On Sunday evening, Barcelona faced major problems with Deportivo Alaves. The Blaugrana was the favorite for this match, but in the match against an opponent from the relegation zone she was tired for a long time. The visitors didn’t hit the net until the 87th minute
The 2021/2022 season is very difficult for all Catalan fans. The team was eliminated from the Copa del Rey, lost the chance of the Spanish Super Cup, did not qualify for the 1/8 final of the Champions League, and in La Liga is behind Real Madrid by a dozen points or so.
Blaugrani faces a serious risk of not qualifying for the next edition of the Champions League. On Sunday evening, Xavi’s team once again came close to losing points. They faced difficulties with Deportivo Alaves, who have not won the Spanish League since early November.
Barcelona in the opponents’ zone from the start could not find a way to defend them. When Frenkie de Jong, Abdi and Beck tried their luck, they definitely lacked precision. Deportivo had a great chance at the end of the first half, but Pons missed Ter Stegen.
Little changed in the second part of the meeting. Again, ‘Barcelona’ was most often on the ball, closing opponents in their run, but that didn’t translate into a goal setting. It only got more interesting in the end.
In the 78th minute, Joselo shot from a few meters away. The Deportivo striker made a mistake and after nine minutes Blaugrana scored three points thanks to the behavior of Sergio Busquets.
The midfielder caught the ball first at the opposing half and then sent a superb square pass to Ferran Torres. The latter played the ball to Frinki de Jong, and the Dutchman had to complete the formalities from the shortest distance.
Thanks to the 1-0 win, FC Barcelona advanced to fifth place in the league table. To the fourth place that gives promotion to the Champions League, “Blaugrana” loses only one point.
23 City 2022 | 21:00
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