06 Mar Osasuna vs. Barcelona – Football Match Report – March 6, 2021
Barcelona continued their rampant run of home type to beat Osasuna 2-Zero away from dwelling on Saturday and transfer to inside two factors of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid, with Lionel Messi establishing objectives scored by Jordi Alba and teenager Ilaix Moriba.
Messi helped Barca take the lead on the half-hour mark when he carved open Osasuna’s defence with an excellent cross-field ball to Alba, who managed earlier than blasting into the roof of the online.
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He then laid the ball off when 18-year-old midfielder Ilaix Moriba struck within the 83rd minute, producing a assured end contained in the submit from exterior the realm to attain his first aim for the membership in solely his third league look.
The victory adopted Barca’s heroic second leg comeback win over Sevilla to succeed in the Copa del Rey last on Wednesday and notched a 13th league win in 16 video games, whereas they’re unbeaten since shedding at Cadiz on Dec. 5.
The Catalans keep second however moved on to 56 factors after 26 video games, two factors behind Atletico Madrid who’ve performed 24 matches and host third-placed Actual Madrid on Sunday. Osasuna are 13th on 28.
Maybe nonetheless feeling the results of the 3-Zero win over Sevilla after further time, Barca took some time to settle and almost went behind within the second minute. They had been spared due to the primary of three spectacular saves from Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
The German needed to scurry again to cease an audacious try from Osasuna’s Jonathan Calleri, who went for aim from his personal half. He additionally made a really excellent save to disclaim Kike Barja later within the first interval, flying to his prime proper hand nook and throwing up his left hand to swat the ball away.
With Barca then main by means of Alba’s vicious strike, Ter Stegen rescued the guests for a 3rd time, denying midfielder Ruben Garcia from shut vary.
Barcelona are subsequent in motion on Wednesday when they’ll attempt to overturn a 4-Zero deficit of their Champions League round-of-16 tie with Paris Saint-Germain.
In the meantime, Osasuna, who stay 13th with the loss, will host Valladolid n La Liga subsequent Saturday.
Reuters was used on this report.