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La Liga: FC Barcelona 2-2 Getafe FC: Player Ratings

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A detailed, player-by-player breakdown of Barcelona's La Liga draw with Getafe.

David Ramos

Jose Manuel Pinto
5.7
Minutes played: 90
Touches: 21
Passes: 9
Pass Accuracy: 100%
Shots Faced: 5
Saves Made: 3

Bostjan says: 6.5

Once again Pinto was unable to keep a clean sheet and this time it hurt Barcelona. That being said Pinto again wasn't at fault for any of the goals he allowed. The first was a perfectly placed shot after a defensive breakdown and the second was a great header after, you guessed it, a defensive breakdown. Pinto was shaky on high balls all game long, but that wasn't what cost Barcelona the points. In fact with the brilliant save he made on Sarabia's cannon of a shot in 80th minute he maybe even saved Barcelona the point.

Dani Alves
4.7
Minutes played: 90
Touches: 141
Passes: 93
Pass Accuracy: 89%
Key Passes: 1
Shots/Shots on Target: 1/0
Tackles: 3
Aerial Duels Won: 3
Clearances: 2
Fouls: 2
Interceptions: 2

Bostjan says: 6.0

I really don't know anymore what to say about Alves. Sometimes he's brilliant in all aspects of the game, sometimes he's bad in all. This time he was very active in attack and even picked up an assist on Messi's opener and caused problems to Getafe's defense throughout the match. The only knock on his attacking game, apart from the usual poor crossing, was the sitter he missed midway through the second half. But defensively he was a mess, neglecting his defensive duties on several occasions, including on the game-tying goal in added time when his poor positioning led to Barcelona being overrun in the penalty box. He also picked up an unnecessary yellow card for a silly foul.

Marc Bartra
6.6
Minutes played: 90
Touches: 90
Passes: 78
Pass Accuracy: 88%
Tackles: 1
Interceptions: 5
Clearances: 1
Aerial Duels Won: 3

Bostjan says: 7.0

Bartra was once again the strongest of all Barcelona players in defense. He was strong positionally all game long and as long as Adrian Colunga was in the match he was basically a non-factor because of Bartra's excellent marking on the striker. As long as the game was tied at one Bartra even tried to be a spark in attack, making a few runs forward, but he was unable to make an impact.

Javier Mascherano
5.8
Minutes played: 66
Touches: 74
Passes: 66
Pass Accuracy: 97%
Tackles: 2
Interceptions: 3
Clearances: 0
Aerial Duels Won: 1
Fouls: 1

Bostjan says: 6.5

An uncharacteristically poor performance from the Argentine from strayed out of positioning on more than a few occasions. He made up for some of his mistakes with good recoveries, including bringing the player down if need be, something he did in the first half to stop a quick counter which led to him pick up a yellow card. Mascherano was subbed off the second half in order to make the team more attacking which worked, at first, but ultimately bore no fruit.

Adriano Correia
5.0
Minutes played: 90
Touches: 95
Passes: 87
Pass Accuracy: 87%
Shots/Shots on Target: 3/1
Tackles: 3
Interceptions: 3
Clearances: 1
Fouls: 6
Key passes: 1

Bostjan says: 5.5

Another disappointing performance from the usually very active left-back, but once again Adriano offered little. He started the game brightly by being involved in attack, but as the game went on his influence decreased as he was very wasteful when going forward. Defensively the Brazilian didn't necessarily have a bad game, but he made several poor choices, gifting the opponents a handful of free kicks in dangerous positions.

Sergio Busquets
6.4
Minutes played: 90
Touches: 111
Passes: 103
Pass Accuracy: 93%
Tackles: 3
Interceptions: 1
Shots/Shots on Target: 0/0
Fouls: 1
Aerial Duels Won: 1
Turnovers: 1
Key passes: 1

Sam says: 6.5

During the open stages, Busquets played his typical game. Controlling the game from his deep position and sniffing out any potential Getafe attacks. But then Busquets landed awkwardly on his knee which made him shrink back a bit and remain on the hallway line, not really wanting to push forward all too often. Busquets only dropped deeper when Martino substituted Mascherano for Fàbregas. An okay game but not one Busquets will look back on fondly.

Andres Iniesta
6.4
Minutes played: 90
Touches: 75
Passes: 54
Pass Accuracy: 89%
Shots/Shots on Target: 3/1
Turnovers: 3
Key Passes: 1
Successful Dribbles: 9
Tackles: 1

Sam says: 7.5

Another good performance from Iniesta, even if that didn’t reflect the whole team’s performance. Drifting around all areas of the pitch and not being afraid to take players on. His great ball control helped him to work his way into the box on a couple of occasions and if he was a little more clinical he could’ve got on the scoresheet himself. Another performance which shows he has been Barcelona’s best player in the second phase of the season.

