Ousmane Dembélé scored twice and was Barça’s best player in the draw against the Italian team (2-2)
Lewandowski didn’t connect too much with his teammates, but he had two good chances to make his debut for Barca’s elastic in a game in which Xavi gave chances to almost everyone called up.
The FCBarcelona has been unable to beat Juventus in their least complete game of the US tour (2-2). Ousmane Dembele he scored a brace and was the best culé player in the draw against the Italian team. Robert Lewandowski He didn’t communicate too much with his teammates, but he had two good chances to debut in the Barca shirt.
Andreas Christensen again convinced and Frank Kessie confirmed that Barca lacked a profile like his in midfield. Sergio Busquets He was the best in a midfield in which Kessie and Nico passed more and less.
In the second half, Xavi took the opportunity to give chances to all the outfield players called for the round except Pedri there Ronald AraujoWhat were sent off before the friendly match due to rest. Particularly noteworthy was the performance of a Raphinha that in just half an hour he reminded himself again that he wants to be important at Camp Nou.
Ter Stegen, goalkeeper
Juventus had plenty of ball possession and plenty of inspiration from Di María and failed to keep a clean sheet. Until today, he hadn’t conceded a goal during the United States tour. He saved a shot from ‘Fideo’ well before the quarter-hour mark and was mostly good in crosses from the side, but he couldn’t do anything on Kean’s opening goal.
Sergi Roberto, defender
He didn’t go too much in attack and, in defense, he didn’t convey excessive calm. The ‘vecchia Signora’ sought him out and concentrated the attack on his band.
Andreas Christensen, defender
Another convincing performance from the Dane. The former Chelsea player continues to remove the doubts that accompanied him when he arrived at Barcelona. Skilled in getting the ball out, attentive to anticipation and solid in duels, he once again got along well with Eric Garcia and detected the moments when a foul was necessary to thwart certain attacks from the “bianconeri”.
Eric Garcia, defense
He fulfilled his mission. Without fanfare, he dedicated himself to defending solidly and starting games from behind. He could have done a little more in the opposition goal, but in general he contained the attackers of the Italian team well.
Jordi Alba, defender
Less participatory than usual. He holds the left side, but it seems that this season Barça’s attacking strategy will not depend so much on his contribution. Plurality is always good business in football.
Sergio Busquets, midfielder
When the team presses fiercely and effectively, the captain smiles. That of Badia started the match with two spectacular comebacks and gave meaning to all the actions that passed through his boots. Fundamental piece for Xavi’s scheme.
Nico González, midfielder
After three consecutive games as a pivot, he returned to the interior demarcation. He was good under pressure. He felt comfortable in a more forward position and without as many defensive commitments, although he suffered when Juventus came forward. He walked quite a bit in the Szczesny region.
Barça missed a profile like his in midfield. The Ivorian covered a lot of territory and was a constant threat to Juventus’ defence. He “attacked” the spaces with determination and generated, with his movements, several dangerous opportunities.
He started for the first time this pre-season. He tried to make a difference and make an argument in the fight for the position with Raphinha. And he couldn’t do it with more force. It didn’t start well, but it got better little by little. He didn’t play in a spectacular performance, but he scored two good goals after two individual plays. In the second, he was lucky.
Robert Lewandowski, striker
He continues to adapt to the “Xavi universe”. He tried to make his debut with the elasticity of Barça with a shot from outside the box and a fine header. His mere presence is intimidating, even if he hasn’t communicated too much with his teammates.
Good start, the Gabonese. Despite everything, he showed that he needed very little to “wet” in an action where, after a recovery in the opposing field, he fired a powerful shot which grazed the post.
Sergiño Dest, defender
He entered earlier than expected due to Sergi Roberto’s injury. Dembélé’s first goal game has begun. He could do more in Juventus’ second goal.
Inaki Pena, goalkeeper
He still had 45 minutes to continue building his confidence under the sticks. He couldn’t avoid Kean’s goal after a good game from Juventus in which Barca’s defense wasn’t very strong, but he made some interesting saves. Neto’s departure is gradually approaching and, barring any surprises, he will be the team’s second goalkeeper in the 2022/23 season.
Frenkie de Jong, centrocampiste
He was again a substitute. He came back to play the second half. And he did it again as a central. Xavi Hernández’s message couldn’t be clearer. Until his future is resolved, the Dutchman won’t have a place in midfield. In the center of defense he was not bad, although he was not adamant in the dismissal before Kean’s second goal.
Miralem Pjanic, midfielder
Disconnected, but not from the game but rumors about his future. The Bosnian played defensive midfielder and was really good. Its best version was intuitive. He made the movement of the ball more fluid, helped to cross the lines and assumed the scratches. He dared with a free kick to the front that went slightly wide.
There are no friendlies for Los Palacios and Villafranca. He gives everything regardless of the rival and the circumstances. With him, Barça played a more direct game. He had a great opportunity to certify the culé’s victory in the 86th minute.
He has a goblin. And a gold left-hander. He was not marked for the first time, but he showed again in half an hour that he was a differential player. He planted a free kick against the post and brought verticality to the team. A special footballer.
Ansu Fati, striker
He doesn’t think twice when he has the chance to score a goal. The crossed header prevented his goal on play immediately after Raphinha’s foul.
Gerard Pique, defender
It was little requested. He did his job without pressure or problem. It was released before the Las Vegas classic, and little by little it is gaining strength.
Alejandro Balde, defender
He didn’t increase much despite Barca being superior to Juventus when on the ‘green’. In defense, he delivered.
Memphis Depay, striker
His attitude is truly commendable. Nothing can be blamed. He always does his best. Insistence, in this case, had no reward. Even though he was close to doing so in the final stretch of the match.
Pablo Torre, midfielder
He took advantage of the quarter of an hour of play that Xavi granted him to continue to offer details on his enormous potential. He made an extraordinary pass to Gavi. Very active in association games.
Alex Collado, midfielder
A lot has been seen in a very short time. And it’s always positive. He was warned just after entering the field of play.
Marc Casado, midfielder
More opportunities on the right side for the youth team. Xavi trusts him.
Abde Ezzalzouli, delantero
It was difficult for him to get into the game, but when he did, things happened. The Moroccan winger is one of those footballers who are enemies of indifference.