Tracking Barcelona Player Performance in World Cup Knockout Stage

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Tracking Barcelona Player Performance in World Cup Knockout Stage
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Lionel Messi was once again on the periphery during the World Cup final.

After Spain, Cameroon and Croatia were sent packing from this World Cup tournament, Barcelona were left with just six players representing their various countries in Brazil.

The host nation looked fairly comfortable in qualification, with Neymar taking the incredible pressure squarely on his shoulders and positively thriving on it.

Dani Alves has been the weak link for the hosts but would he be exposed in the knockout stages?

Lionel Messi has been Argentina's saviour when it mattered and Javier Mascherano has looked solid. 

And although his work-rate hasn't come as a surprise to fans of the Catalans, Chile's Alexis Sanchez has taken the tournament by storm. Captain Claudio Bravo has brought all of his experience to bear, integral to his country's progression into the latter stages.

This tracker will be constantly updated for the rest of the tournament, so please remember to check back each time one of the above has been in action.

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—Last updated: Sunday July 13—

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