Empty Mendizorroza and the cold of Vitoria welcomed a Barcelona that came from winning in the Champions League to Juventus in Turin. Confiados landed the culés to face Alavés after the important victory in Europe,but ended up tying in La Liga after falling a week ago to Real Madrid. [Alavés 1-1 Barcelona]
A lot of gunpowder in attack I blamed. Ronald Koeman has shown that he likes offensive football and that he doesn’t hesitate to take those top spots. Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembélé, Leo Messi and also Antoine Griezmann were holders in Babazorro territory. It was low for the match by a Philippe Coutinho who was much missed by Barca.
If Barcelona came out with everything, in Alavés jumped the surprise by staying on the starting bench both Lucas Pérez and Joselu Mato. Yes, it was from the game a Jota Peleteiro who starred for better and worse in the match. The face put it with its good performance, but the cross with the expulsion that triggered the torrent of the Azulgranas.
The ball rolled in Mendizorroza with a Barcelona dressed in pink and with a change in its equipment. ‘Hello’ to black trousers and ‘goodbye’ to a turquoise man who didn’t convince the players. The rose had brought luck to the culés in these early bars of the season, but the start of the clash against Alavés was marked by the impreciones.
More than ten losses per team in the first few minutes. None of them wanted to lose and that was reflected in the green of Mendizorroza. But that’s where Barca’s first big occasion came. Ansu Fati, who this October 31 turns 18, failed what never. Only against Pacheco and with all in favor, his cross-shot went to the left of the goalkeeper’s goalkeeper of the Alavés.
Koeman’s began to monopolize attacks in the first half, while Those of Machín put forward a very serious party in defence. Fast cons and one more speed point to take advantage of the spaces left by the culés. And so came the prize at half an hour’s game.
Piqué and Neto, noted
Neto and Piqué were not understood and that was the beginning of the end for the Alavés to take advantage and open the score. He ceded the plant to his doorman. A faulty pass in which the goalkeeper gets tangled up without explanation. Without being able to control, Luis Rioja was the smartest in the class to mark at leisure and put the Alavés ahead on the scoreboard.
The football player babazorro premiered as a scorer in La Liga with the Vitorian team. A moment to keep in your memory. But his feat could still have been greater had he achieved the final victory on Alavés. However, Barcelona had a lot to say in the second half.
Barca approached the rival area with greater or less danger after passage through the changing rooms. But it was the expulsion of Jota Peleteiro that marked a before and after in the match. As little as he saw the second yellow footballer, came the goal of the Azulgranas.
It was Griezmann who tied the tie by signing the first goal in his locker this season. From the left of the area received the French striker the spherical. He stung the ball just after Atletico Madrid’s ex to prevent Pacheco from signing a new stop in the match.
Again Griezmann would beat Pacheco, but the linier raised the pennant out of the game. Yes, the International Gaul was ahead. He ripped out the ‘7’ I blamed before and by the head he stayed in an anti-re-cement position. But that only encouraged the blue grenades, who smelled the blood and thought they could turn the marker around.
Messi, Piqué, Pedri… The cules came upstairs and tried it in every way and colors. But no, that second goal did not come for the success of Pacheco, the best of the match, and they played in Mendizorroza. Barcelona has not just taken off in La Liga and is eight points away from the current leader, Real Madrid, although that is, with one match less than the whites.
Alavés 1-1 Barcelona
Alavés: Pacheco; Ximo Navarro (Aguirregabiria, 40′), Laguardia, Lejeune; Rubén Duarte, Tomás Pina (Manu García,72′), Battaglia, Jota Peleteiro, Odgar Méndez Tavares, (57′); Deyverson (Joselu, 57′) and Luis Rioja (Adrián Marín, 72′).
Barcelona: Net; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet (Trincao, 46′), Jordi Alba (Dest, 69′); Sergio Busquets (Pjanic, 46′), De Jong; Dembélé (Pedri, 46′), Messi, Griezmann; and Ansu Fati (Braithwaite, 78′).
Goals: 1-0, 31′ Rioja; 1-1, 63′ Griezmann.
Referee: Hernández Hernández (Las Palmas Committee). He expelled Peleteiro for double yellow (62′). He aamished the locals Deyverson (21′) and Duarte (87′), and visitors Messi (39′), Lenglet (44′), Busquets (44′).
Incidents: Match corresponding to the eighth round of La Liga played without an audience in the stadium of Mendizorroza (Vitoria, Spain).