LA LIGA - ALAVES V BARCELONA - LIVE
La Liga / Matchday 22
Mendizorroza / 23.01.2022
FULL TIME! ALAVES 0-1 BARCELONA
Alba, Torres and De Jong combine to rescue Xavi and the rest of their teammates, but Barcelona have fundamental problems here. There is no quick fix on the horizon.
TER STEGEN CLAIMS A CORNER
Seconds left, surely.
MOYA ON, PINA OFF
LENGLET ON FOR PEDRI
GOAL! ALAVES 0-1 BARCELONA. FRENKIE DE JONG SCORES
Ferran Torres receives a ball over the top, cushions the ball to De Jong, and he sidefoots home.
FERRAN JUTGLA ON, LUUK DE JONG OFF
The Spaniard goes so close when he gets across his marker to reach Jason's cross, thundering his effort past the post.
ALAVES WANT A PENALTY
Pina runs into Nico in the box, and it's hard to see how it would not have been a penalty anywhere else in the box, but the ref isn't interested.
Miguel de la Fuente
ABDE OFF, NICO ON
PEDRI TRIPPED BY PINA
A free kick high up on the right, from Frenkie to Luuk de Jong, and Barcelona win a free kick from his header.
XAVI SET TO MAKE CHANGES
Let's see what he can do.
The ball drops to the defender as Alaves show why they have a dreadful defensive record, but he can't force the ball home from a couple of yards out.
Alaves break, Rioja receives the ball in the box but his toe pushes the ball away rather than keeping it in his sphere of influence.
But not the men.
DE JONG CROSS
Frenkie that is, crosses to the back post, and it's deflected and out. This is a rapidly deteriorating performance. Echoes of Moyes at United v Fulham.
Busquets intervenes with a great sliding tackle.
ABDE CAUGHT BY LOPEZ
It was likely an accident, but he needs a little while to recover from a shove in the face.