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Marc Bartra put in an accomplished performance for Barcelona.
Marc Bartra finally got his chance to start for Barca, although it's doubtful he would've done so were it not for the injury to Javier Mascherano.
No matter. The young Catalan seized the chance to partner Gerard Pique with aplomb. He looked assured and comfortable for the entirety of the match, and he has certainly given Gerardo Martino some food for thought.
There was much for Bartra to be pleased with, notably recovering well after being turned by Vidal, staying on his feet and averting the danger.
Whilst the manager may favour Alex Song in the role for the trip to Celtic, owing to the Scottish teams' more robust approach, performances like this can't have done Bartra any harm.
The cries for his regular inclusion to the Barca back line are likely to become ever more vocal.