Barcelona vs Porto Player Rating as Barca Reach UCL Round of 16 After 2 Season


An earlier win at Shakhtar means they are level on nine points with Barcelona and Porto. Can Xavi’s men handle the pressure to advance to the next round?

The home side controlled the opening half, but it was the visitors who struck first – albeit not for long.

Porto hit the break and Pepê smashed a loose ball past goalkeeper Iñaki Peña Sotorres from a tight angle.

Yet a stunning 116 seconds later, summer signing João Cancelo equalized with a stunning solo drive into the box to find the far right corner.

Something had to be said at half-time as another summer signing named João turned things around for the hosts, ironically assisted by the aforementioned João.

Barcelona player ratings

GK: Inaki Pena – 7/10 

RB: Ronald Araujo – 6/10 

CB: Jules Kounde – 5/10 

CB: Inigo Martinez – 6/10

LB: Joao Cancelo – 8/10 

DM: Ilkay Gundogan – 5/10 

CM: Frenkie de Jong – 7/10 

CM: Pedri – 7/10 

RW: Raphinha – 6/10 

ST: Robert Lewandowski – 5/10

LW: Joao Felix – 7/10 

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