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La Liga: FC Barcelona 6-0 Getafe CF: Player Ratings

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A detailed, player-by-player breakdown of Barcelona's commanding win against Getafe.

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Claudio Bravo
8.0
Minutes played: 90
Touches: 29
Passes: 20
Pass Accuracy: 95%
Shots Faced: 3
Saves Made: 3
Clearances: 1

Bostjan says: 8.0

Considering how little Getafe actually got across the halfway line Bravo was actually quite busy. He had to make a few good saves, none better than the one early in the game when he was beaten by a chip shot, but recovered in time to clear the ball away before it crossed the line. There was another time when a shot got past him, in the second half, but that time he was saved by the post. Throughout the game Bravo was calming presence at the back and helped start attacking plays with a good passing day.

Dani Alves
7.6
Minutes played: 67
Touches: 87
Passes: 78
Pass Accuracy: 95%
Key Passes: 2
Turnovers: 2
Tackles: 2
Shots/Shots on Target: 2/1
Clearances: 1
Fouls: 3
Interceptions: 0

Bostjan says: 7.5

Not one of Alves’ best games of the season, but against Getafe it was more than enough. He started of brightly, taking two shots in the early minutes, but neither found the back of the net. But as the game went on Alves started to lose steam, making a couple poor defensive plays that could’ve cost Barcelona. Was subbed off quickly thereafter to get some much needed rest before the final stretch.

Marc Bartra
7.8
Minutes played: 90
Touches: 85
Passes: 72
Pass Accuracy: 97%
Tackles: 4
Interceptions: 2
Clearances: 1
Fouls: 0

Bostjan says: 8.0

Another excellent performance by Barcelona’s youngest half-back. While he did initially lose Fredy Hinestroza for the early chance, Bartra went on to have a whale of a game which he almost capped off with a goal, but his header ended up being saved. Out of the several defensive plays he made, the best of the bunch came midway through the second half when he did very well to get in the way of Fredy’s shot, redirecting it just enough for it not to cross the line.

Jeremy Mathieu
7.4
Minutes played: 90
Touches: 90
Passes: 76
Pass Accuracy: 90%
Tackles: 3
Interceptions: 4
Clearances: 3
Aerial Duels Won: 1
Fouls: 1

Bostjan says: 7.0

After a couple of games in which he didn’t start, Mathieu was back in the starting eleven, but some rust was evident. At times he strayed out of position, something a team of a better quality would’ve made Barcelona pay dearly for. He also lost the ball on a couple of plays where he really shouldn’t have had. But it wasn’t all bad as he also made numerous very important interventions that helped Barcelona keep another clean sheet.

Adriano Correia
7.1
Minutes played: 90
Touches: 110
Passes: 97
Pass Accuracy: 92%
Shots/Shots on Target: 1/0
Tackles: 3
Interceptions: 3
Clearances: 1
Key Passes: 0
Fouls: 2

Bostjan says: 7.5

This was probably Adriano’s best game of the season. While he didn’t necessary focus a whole lot on offense, though he did fire a relatively poor shot off target, he always did very to keep the ball moving, making more passes than any player on the pitch. Adriano also made several good looking defensive plays, highlighted by a play at the stroke of halftime when he showed his speed to track back and easily steal the ball away from Babá.

Sergio Busquets
7.6
Minutes played: 45
Touches: 53
Passes: 51
Pass Accuracy: 94%
Tackles: 1
Interceptions: 0
Shots/Shots on Target: 1/0
Clearances: 0
Aerial Duels Won: 2
Turnovers: 0
Key passes: 0
Sam says: 7.5

Getafe didn’t really offer a lot going forward so it was a relatively quiet night for Busquets in terms of defending. But this did allow him to be more of an attacking influence and help give the ball to Xavi or Rafinha who then created the chances. Passing as usual was very good with a success rate of 94% and 51 passes made.

Xavi
9.0
Minutes played: 58
Touches: 71
Passes: 61
Pass Accuracy: 97%
Shots/Shots on Target: 1/1
Turnovers: 1
Key Passes: 4
Successful Dribbles: 2
Tackles: 1

Sam says: 9.0

A performance that would have you believe Xavi is 25 not 35. He was at his absolute best, dictating play from midfield, finding players with eye of the needle passes and even getting on the scoresheet with a beautifully placed finish. Collecting the ball from Neymar on the edge of the area, he wrapped his foot around it and it left the keeper with no chance. Next he turned provider as his clever flick on the edge of the area found Suárez, who in turn found the net. Great performance and a 96.7% pass accuracy on top.

