Barcelona player ratings: Raphinha struggles, Robert Lewandowski denied at the death in loss to Man Utd

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Robert Lewandowski scored a first half penalty, but Manchester United found the net twice in the second to knock Barcelona out of the Europa League.

Barcelona opened the scoring in the first half, with Lewandowski converting from the spot after Bruno Fernandes dragged Alejandro Balde to the ground.

Manchester United struck swiftly after the break, as Fred found the bottom corner from outside the box. Antony found the winner 16 minutes from time, sending a shot spiraling into the bottom corner to seal a 2-1 victory (4-3 on aggregate).

Barca had one last chance, but Raphael Varane cleared Lewandowski's shot off the line deep into stoppage time - enough to knock the Blaugrana out of European competition early.

GOAL rates Barcelona's players from Old Trafford...

  1. Goalkeeper & Defence
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    Goalkeeper & Defence

    Marc Andre ter Stegen (6/10):

    Can't be faulted for the second goal. Could have done better on the first.

    Jules Kounde (6/10):

    Dealt with Jadon Sancho well, but was pinned back for most of proceedings. Alejandro Garnacho gave him the runaround.

    Ronald Aruajo (7/10):

    Enjoyed a good night before being subbed off. One particularly impressive recovery to prevent Rashford from scoring stood out.

    Andreas Christensen (6/10):

    Comfortable in the first half, stretched in the second.

    Alejandro Balde (6/10):

    Energetic, won a (slightly dubious) penalty for his side. Could have closed down Antony quicker on United's winner.

  2. Midfield

    Franck Kessie (5/10):

    Was enjoying a solid showing until he gave the ball away in the build up to United's equaliser.

    Sergio Busquets (6/10):

    Positionally exploited in the second half. Looked leggy in his first game in nearly a month, and got himself a silly yellow card as a result.

    Frenkie de Jong (7/10):

    Impressive against the team he almost joined last summer. Completed the most dribbles in the match, passed well. Barca's standout on the night.

  3. Attack
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    Raphinha (5/10):

    Skyed a few over the bar, and could've linked with Lewandowski more effectively.

    Robert Lewandowski (6/10):

    Scored from the spot, although it wasn't particularly convincing. Had his last-minute effort cleared off the line.

    Sergi Roberto (5/10):

    A typically solid shift, but a more natural forward would probably have put Barca 2-0 up.

  4. Subs & Manager

    Ferran Torres (6/10):

    Didn't really offer much beyond one floated cross that Ansu Fati couldn't convert.

    Ansu Fati (5/10):

    Mistimed his jump on what would have been an equalising header.

    Marcos Alonso (N/A):

    Didn't impact the game much, went down far too easily trying to win a foul.

    Xavi (5/10):

    Changed formation, playing a more natural 4-3-3 with Sergi Roberto operating in an unfamiliar left wing position. It offered some defensive solidity, but Barca looked short of ideas going forward. Not how he wanted Barca's European campaign to end.