The 1 x 1 of Barça

NET savior

Elche barely forced him. But when he did, at about 81 minutes, he was up to the task, salting a shot at point-blank range


He did not offer his best version. With hardly any appearance in attack and with little defensive work.


He missed a pass that caused a against Elche and got in the way with Piqué in a frank shot. He earned a yellow for a foul on Nino.

PIQUE Attentive

He cut some balls with some danger from Elche and in his only offensive action “he collided” with Lenglet.

JORDI ALBA Celebrated

At a level that was not reached in time. ‘Plugged in’, he made it 1-0 and was a nuisance for his band

OF JONG Getting better

Without reaching the level that he is expected to offer, he raised the bar with respect to the day of Girona, despite forgiving 2-0. It must assume more prominence.

BUSQUETS Eager beaver

It does not shine but its work is irreplaceable: it steals, cuts and when necessary, it puts the foot without contemplations.

GRIEZMANN Goal scorer

He opened the scoring on the first ball he touched. After the break, slow in an action that could have been 2-0. Technical details: an attempt at espaldinha and a fancy thread.

COUTINHO Participatory

Offering a much improved version of his first Blaugrana stage, with technical details of the highest level and even defensive sacrifice.


In his first minutes of the preseason he lacked freshness, spark and speed, although he tried, especially after the break, when his performance improved. He gave the scare after a hard tackle from Verdú.

MESSI Involved

He gave Alba the 1-0 pass, he tried to combine with everyone, he forced Edgar to shine in a direct free kick … An inning by Josema momentarily knocked him out after the break. His good evolution, the best news for Barça.

PJANIC Veteran

He entered for Busquets in 63 and formed in the double pivot with De Jong. Elche stopped their start of foul play, as did the Bosnian in an attempt to start from Elche. He did not clash in his debut with Barça, he could be subject to a penalty and he tried the shot on goal.

TRINCAO Sparkles

He entered for Griezmann at 63. Quality in abundance, he crashed into Badia after a luxurious wall with Coutinho four minutes after jumping.

DEMBÉLÉ Promising

He replaced Ansu at 63. Good details with speed and shot. He was seen with desire, serving balls and finishing them, although without luck.

PEDRI Details

He replaced Coutinho in the 78th minute. Little time to be able to polish his football argument, despite having the second in an action in which the defender was ahead of him.