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FC Barcelona Grades: Jordi Alba, Dani Alves, Martin Montoya, Adriano Correia

We continue to review the players' performance in the 13-14 season. Today, the fullbacks.

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Jordi Alba

A down year for Jordi Alba. He struggled with injuries for much of the season, and when he did play, he was pretty unspectacular. The injuries probably messed with his rhythm. We shall see how he does in this new season

Grade: C

Dani Alves

A pretty good year from Alves, but far from his vintage self. Like Pique, he's pretty controversial in terms of how fans value him. He can leave a defense exposed now, something he used to be able to cover while still attacking. His crossing was almost comically bad. Yet, he was decisive in key moments, notably against Manchester City in the Champions League. His epic response to racism, eating a banana thrown at him before providing assists to secure a comeback victory, was vintage Alves. Still, hard to shake the belief that he is in decline.

Grade: B-

Martin Montoya

Expectations were pretty high on the youngster, but unfortunately, his stock dropped as he was exposed this season. Still, this could be thought of as growing pains. When he was having a good game, he seemed destined to be a starter. But at other times he looked off, sloppy even. This new season could be make-or-break: he could establish himself as a key member of the squad or become a fringe figure.

Grade: C

Adriano Correia

Despite his reputation for injuries, Adriano actually played the second-most games out of all fullbacks, after Alves. Adriano was basically Adriano yet again last season. He is good going forward and has a spectacular ability to score with either foot. He doesn't bring much defensive solidity, and lacks that next-level reading of the game many Barca players have. He's a good jack of all trades and pretty much did as expected.

Grade: C+

Patric Gabarron

Patric made a single appearance, as a substitute, in a loss.

Grade: No Grade

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