International break: How the FC Barcelona players performed

International break: How the FC Barcelona players performed

A recap of the last fortnight in which ten different players were away representing their countries

Another international break is over, this time in which ten different FC Barcelona players have been playing as many as four games each. Let’s have a look at how each of them fared:

Spain

Sergio Busquets: 220 mins

The midfielder played the full 90 of the 1-1 draw with Portugal, and came on for the last half hour of the 2-0 win against the Czech Republic. 

Jordi Alba: 191 mins

Jordi Alba was on for the full 90 against Portugal and also the 1-0 win in Switzerland, and got just 11 minutes in the win against the Czech Republic. 

Gavi: 219 mins

One of the most outstanding performers in these Nations League games scored in the 2-2 draw with the Czechs and was one of the most used players by Luis Enrique. 

Ferran Torres: 229 mins

The blaugrana striker was one of the few players to appear in all four of the Nations League games played by Spain in this international break.

Eric Garcia: 180 mins

The centre back played both of the games against the Czech Republic, both the draw away from home and the win in Malaga.  

Ansu Fati

Luis Enrique didn’t give the Barça starlet any game-time, pointing out when pressed on the matter that “we don’t want to run any risks and his presence is more about recognising the player.”

Netherlands

Frenkie de Jong: 293 mins

Played all 90 of three Nations League games, the 4-1 win in Belgium, the 3-2 defeat of wales and the 2-2 draw with Poland. Also played 23 minutes of the 2-1 win in Wales.

Memphis 197 mins

The striker equalled Klaas-Jan Huntelaar on 42 goals, second place ion the all-time goalscoring charts for Holland. He played the full games against Belgium and Poland, scoring twice in the first. After sitting out the game in Cardiff, he came on for the last 17 minutes of the second game with Wales and scored the winner in injury time.

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Denmark

Martin Braithwaite: 131 mins

The Barça striker featured in all four of his country’s Nations League games, and although he didn’t score he came close on several occasions, with two particularly close chances against Austria.

Brazil

Dani Alves: 160 mins

The Barça full-back played both of Brazil’s friendly wins in the Far East, 1-0 against Japan and 5-1 against South Korea. He was on for 70 minutes of the former and the full 90 of the latter.

Uruguay

Ronald Araujo: 92 mins

The centre back played the first half hour of an impressive 3-0 defeat of Mexico before coming off hurt. However, it was nothing too serious and he was back to play 62 minutes of the 5-0 defeat of panama in another friendly.. 

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