FC Barcelona on Tuesday won in La Liga with the necessary effort at Osasuna: 1-2. The team of trainer Xavi saw striker Robert Lewandowski and reserve player Gerard Pique receive a red card. Frenkie de Jong had a leading role in the winning goal.
David Garcia gave Osasuna the lead early in the game and Pedri scored the equalizer shortly after the break. The game was heading for a 1-1 draw, when De Jong gave a nice deep pass in the 85th minute. The ball landed neatly on Raphinha’s head, who outwitted the goalkeeper with a lob.
Barcelona had already received two red cards before that. The one for Pique was particularly striking. The club icon of FC Barcelona announced his retirement last week and said goodbye to the Catalan public on Saturday in an emotional way. On Tuesday, he was on the bench against Osasuna in his last game.
Shortly after the halftime signal, Piqué was sent off due to comments on the lead. The experienced defender was probably unhappy about the red card for teammate Lewandowski. The Pole was sent off in the 31st minute after he received a second yellow print for a rude collision.
Stand boven in La Liga
- 1. Barcelona 14-37 (+28)
- 2. Real Madrid 13-32 (+18)
- 3. Athletic Club 14-24 (+10)
- 4. Atlético Madrid 13-24 (+8)
- 5. Real Betis 13-24 (+8)
So in the end Barcelona stepped off the field as the winner. The team of trainer Xavi had already taken the lead on Monday due to the surprising defeat of Real Madrid. Thanks to the win over Osasuna, Barcelona is five points ahead of the arch-rival, who has played one game less.
Memphis Depay was absent from the selection of Barcelona due to an injury, which will only return to action after the World Cup. Just like De Jong, the attacker is included in the pre-selection of Orange. National coach Louis van Gaal will announce the final list on Friday. The Orange squad will play its first group match against Senegal on Monday, November 21.