Xavi
6.1
Minutes played: 8762
Touches: 119
Passes: 106
Pass Accuracy: 92%
Shots/Shots on Target: 0/0
Fouls Won: 1
Interceptions: 1
Turnovers: 0
Key Passes: 2
Fouls: 0

Sam says: 6.5

A quiet game for Xavi, especially after Cesc Fàbregas was introduced. He was crucial in Barcelona retaining the ball around the hallway line but never really built on that and when Fàbregas came on he dropped even deeper. In terms of statistics, his passing was typically good but he needed a few more eye-of-the-needle passes to help Barça to the win.

Alexis Sanchez
6.3
Minutes played: 90
Touches: 64
Passes: 42
Pass Accuracy: 83%
Shots/Shots on Target: 3/2
Turnovers: 5
Successful Dribbles: 3
Key Passes: 3
Interceptions: 1
Fouls: 2

Inder says: 7.5

Alexis scored what really should have been the winner. Like Pedro, his finishing of chances can also improve but he has done extremely well at the Camp Nou this season. With 18 goals in the league, this has been his best season in terms of goals scored in his professional career.

Lionel Messi
6.9
Minutes played: 90
Touches: 62
Passes: 36
Pass Accuracy: 83%
Shots/Shots on Target: 5/2
Fouls Won: 0
Successful Dribbles: 8
Key Passes: 4
Turnovers: 2

Inder says: 8.5

Involved, dribbling, incisive passing and a goal. Lionel Messi is carrying this team in terms of goals scored in what many are calling his worst season. Messi dribbling at Getafe's defense  and good movement in general from the wingers, helped create chances for Leo (a couple via free kicks in which he tested the opponents keeper).

Pedro 5.6
Minutes played: 89
Touches: 70
Passes: 60
Pass Accuracy: 81%
Shots/Shots on Target: 5/2
Tackles: 2
Key Passes: 2
Successful Dribbles: 1
Turnovers: 4

Inder says: 6.5

Couldn't convert again and seems to be making a habit of it. The #7 needs to get more involved in games. Pedro, in form, can be a fantastic finisher but he just can't keep the consistency anymore. However his defensive efforts were still right up there and he did make a few crucial blocks late in the game.

Cesc Fabregas
7.1
Minutes played: 26
Touches: 40
Passes: 33
Pass Accuracy: 91%
Shots/Shots on Target: 1/0
Key Passes: 1

Bostjan says: 6.5

Like against Villarreal Cesc proved to be the spark plug that Barcelona needed to score a goal. He was on the pitch for roughly a minute when he was a key player in the build up that led to Alexis' goal that put Barcelona in the lead. He had a great chance later on in the game that should've sealed the game for the Catalan side, but he whiffed badly on his attempt.

Alex Song
5.4
Minutes played: 3
Touches: 6
Passes: 6
Pass Accuracy: 83%
Aerial duels won: 0
Tackles: 0

Bostjan says: N/A

Song didn't spend much time on the pitch after he replaced Xavi in order to bring some defensive stability to the team, but once again the opposing team scored while Song was playing. I'm not necessarily blaming him for the goal, but shouldn't the defensive midfielder be back, right in line with the two center-halves in the 2nd minute of added time in a 2-1 game?

Cristian Tello
5.8
Minutes played: 1
Touches: 0
Passes: 0
Pass Accuracy: 0%

Bostjan says: N/A

Tello was brought on in the dying minutes of the game to waste some time, but ultimately didn't waste enough of it... He wasn't on the pitch long enough to make an impact, but if his sideline spat with Tata Martino is true then I can only say shame on you, Tello.

The Team 5.2
Passes: 766
Pass Accuracy: 90%
Shots/Shots on Target: 21/8
Tackles: 16
Aerial Battles Won: 52%
Fouls Won/Committed: 6/13

Bostjan says: 7.0
In all fairness Barcelona played a good game until the final stages of both halves. That's when the Catalans started slacking off defensively and allowed several good chances, two of which were converted. It cost Barcelona two points but in the end it didn't cost them their title hopes.
Gerardo Martino 5.1

Bostjan says: 7.0

In my opinion Tata made very few mistakes in this game. His starting XI should've easily overpowered Getafe, and the substitution to bring on Cesc for a defender was on the money. And as soon as the lead was secured Martino pulled Busquets into the back line, again a correct call considering the lack of center-backs. Though I would love to know what his instructions in the end were as a defensive breakdown in the last minute shouldn't happen

MOTM - Lionel Messi
42%

Bostjan says: Messi

There were a couple of players that impressed against Getafe, but it was Messi who made the greatest impression. He was a constant threat to score, making runs from the left, right and through the middle and was unlucky to finish the game with only the one goal to his name.