Barcelona has rebounded from its disappointing scoreless draw with Galatasaray in the Europa League by scoring three goals in less than 30 minutes in a comfortable 4-0 win over Osasuna in the La Liga.
With a win for Barcelona in La Liga. They defeated Osasuna by four goals at Camp Nou. Barcelona are doing great at home. They have scored 15 goals in their last four matches at the camp. Ferran Torres shined for Barcelona with two goals yesterday.
Barcelona’s goals came in the 14th and 21st minutes. The first goal came from a penalty and the second goal was provided by Dembele. Dembele also scored Obama’s goal in the 27th minute. Dembele has given up seven assists so far this La Liga season. Ricky Pujum also scored for Barcelona in the second half. With this victory, Barcelona is in the third position with 51 points.
It did not take long for Barcelona’s attack to regain its scoring touch.
After a disappointing scoreless draw against Galatasaray in the first quarter of the 16th round of the Europa League, Barcelona beat Osasuna 4-0 in the Spanish League to score three goals in 30 minutes.
Ferran Torres found the back of the net twice, with Pierre-Emerick Obamayang and Riqui Puig scoring one goal each to keep the Catalan club in third place. Atletico Madrid have 51 points, but are ahead in the tiebreaker. Barcelona also have a game to play compared to the current champions.
Barcelona and Atletico trailed second-placed Sevilla by five points. League leader Real Madrid are 12 points ahead of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid when they visit Mallorca on Monday.
Madrid will host Barcelona next Sunday at the Bernabeu Stadium in Santiago.
Before the home draw against Galatasaray on Thursday, Barcelona had scored 14 goals in their last four matches.
“We didn’t do a good job last day, we know that,” Torres said. But today the team responded well. As you continue to create opportunities, the ball will keep going inwards.
Torres opened the scoring on Sunday, converting a penalty kick in the 14th minute to take the lead seven minutes later after a good through ball from Osman Dembele from inside the area.
Dembele scored Obama’s third goal on the 27th, a well – placed cross from the right into the box, and Peugeot’s fourth goal on the 75th.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, who made his 600th appearance at the club, did not concede a goal for the offside in the 55th match.
Xavi Hernandez’s team has not lost in 10 consecutive games since losing to Athletic Bilbao in the 16th round of the Copa del Rey in January.
“We had a reduction in the intensity against Galatasaray and paid for it,” Xavi said. “Today it was different. It was one of our best matches and it gives us more confidence to move forward.
The Barcelona women’s team, which has previously won its third consecutive league title, was honored before the match at the Camp Nou Stadium.
Sevilla are seven points ahead of Madrid, who drew 1-1 at Rio Vallacano on Sunday. This is Sevilla’s second consecutive league draw, sixth in their last eight matches. After losing to Madrid in November, Julen Lopetegui’s team extended their unbeaten series in the league to 14 matches. It did not win in four straight games, all of which ended in a draw.
Bebe put the hosts ahead early in the second half and Thomas Dilani equalized for Sevilla in the 63rd minute. Sevilla were awarded a penalty in the second half but were hit back by a video review. It also had a goal that VAR did not allow early in the first half.Rio, ranked 13th, have not won in their last nine league games, with seven defeats in that run. Veteran Colombian striker Radamel Falcao has missed his third consecutive match against Rio due to injury.
Betis won 1-0 in a tough battle against Athletic, ending five games without winning every game. The home win kept Manuel Pellegrini’s team in fifth place, two points behind Barcelona and Atletico.
Borja Iglesias won the game in the 20th minute for Betis, who played with 10 men in the final minutes, when Nabil Fekir was sent off in the 80th minute. It was Athletic’s third defeat in five league games, finishing eighth and far behind in European qualifying.
Sociedad won again
Martin Subimendi scored in the 70th minute to give Real Sociedad a 1-0 victory over Basque Country rivals Alaves. Sixth for a third win in four matches and in the battle for European positions. Sociedad lost 4-1 to league leader Madrid.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen 6, Alves 6, Pique 7, Eric Garcia 6, Alba 7, Pedri 7, Busquets 7, Gavi 7, Dembele 9*, Emerick Aubameyang 8, Ferran Torres 8.. subs: Puig 7, Depay 5, Lenglet 5, Mingueza N/A, Braithwaite N/A.
Osasuna: Herrera 6, Vidal 5, Davis Garcia 5, Armada 5, Cote 5, Moncayola 6, Torro 5, Martinez 6, Benito 5, Kike 5, Ruben Garcia 5.. subs: Roberto Torres 6, Aridane 6, Unai Garcia 6, Brasanac 5, Budimir N/A.