Notes and points of Barcelona against Real Sociedad in the Copa del Rey, MVP Dembélé and two failures

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The FC Barcelona He has achieved a hard-fought victory against Real Sociedad that allows him to get the ticket to the Copa del Rey semifinals. A lonely goal from Ousmane Dembelewho was undoubtedly the best player of the match, was enough for the Blaugrana team, who accumulated chances without aim against a team, the San Sebastian, who also had theirs.

In ElDesmarque We note and evaluate, individually, the performance of the Barcelona players in the tie against Real Sociedad.

Ter Stegen (7): He had no work until the last few minutes, but what a job. Real’s first shot on goal, by Robert Navarro, came after a gift from him to the incomprehensible rival, but he put in a great hand. Then, at 93′, he made a great intervention on Olasagasti to avoid the tie.

Koundé (8): Cheering up in attack in the first half, somewhat more timid in the second, serious in defence, imposing from above and assisting Dembélé at 1-0.

Araujo (7): good at junctions and at speed and also high.

Christensen (8): another game of notable high from the Dane, who is performing at a high level. Very serious in the cuts, well above and also outstanding with the ball at his feet.

Bucket (4): Probably the weakest in Barcelona. Imprecise with the ball both in attack and in defence, he lost the ball that ended up on Kubo’s crossbar, causing Busquets to receive a yellow card… Substituted at 78 ‘by Raphinha.

Busquets (7): great first half of the midfielder, both in stealing with filtering vertical passes and ‘provoking’ the direct red card from Brais Méndes. In the second he shone less and saw a necessary yellow card after a mistake by Balde.

Frankie de Jong (6): relevant and imprecise. He prevented Lewandowski’s goal for being offside when the ball was already coming in and missed a very clear shot after a pass from Dembélé. More unnoticed in the second half.

Pedri (6): participatory, although it lacked finding the last pass. Less brilliant than other times and replaced at 78′ with some discomfort.

Gavi (5): with less prominence than on other occasions, although he hit a ball against the crossbar in the second half.

Dembélé (9): Superb game by the Frenchman, the MVP indisputably and bordering on ’10’. Active from the first minute, filtering passes, driving Real’s left-back crazy, doing a lot of damage on the right. He made it 1-0 with a great shot that surprised Remiro and finished in his last minutes on the left flank putting two millimeter crosses. replaced in 6

Lewandowski (4): is not at its best. He doesn’t finish being fine with the ball at his feet, just like in recent games. He did not score and hardly generated chances.

Substitutions of Barcelona against Real Sociedad

Kessie (SC): Came on for Pedri at 78′ and had a good chance on the last play to make it 2-0, but he hit it badly.

Raphinha (SC): came on for Balde at 78′. A couple of precise centers on the right and little else.

Ansu Fati (SC): He entered the final stretch for Dembélé and barely participated in two or three actions.

Marcos Alonso (SC): Xavi gave him an incomprehensible start at 90′ for Christensen.

Barça’s starting eleven against Real Sociedad in the Cup (Photo: Cordon Press).