Despite falling behind in the sixth minute and seeing Lewandowski sent off in the 31st minute, Barcelona made a huge turnaround in the second half with Pedri and Rafinha winning 2-1 over Osasuna to move to +5 from Real.
Conversely, despite having his back against the wall for 45 minutes, returning to the scoreboard and playing with a lower man due to Lewandowski’s suspension, he found physical and mental reserves in the second and pulled the spin (for the first time) for the time in its 123-year history, celebrating a win. In the league match away from home, and I lost and played with a numerical defect at the end of the first half), to win 2-1 and leave five points behind. Reality.
The start of the match was a dream for Osasuna, as the hosts won 4 finals in the first 15 minutes (versus none for Barcelona) and took the lead after only 6 minutes with David Garcia’s header from a corner kick.
Xavi’s team began to show signs of reaction after 20 minutes, and in the 25th minute they had their first good moment, a shot from Lewandowski forced goalkeeper Aitor to intervene, but in the 31st minute their players had a leg injury.
This is because Hill Mantano showed Lewandowski a yellow card after a violent tackle on an opponent, the second for the pole in the match (he saw a yellow for two fouls for Barcelona in the first 31 minutes), with Leva in fact sent off, only for the second time in his professional career.
With these conditions in place, Barcelona needed to climb a mountain in the second half to lift things up and down, but they did, with Barcelona’s determination, effectiveness and two goals in the second half of wild beauty, many duels and little clarity. Opportunities for both teams.
In the 48th minute, Pedri returned the match to absolute balance, with a drifting shot from inside the area after a cross from Alba and the defenders’ inability to clear the stage, while the reversal occurred in the 85th minute.
Frankie de Jong curled the ball into a deep cross, and Rafinha (the 78th substitute for Dembele) went in behind the Osasuna defense to head in the net for Aitor to make it 2-1 for his team, with his second goal against the Catalans in an official match.
The result that remained until the final, with Barcelona now +5 over Real with a match in hand and going to the top of the standings in the league, something one could hardly imagine after the last El Clasico defeat.
Osasuna: Aitor, Vidal, Unai Garcia, David Garcia, Cruz, Oruth (75′ Prasanac), Toro (59′ Pique), Moncaiola, Gomet (84′ Barza), Avila (84′ Bodimir), Ruben Garcia (75′ Pina)
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Balde, Christensen (74′ Gavi), Alonso, Alba, Pedri (89′ Riad), Busquets, de Jong, Dembele (78′ Rafinha), Lewandowski, Torres (78′ Fati)
Fourteenth round results:
- Elche – Girona 1-2 (16′ Lerola/39′ Martin, 66′ Castigianus)
- Athletic – Valladolid 3-0 (19′ 51′ Gurutheta, 78′ Vivian)
- Osasuna – Barcelona 1-2 (16′ David Garcia/48′ Pedri, 85′ Rafinha)
- 11/09 20:00 Almeria – Getafe
- 11/09 20:00 Seville – Sociedad
- 11/09 21:00 Espanyol – Villarreal
- 11/09 22:30 Mallorca – Atletico
- 11/10 20:00 Rayo – Tilta
- 11/10 21:00 Valencia – Betis
- 11/10 22:30 Real Madrid – Cadiz
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