Robert Lewandowski Penalty Earns Barca Tight Win At Osasuna

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Barcelona took the lead through Jules Kounde‘s header in the first half but Chimy Avila drilled the hosts level with less than 15 minutes remaining.

Robert Lewandowski rolled home a late penalty to earn Barcelona a hard- fought 2- 1 palm at Osasuna in La Liga on Sunday. The striker won the penalty when he was dragged back in the box by Alejandro Catena, who was transferred off. Barcelona took the lead through Jules Kounde’s title in the first half but Chimy Avila drilled the hosts position with lower than 15 twinkles remaining. Xavi brought on new loan signings Joao Cancelo and Joao Felix in the alternate half as Barcelona, third, stayed on league leaders Real Madrid’s tail– they’re two points behind their arch-rivals after four games.

The trainer started 16- time-old Lamine Yamal on the right sect again after his emotional display last weekend and his first call up to the Spanish public platoon on Friday.

However it was expert forward Lewandowski’s penalty which was pivotal for Barcelona this time.

“I suppose we demanded some good play, some tolerance, and we’ve to induce further in attack,” Barca trainer Xavi told DAZN.

“The platoon worked hard, we really had to moment, and the platoon suffered, but we won. We had the personality to suffer until the end and it’s always delicate to win at El Sadar.

“I am happy with the platoon’s station. they’re a veritably violent opponent. I am happy and satisfied with the palm.”

Barca should have taken the lead beforehand on but Lewandowski fired wide with the thing peering after Frenkie de Jong‘s trouble rebounded off the post into his path.

Osasuna, frequently hard to beat at home, offered as good as they got in the first half.

Marc- Andre ter Stegen denied former Barcelona forward Jose Arnaiz at his near post and also baffled Aimar Oroz, who should have done better when well placed.

Barcelona snared the lead just before half- time when Kounde rose to nod Ilkay Gundogan’s corner across thing and beyond the dive of Aitor Fernandez.

Xavi brought on new appearance Joao Cancelo just before the hour mark, with his Portuguese compatriot Joao Felix having to stay until the final stages for his debut.

By also Osasuna were position, with Avila dribbling across the face of the box without sufficient hindrance and firing once Ter Stegen.

Last season’s top arranger in La Liga, Lewandowski, who was having another frustrating night, turned it around by winning and converting a penalty to restore Barcelona’s lead.

The Polish forward hit the sundeck after Catena pulled his arm back, and the protector was transferred off after a long VAR review, before the 35- time-old transferred Fernandez the wrong way from the spot.

A third Barcelona debutant, centre- reverse Inigo Martinez, came on in cessation time.

“We know it’s always veritably hard to win then, they are a platoon with veritably good players and they put great intensity on,” said Kounde.

“(Felix and Cancelo) are two veritably good players with experience at a high position.

“They will give us a boost in an attacking sense, they both have veritably good specialized capability.”

Girona climbed to second earlier Sunday after Portu’s late strike earned the Catalan side a 1- 0 palm against promoted side Las Palmas, 18th.

The winger returned to Girona from Getafe this summer and made a nippy impact after being given his alternate’ debut’ as a cover.

Atletico Madrid’s game against Sevilla was called off because of anticipated torrential rain in the Spanish capital, although the prognosticated rain didn’t materialise in the time the game was listed to take place.

League leaders Real Madrid beat Getafe 2- 1 on Saturday with another late Jude Bellingham winner, maintaining their 100 percent start to the season. Know More Latest Football News….

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