17/18

8

“Once more he made Bernabeu his playground. Hasn’t received the ball as much as he’d like in the 1st half but looked dangerous whenever he was on it. Brilliant pass to Paulinho who should’ve scored the opener. Played a huge part in Barça’s 1st goal without even touching the ball as Kovačić was too afraid to leave him open, which resulted in Rakitić getting a free run. Started the move leading to a penalty and a red card, passing it to Suárez twice. Converted the penalty with ease. Finally managed an assist at the end, when Vidal made it 3-0. He could’ve had 3 assists on the day, easily. Unlike others, he speaks on the pitch.”