Barcelona 3: 1 Alaves
In the previous match, Rocky scored after 68 seconds of entering the field as a substitute. The 18-year-old Brazilian came off the bench and showed flashes against Alaves today. However, Osasuna surpassed the match in drama.
Ilkay Gundwan was replaced and entered the field in the 59th minute. He scored in the 63rd minute. After seeing two yellow cards in five minutes, he also left the field with a red card in the 72nd minute.
After Rocky’s ‘cameo’ appearance, Barcelona became a ten-man team but did not suffer. Alaves won the match 3-1.
The rookie’s goal was the team’s third four minutes after the substitution. Earlier in the match, Barcelona was leading by 2-1. Alaves had several good attacks before the break but could not convert. However, in the 22nd minute, Robert Lewandowski sent the ball into the net like a striker of the best time with Gundwan’s great assist.
It was Leva’s first goal in La Liga since December 10. And Gundwan’s ninth assist since joining Barca. The German midfielder, who left Manchester City, has not been able to provide more assists in any season in Europe’s top five leagues.
After the break, Gundoyan scored in the fourth minute to give Barca a 2-0 lead. However, two minutes later, Alaves hit back with a goal courtesy of Samu Omorodion.