca’s two goals.

Inigo Martinez: 3/10

His first start for Barcelona was quite the horror show, as he gave the ball away cheaply on a number of occasions and was unable to hold his ground effectively.

Alejandro Balde: 5/10

Tried to get things going down the left flank but was kept fairly quiet all game by a combination of Antonio Sanchez and Giovanni Gonzalez.

Gavi: 8/10

The brightest spark in the Barcelona lineup on the evening. Gavi was superb on the ball, taking on and beating swarms of Mallorca players, driving through lines with the ball and running relentlessly as usual.

Ilkay Gundogan: 5/10

Had some good moments but was unable to impose himself on the game and dictate the tempo the way we know he can.

Oriol Romeu: 7/10

Very strong in his challenges, tracked back exceptionally well, and did not make too many errors in the middle of the park.

Raphinha: 7/10

Scored the scorching equaliser to level the scoreline and was generally pretty involved in Barcelona’s attacks. Provided good width and also made some important recoveries.

Bright point. (Photo by JAIME REINA/AFP via Getty Images)

Ferran Torres: 6/10

The Spaniard had a few good moments and also had a chance to get on the scoresheet, but could not make a proper impact.

Joao Felix: 5.5/10

Another in-form player who could not make much of an impact on this occasion. Hit the post with a fierce effort in the second half, but could not conjure up much else.


Robert Lewandowski: 6.5/10

Added a layer of threat in the Mallorca box after coming on for Ferran Torres and a clever dummy ensured Fermin could finish off the move to level the scoreline.

Lamine Yamal: 7/10

A terrific cameo from the teenager saw him bring a ton of attacking threat to the fore, as he almost earned a penalty and started the move leading to Barcelona’s equaliser.

Fermin Lopez: 7/10

Another bright appearance from the 20-year-old saw him grab his first official goal for Barcelona as he slotted home the all-important equaliser and linked up well with Yamal.

Off the mark. (Photo by JAIME REINA/AFP via Getty Images)

Jules Kounde: 6/10

Shored up the backline after replacing Inigo for the last 12 minutes.

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