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Barcelona’s best and worst players in painful Girona collapse

Written by on May 5, 2024

Barcelona knew what they had to do against Girona. Anything less than victory would hand the La Liga title to Real Madrid. Surely they wouldn’t directly hand their arch rivals the trophy, right?

At 2-1, that looked to be the case, but three unanswered goals from Girona left Barcelona bruised and broken as Madrid kicked off their celebrations. A horrible afternoon for everyone involved with the club.

Here are Barcelona’s best and worst players from the game according to 90min‘s player ratings.

Lamine Yamal – 7/10

Yamal did what he could / Alex Caparros/GettyImages

Relying on a 16-year-old to do everything in attack is probably not the smartest tactic from Barcelona.

Regardless of what happened here, Lamine Yamal can hold his head high. He did everything he could to seal a win here, including winning a penalty with some tricky feet.

Honourable mention

Andreas Christensen – 7/10

Christensen scored a gorgeous goal / Pedro Salado/GettyImages

Andreas Christensen scored probably the best goal he will ever score, and literally nobody will care anymore. Not only did the goal come in such a painful defeat, but it was also outdone by an absolute scorcher from Portu.

Unfortunate for the Dane, who continues to look at home at the base of Barcelona’s midfield.

Ronald Araujo – 3/10

Araujo’s poor form continues / Pedro Salado/GettyImages

Who is this guy and what has he done with the real Ronald Araujo?

The Uruguay international was probably the best defender in the world last season, but he has looked a shadow of himself this season, with his poor form continuing in a chaotic showing up against Artem Dovbyk here.

Dishonourable mention

Marc-Andre ter Stegen – 4/10

A tough night for Ter Stegen / Alex Caparros/GettyImages

Girona created four big chances during the game and scored four goals. Questions have to be asked of goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

To be fair to the German, there’s not a lot he could do about most of the goals – a deflection and a worldie are always hard to swallow – but Ter Stegen failed to inspire confidence throughout the game, with Girona clearly willing to try their luck whenever they got a sight of his goal.

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