International week, player by player

International week, player by player

No fewer than 18 FC Barcelona players have been in action for their countries, so let's see see how they got on

There haven't been any FC Barcelona games in recent days, but 18 of the senior squad were kept more than bust with international fixtures. Here are the many ups and downs of the FIFA break.

Robert Lewandowski (180 minutes)

The Polish striker played two full games this week. The first was a 2-0 defeat at home to the Netherlands and that was followed by a 1-0 win in Wales, a goal assist included, to ensure his country held onto its place in the top tier of the UEFA Nations League.

Ter Stegen (180 minutes)

The Barça keeper played two full games for his country. The first was an unexpected 1-0 defeat for Germany against Hungary and then he made a number of key in an absolute corker of a game Wembley that ended in a 3-3 draw with England.

Kessie (180 minutes)

Two wins for the Ivory Coast with the Barça star very much involved in both. They first beat Togo 2-1 and then Kessie scored the second of his team's goals in a 3-0 defeat of Guinea.

Christensen (180 minutes)

The Dane also played two full games this week. They lost 2-1 to Croatia and then beat world champions France 2-0, but ended up narrowly missing out to the Croats on a place in the Final Four.

Raphinha (144 minutes)

Two brilliant games for the Barça star, who contributed 79 minutes of football to a 3-0 win over Ghana and then excelled in 65 minutes against Tunisia by scoring twice and giving one assist in a 5-1 victory.

With 5 goals and four assists, only Neymar (11) has been involved in more goals for Brazil since Raphinha made his canarinha debut.

Ferran Torres (136 minutes)

In two Nations League games for 'La Roja', Torres played 63 minutes of the disappointing 2-1 loss at home to Switzerland and then got 73 minutes as Spain bounced back with a 1-0 win in Portugal to claim a place in the Final Four.

Sergio Busquets (135 minutes)

Sergio played the 90 minutes against Switzerland and the whole second half against Portugal.

Gavi (120 minutes)

Gavi started against Switzerland and came off after the break, and was on for the last half hour of the win in Braga.

Pedri (100 minutes)

Pedri was on for 70 minutes against Switzerland for the last half hour against the Portuguese.

Éric Garcia (90 minutes)

After playing the full game against the Swiss, the centre back then sat out the win in Portugal.

Jordi Alba (90 minutes)

Alba scored Spain's only goal against Switzerland, but was then not used by coach Luis Enrique in the second game.

Arnau Tenas (90 minutes)

After playing in goal for the Spain U21 side in a 4-1 friendly win in Romania, Tenas then sat on the bench for the following game, a 3-0 defeat of Norway.

Alejandro Balde (90 minutes)

In the same games, Balde played the first half in Romania and then the second half against Norway.

Memphis (52 minutes)

The Dutch striker played 52 minutes of the 2-1 loss at home to Poland but then had to come off with a hamstring injury.

Frenkie de Jong (45 minutes)

Unfortunately, the midfielder suffered a similar fate in the same game. He withdrew at half time, also with an injured hamstring. Without the two Barça players, Holland went on to beat Belgium to seal a berth in the Final Four.

Kounde (23 minutes)

The Barça defender started France's 2-0 win over Austria but had to retire after 23 minutes. Yet another Barça player is returning from international duty with a hamstring problem. France ended the group in third place after losing to Denmark in their other game.

Dembélé (12 minutes)

The Barça winger only played 12 minutes of France's two games, the final moments of the 2-0 win over the Austrians.

Araujo (5 minutes)

Uruguay suffered a 1-0 defeat to Iran, but after just 40 seconds sensed something was wrong and he left the field a few minutes later. An avulsion fracture of the adductor longus tendon in his right thigh is the verdict and on Wednesday morning he underwent surgery in Finland. Without the Barça defender, Uruguay beat Canada 2-0 in their second friendly of the week.

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