Barça 1×1: unstoppable with Messi and Vidal's claw

Ter Stegen: The German goalkeeper had two great interventions to two shots of Take Kubo. He sinned excessively at the time of making sight, since two balls grazed the post. Mallorca went from more to less in attack and in the end ended the goal at zero.

Sergi Roberto: Leo Messi got tired of supplying him with balls on the right wing, but the youth squad was not entirely fine when it came to executing the centers. In any case, his incursions as a laneman were always very dangerous. He lacked a little more precision to successfully complete his actions.

Pique: The Catalan central defender started the game somewhat coldly, but gradually intoned. Powerful in the aerial game and in anticipation, he got along quite well with his new dance partner, the branch's central defender, Araujo.

Araujo: His debut on the Setien slate couldn't have been better. Serious and solvent in his actions, he did not make any major mistake, he knew how to assert himself among the Mallorca attackers and he was always very confident in his actions. It is true that the game was not very demanding for him, but he showed he had plenty of tables to continue with the first team. He was close to scoring a goal, but the ball ended up on the post.

Sunrise: Great left-back game, which started with more than one problem to stop the incursions by his Kubo gang, but once the Japanese began to lose steam, the defender lavished much more on attack, reaching the end to score a goal, after leaving the offside by millimeters. He cleverly forced the yellow to miss the game against Leganés.

Sergio Busquets: Correct party, but without stridencies of the international. He knew how to control his area of ​​influence without much trouble, always taking the ball lucidly and neatly. Setién replaced him in the last twenty minutes, thinking about the next matches.

Vidal: The Chilean left with one more march than the rest of the players on the field. In the first ball that was put within reach, he entered as an exhalation into the area, to end up scoring with a header after a precise cross from Alba. At momentum, desire and claw nobody wins, although sometimes his head goes away and he ends up seeing a card for his eagerness to recover balls. It no longer came out in the second part. Setién considered that he had already fully accomplished his work.

De Jong: The Dutchman completed a remarkable match, with key contributions in the game. In fact, a recovery of his, stealing Take Kubo's wallet, led to Barcelona's first goal. His game sometimes gives symptoms of certain ups and downs, but his presence in the midfield is always essential to balance the team. He was substituted in the last minutes.

Messi: Spectacular in every way. Generous in assists, he distributed two to his teammates, Braithwaite and Alba, and lethal when it came to seeing goal, scoring a goal with the right, after a play on the counterattack by Luis Suárez. His presence on the field eclipsed both the rival and his teammates. When Leo has the ball, soccer makes sense.

Griezmann: The Frenchman positioned himself as a center forward, but without having much prominence on the field. He participated tangentially in the second goal of Barcelona, ​​since it bothered a little so that Messi could assist Braithwaite with a header. Defensively, it is still an important piece, but it still lacks attack automatisms. Still in no man's land.

Braithwaite: He played off the hook on the left wing and started with little participation and with a very minor role in attack. But the goal he scored, after an assist from Messi, helped him grow and take a step forward in attack. In fact, he was close to making a double, after another great pass from Messi, but in the end the ball went out by millimeters. He has already done much more than Boateng last season. At least, the Danish has not come to lay hands only but wants to add things for the team. Smells like Larsson.


Rakitic: It came out after the break for Arturo Vidal. He was always attentive to provide coverage and help to the core. He played his 300th game with Barcelona.

Luis Suárez: The Charrúa returned after five months off the pitch. In the time he was on the field he was very close to scoring. He is eager and ambitious. You rub your hands thinking about what's to come.

Semedo: After overcoming his punishment, with redemption included, the Portuguese defender returned to the field.

Arthur: He provided possession of the ball and Barça won even more in the control game.

Junior: He played the last minutes.