International round-up for Barça players

International round-up for Barça players

A rundown of minutes and results for FC Barcelona players on international duty during their break from club action

Ten FC Barcelona players have been in action during the second international break of the 2018/19 season. Here is how each of them got on representing their respective countries:

  • Ousmane Dembélé (France): The French winger played a total of 67 minutes in his country's 2-2 friendly draw against Iceland. He also came on in the 86th minute of the 2-1 UEFA Nations League win over Germany.
  • Marc-André ter Stegen (Germany): An unused substitute for Germany's 3-0 win against Holland and loss to France.
  • Jasper Cillessen (Holland): Played all 90 minutes of both games during the international break: Against Germany and in a 1-1 draw with Belgium.
  • Thomas Vermaelen (Belgium): Although he started the Nations League game against Switzerland, he was taken off injured on 73 minutes.
  • Sergio Busquets (Spain): A substitute in a friendly against Wales (1-4) and given a starting role to play the entirety of the 2-3 loss to England.
  • Ivan Rakitic (Croatia): After playing all 90 minutes of a 0-0 draw against England, he was rested fot the 2-1 friendly win over Jordan.
  • Arturo Vidal (Chile): Featured for 90 minutes in two friendlies: Against Peru (losing 3-0) and in a 0-1 win against Mexico.  
  • Philippe Coutinho (Brazil): Starting for Brazil against Saudi Arabia (winning 0-2), he was subbed off on 72 minutes. In the 'Superclásico' against Argentina, he helped his country to a 1-0 win.
  • Arthur Melo (Brazil): The player to come on for Coutinho against Saudi Arabia. Like his Barça teammate, he played 90 minutes against Argentina.
  • Malcom Oliveira (Brazil): A sub in both games for Brazil, as he was called up for the squad for the first time.
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