FULL-TIME, Barcelona 2-1 Alavés: Barça survive a late blitz by Alavés and take all three points thanks to a valuable home win that they didn’t deserve. It’s another bad performance, but Lewandowski showed up when it mattered and won all three points by himself. A big night for the Pole, but a bad night for everyone else.
77’ GOAL!!! Barcelona 2-1 Alavés (Lewandowski): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! Lewandowski steps up to the spot and finds the roof of the net to put the home team in front!
76’ PENALTY TO BARCELONA! Abdel Abqar brings down Ferran Torres in the box and the referee points to the spot. No controversy here. Clear penalty.
53’ GOAL! Barcelona 1-1 Alavés (Lewandowski): Barça equalize! Jules Kounde sends a cross into the box and Robert Lewandowski scores a beautiufl header to put Barça on the board! Finally some signs of life!
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-1 Alavés: Back underway at Montjuïc. It’ll be over soon.
HALFTIME, Barcelona 0-1 Alavés: Barça conceded 20 seconds into the game and proceeded to positively suck for the rest of the half. Unfortunately, due to the rules of football, there are still 45 more minutes of this crap to watch.
1’ GOAL, Barcelona 0-1 Alavés (Samu): Alavés take the lead 20 seconds into the game on a counter-attack off the Barça kickoff as Javi López crosses it from the left and Samu finds the net.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Alavés: And we’re underway at Montjuïc!
WELCOME TO THE MONTJUÏC OLYMPIC STADIUM!!! The temporary home of the world’s greatest club in the Catalan capital is the site of another Barcelona La Liga adventure as they welcome Deportivo Alavés for some Sunday afternoon fun. Barça come into this one looking to rebound from a horrible loss in Europe and keep pace with the top of the table, but Alavés are in good form and have enough talent to cause problems to the Blaugrana. This should be fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!
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Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, Iñigo, Cancelo; Pedri, Gündogan, Fermín; Yamal, Lewandowski, Félix (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Peña (GK), Astralaga (GK), Christensen, Alonso, Balde, Romeu, Casadó, Raphinha, Ferran
Starting XI: Sivera; Gorosabel, Abqar, Marín, Duarte; Guevara, Blanco; López, Guridi, Rioja; Omorodion (4-2-3-1)
Substitutes: Owono (GK), Montero (GK), Parada, Tenaglia, Maras, Mendes, Hagi, Sola, Karrikaburu, García, Alkain, Rebbach
Competition/Round: 2023-24 La Liga, Matchday 13
Date/Time: Sunday, November 12, 2023, 4.15pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 3.15pm GMT (UK), 10.15am ET, 7.15am PT (USA), 8.45pm IST (India)
Venue: Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Montjuïc, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Mateo Busquets Ferrer
VAR: Miguel Ángel Ortiz Arias
HOW TO WATCH
On TV: ESPN Deportes (USA), TSN 5 (Canada), Viaplay Sports 2 (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), Sports18 (India), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), others
Matchday Thread Rules
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Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, watch the swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!