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FC Barcelona News: 24 January 2022; Barça beat Alavés, Tagliafico linked with Camp Nou move again

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

Ajax v Excelsior Maassluis - Dutch KNVB Cup Round of Sixteen Photo by Patrick Goosen/BSR Agency/Getty Images

Alavés 0-1 FC Barcelona: Late winner secures vital victory - FC Barcelona
The Basques and Catalans were tightly deadlocked for 87 minutes, but just when it looked like this simply wasn’t going to be Barça’s day, Frenkie de Jong finally had the ball in the back of net and Barça took it 1-0.

Ousmane Dembélé, with an upset stomach - FC Barcelona
Expected at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper this morning, first-team player, Ousmane Dembélé was a no-show due to a stomach upset.

Xavi: 'It is a crucial win to regain our confidence' - FC Barcelona
The Barça coach, as well as Frenkie de Jong and Marc-André Ter Stegen, gave their thoughts after the win in Vitoria against Alavés.

Jordi Alba admits frustration at Barcelona criticism - Football Espana
Barcelona star Jordi Alba has hit back at his critics following a difficult start to 2022 for Xavi’s side. The Catalan giants have bowed out of two competitions this month after exiting both the Spanish Supercopa in Saudi Arabia and the Copa del Rey.

Xavi hails 'marvellous' Pedri after key Alaves win - Football Espana
Barcelona boss Xavi was full of praise for teenage superstar Pedri as his side squeezed out a late 1-0 win at Alaves. Pedri’s return to the starting fold in La Liga action was a real highlight for the travelling fans after an injury wrecked first half of the season.

Barcelona are interested in Ajax left-back Nico Tagliafico - Football Espana
Barcelona have been linked with a move for Ajax left-back Nico Tagliafico according to a report in Mundo Deportivo. The 29-year-old also has an offer on the table from Napoli and is keen to secure a move away from the Netherlands. Ajax are also thought to be open to facilitating the move.