LaLiga Results: Alba and Moriba’s goal help Barcelona beat Osasuna by 2-0, two points behind Laliga toppers

Barcelona beats Osasuna by 2-0: Osasuna and Barcelona faced each other on the night of Saturday, March 6 for the dispute of the match corresponding to matchday number 26 of the Santander 20/21 League. The dispute, held in El Sadar, ended with a 0-2 result for the visitors.

First half

The match started with Osasuna very orderly and clear with his ideas for the dispute of the match. Orderly defense and a direct game, complicated the start for the Catalans. Such was the case, that Osasuna had the clearest opportunity until the moment of the meeting. In the 14th minute, Kike Barja fired a great shot that seemed to sneak into Ter Stegen’s right wing, but the goalkeeper showed his great level and momentum with a changed hand save that left Kike Barja with an astonished face.

Osasuna made it clear that it was not going to be a simple game and Barça had to put the batteries right away. 5 minutes later, the VAR had to go into action to suspend the red card, by hands outside the area, of Sergio Herrera. There was a previous offside of Leo Messi and, therefore, the rojillo goalkeeper was saved from leaving his team with 10.

However, he was unable to save himself 10 minutes later. Stratospheric pass of Leo Messi who finds a Jordi Alba totally unmarked and who gave no option to a Sergio Herrera who a little more and shot him in the face with the shot of the Barça side. 0-1 for the visitors and the first stone laid on the way to the three points.

However, Osasuna followed his own and after 5 minutes he had a golden opportunity. Millimeter change of game by Moncayola who finds a Rubén García who, with a sublime oriented control, was left alone in front of the German goalkeeper. Again the figure of Ter Stegen became great and cleared the danger with another great stop of merit.

With this result and that last outstanding action, the referee pointed to the dressing room tunnel for both teams

Passage through changing rooms

On the part of Jagoba Arrasate, the Osasuna coach kept the same eleven of the first half and did not modify, in importance, the drawing of his team. On the other hand, Ronald Koeman decided to save the admonished Umtiti from a possible second card, to put Dembelé in his place (in this way the 4-3-3 scheme was recovered by putting Mingueza at center).

Second halfIt was a somewhat placid second half for the Catalans. Osasuna came out with the intention of hurting Ronald Koeman’s team, which he did not achieve at any point in the game. Only with a dangerous header from the Argentine Calleri, which sent the ball inches from the goal of a totally dejected Ter Stegen.

The game continued its course without great opportunities or dangerous plays. However, Barça managed to close the match at the end of the game. Great movement, on the edge of the area, by Ilaix Moriba who with a great left foot from the edge of the area, beat Sergio Herrera. Scorer premiere of the canterano culé in the same place where another great promise, Ansu Fati, already did.

On this occasion, Barça closed the game and took Sadar’s three points.

Osasuna will seek in the following day, against Valladolid, to consolidate out of relegation places and be more aware of looking up than down. Instead, Barça will play their next match against Huesca with the intention of chasing Atlético and Madrid in the fight for the title.

Data sheet:

Osasuna (4-4-2): Herrera / Nacho Vidal, Aridane, García, Manu Sánchez / Roberto Torres (Enric Gallego), Torró (Oier), Moncayola, Kike Barja (Jony) / Calleri (Budimir), Rubén García (Adrian )

FCBarcelona (3-5-2): Ter Stegen / Mingueza, Lenglet, Umtiti (Dembelé), Dest, De Jong, Busquets (Ilaix Moriba), Pedri (Riqui Puig), Jordi Alba (Junior Firpo) / Messi, Griezmann (Braithwaite )

Goals: Barcelona (Jordi Alba 30 ′, Ilaix Moriba 83 ′)

Warnings: Barcelona (Umtiti 26 ′, Junior Firpo 88 ′)


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