Rafinha
7.2
Minutes played: 90
Touches: 82
Passes: 62
Pass Accuracy: 95%
Shots/Shots on Target: 2/0
Fouls Won: 1
Turnovers: 2
Successful Dribbles: 5
Key Passes: 0
Tackles: 5

Sam says: 8.5

Despite not getting on the scoresheet himself, Rafinha proved an attacking threat throughout. He managed to get two shots away, both off target, but his passing helped open up Getafe and find the front three. He also completed five dribbles which dragged defenders away and created spaces for others to work in.

Luis Suarez
9.4
Minutes played: 90
Touches: 54
Passes: 35
Pass Accuracy: 66%
Shots/Shots on Target: 5/4
Turnovers: 2
Successful Dribbles: 0
Key Passes: 3
Fouls Won: 1
Clearances: 2

Ahmed says: 10.0

One of many stars of the show. What a performance. Scored two magnificent goals, the first was an unbelievable volley and the second a stunning curler from outside the box. Suarez also earned the penalty for the opener and assisted Neymar for his goal. The Uruguayan missed a decent chance midway through the second-half. Was everywhere and will be giving Getafe defenders nightmares for nights to come.

Lionel Messi
9.5
Minutes played: 90
Touches: 87
Passes: 70
Pass Accuracy: 87%
Shots/Shots on Target: 5/4
Fouls Won: 4
Successful Dribbles: 5
Key Passes: 6
Turnovers: 4
Fouls: 1

Ahmed says: 10.0

Another star. Opened the scoring with a Panenka penalty and his second was an outstanding curler from the right side. Messi set up Suarez for the genius volley and was immaculate both in attack and defence. Had a few chances to score late in the second-half but was thwarted by Guaita every time.


Neymar
8.8
Minutes played: 90
Touches: 103
Passes: 81
Pass Accuracy: 78%
Shots/Shots on Target: 2/1
Tackles: 1
Key Passes: 2
Successful Dribbles: 6
Turnovers: 7

Ahmed says: 9.5

Looked sharp on the left-wing all evening and consistently got the better of the opposition. Brilliant dribble and finish for his goal and completed six dribbles – more than any other player on the pitch. Neymar also set up Xavi’s goal. MSN have now motored past 100 goals for the season.

Sergi Roberto
7.2
Minutes played: 45
Touches: 34
Passes: 31
Pass Accuracy: 97%
Key Passes: 1

Arron says: 7.0

Sergi Roberto's recent transition to 'back-up pivote' continued on Tuesday, as the Catalan midfielder replaced Sergio Busquets at half-time with the three points already in the bag. As such, there wasn't much we could draw from Roberto's performance; he was supremely accurate with his passing, stepped in defensively to make a difference where he could -- all against an opposition that had quite understandably given up. Maybe a start against Cordoba would help us decide whether he still has a future at the club.

Pedro
6.4
Minutes played: 32
Touches: 23
Passes: 22
Pass Accuracy: 91%
Shots/Shots on Target: 0/0

Arron says: 6.5

Six goals scored on the night, and not a single one of them by Pedro -- that pretty much summarises his season for the Blaugrana, at least since the introduction of Luis Suarez in October. While Pedro is waiting for his first goal since early February, it's perhaps the nature of his performances that worry me the most as he constantly operates on the periphery of the game, rarely even getting close to a sight of goal. Maybe I'm being harsh though, it's not like we needed him to step up and deliver, is it?

Martin Montoya
6.4
Minutes played: 23
Touches: 14
Passes: 13
Pass Accuracy: 92%
Tackles: 1

Arron says: 6.0

The Catalan full-back was probably introduced to give Dani Alves a rousing ovation on the same day that he moved a step closer to extending his stay in Catalunya; and if anything, Montoya gave the crowd all the more reason to applaud Alves for this reported decision. I know the game was over, but Montoya struggled on the right-flank, giving away a couple of fouls against a sub-standard opposition in his brief time on the field. Let's hope we see better next time.

The Team 9.2
Passes: 781
Pass Accuracy: 90%
Shots/Shots on Target: 21/12
Tackles: 22
Aerial Battles Won: 46%
Fouls Won/Committed: 5/11

Arron says: 10.0

An easy decision; this was arguably Barcelona's most emphatic performance of the Luis Enrique era, although in terms of the difficulty of the win, I'd still rank this behind our 3-1 victory over Atletico Madrid in January. Whatever, it was easily a perfect 10/10, if only for the dominance displayed by our superstar offensive unit.

Luis Enrique
8.8

Arron says: 10.0

Well, some of us thought that he would rest one of the fabled MSN trident, but he didn't and was richly rewarded with a superlative display from each member of the trio. Everything else went according to plan as well; on current form, Enrique might just be the man with the Midas touch.

MOTM - Messi
50%

Bostjan says: Suarez

There were many candidates for the Man of the Match award but two separated themselves from the pack. One was the eventual winner, Messi, who picked up exactly half of the votes. The second was Suarez with 34%. Rounding out the top three was the evergreen Xavi with 13% of the votes.