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FC Barcelona News: 31 October 2021; Barça draw with Alavés, Sergio Agüero, Gerard Piqué injured

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

Fc Barcelona V Deportivo Alaves - La Liga Photo By Marc Gonzalez Aloma/Europa Press via Getty Images

Barça 1-1 Alavés: Held to a draw - FC Barcelona
Sergi Barjuan’s first game as interim manager of FC Barcelona has ended in a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou. A delightful goal from Memphis just after the break looked to have finally set the team on course for three points, but Alavés bit back quickly with one of their few real attacks... And try as Barça did to make it happen, the second goal just didn’t want to come.

Agüero with chest pain; Piqué with pulled soleus muscle - FC Barcelona
Not only were FC Barcelona unable to defeat Alavés on Saturday, but they also suffered two major setbacks and two players were forced to retire from the game early.

Ez Abde makes senior debut - FC Barcelona
It was not a night of great news at the Camp Nou. Not only was Sergi Barjuan unable to get off to a winning start as caretaker coach, but Sergio Agüero and Gerard Piqué both had to leave the field injured. But at least one person had some reason to smile: Abdessamad Ezzalzouli.

Sergi Roberto has right quadricep strain - FC Barcelona
First-team player Sergi Roberto has a right quadriceps strain. No date has been scheduled for a return as yet. Sergi Roberto has played 12 times this season, with two goals and one assist.

Jordi Alba on “bad” Alaves draw and giving up goals too easily - SPORT
Jordi Alba bemoaned how easily Barcelona give up goals as they were held to a "bad point" by Alaves at Camp Nou on Saturday. The post-Ronald Koeman era began with a 1-1 draw against the Basque side, with Memphis Depay's opener cancelled out by Luis Rioja.

Sergi Barjuan bemoans missed chances as Barcelona draw with Alaves - Football Espana
Barcelona interim boss Sergi Barjuan was left frustrated as his tenure kicked off with a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Alaves. Barjuan has been placed in temporary charge following the sacking of former head coach Ronald Koeman.