Messi disappointed, Barcelona shared points with Alaves

Messi disappointed, Barcelona shared points with Alaves 1

(Dan Tri) – Barcelona caused a big disappointment when they let Alaves draw 1-1 away from home and dropped to 12th on the La Liga rankings.

Barcelona is showing opposite faces, as they lost 1-3 to Real Madrid in the Super Classic match a week ago.

Rioja opened the score for Alaves in the 31st minute

Marching to Alaves’ field, Barcelona played deadlocked and made many mistakes in defense.

In the second half, Griezmann equalized for Barcelona.

Messi disappointed, Barcelona shared points with Alaves

Barcelona’s defensive errors helped Alaves gain an early advantage

After 7 La Liga rounds, Barcelona has only 8 points/6 matches and is 8 points behind top team Real Madrid.

Barcelona launched an attack-oriented lineup with the midfielder pair Busquets-De Jong in the middle of the field, an attacking quartet consisting of Demble, Messi, Fati and Griezmann.

Messi disappointed, Barcelona shared points with Alaves

Barcelona’s defense lost focus at the beginning of the match

With their perceived strength being better, Barca quickly pushed their squad higher right after the opening whistle.

Since the beginning of the season, Barca have often encountered difficulties and deadlocked against large, deep and well-organized defenses.

Messi disappointed, Barcelona shared points with Alaves

Messi was followed closely by Alaves defenders in this match

First was the situation where Fati shot off the post from Clement Lenglet’s classy pass in the 13th minute. Next was Lionel Messi’s classy free kick in the 23rd minute but was cleared by defender Alaves right on the goal line.

While the attackers played like chickens with their hair out, the defense showed unacceptable mistakes.

Pique passed the ball back to goalkeeper Neto, but the person who replaced the injured Ter Stegen handled it clumsily, allowing Luis Rioja to steal the ball and score the opening goal for Alaves.

Messi disappointed, Barcelona shared points with Alaves

Griezmann equalized for Barcelona in the second half

Messi played quite lacklusterly, but he was also the name that created the last stormy clearance in the first half for Barcelona, but the Argentine star’s shot was caught by goalkeeper Pacheco.

Entering the second half, coach Koeman made a series of changes, including two midfielders who played excellently in the victory over Juventus, Pedri and Pjanic.

In the 54th minute, Ousmane Dembele had a shot across the goal after a favorable pass from Sergio Roberto.

Messi disappointed, Barcelona shared points with Alaves

Messi’s disappointment when Barcelona was divided at Alaves Stadium

Barca immediately took advantage of the advantage less than 1 minute later.

Two minutes after Griezmann’s goal, Messi had a chance to increase the score to 2-1, but his high-class curling shot was blocked by goalkeeper Pacheco.

Coach Koeman cannot be satisfied when Barcelona has not won 4 consecutive matches in La Liga

In the 87th minute, Pacheco continued to become Alaves’ hero with a save after Pajanic’s cannon shot from outside the penalty area.


ALAVES: Pacheco, Navarro, Laguardia, Lejeune, Duarte, Battaglia, Mendez, Pina, Jota, Rioja, Deyverson

Goals: Rioja 31

Yellow card: Jota, Deyverson

Red card: Jota

BARCELONA: Neto, Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Busquets, De Jong, Dembele, Messi, Fati, Griezmann

Goals: Griezmann 63

Yellow card: Lenglet, Busquets, Messi

La Liga provisional rankings

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