Barcelona vs Alaves

Highlights and Full Match | Video

Don’t miss the opportunity to catch the full replay and highlights of the intense match between Barcelona and Alaves. The game is set to kick off at 15:15 (GMT) on the 12th of November 2023 at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys. The referee for this highly anticipated match is none other than Mateo Busquets. This clash is part of Spain’s La Liga, Week 13 in the 2023/2024 season. Make sure to tune in for all the action-packed moments.

Barcelona vs Alaves Full Match Reports

FC Barcelona escaped the prospect of consecutive home league defeats for the first time since April 2022, mounting a comeback to secure a 2-1 victory over Deportivo Alavés in La Liga.

The match began with an eerie sense of déjà vu for the hosts, who, much like their previous encounter with Granada, found themselves conceding just 17 seconds into the game. Samu Omorodion, displaying his prowess, tapped in Javi López’s cross, scoring his third goal since joining from Granada this summer and setting a new record for the fastest strike in La Liga history against Alavés.

Omorodion continued to threaten, narrowly missing the target with a shot that hit the side netting and squandering a one-on-one opportunity with Marc-André ter Stegen. He further showcased his strength by outmuscling Jules Koundé to create another chance, only to fire the ball over the crossbar. Koundé’s birthday turned sour as Xavi swiftly rearranged his position, swapping him with Ronald Araújo. João Félix, who performed admirably, had Barcelona’s best chance, but his long-range effort was saved by Antonio Sivera.

With Koundé now looking more comfortable at right-back, he delivered a delightful cross in the eighth minute of the second half, met perfectly by the head of Robert Lewandowski, who guided the ball into the bottom corner. Lewandowski completed his brace from the penalty spot, coolly converting his seventh league goal after Abdel Abqar fouled substitute Ferran Torres.

After suffering two defeats in their last three matches across all competitions, Barcelona breathed a sigh of relief as they returned to winning ways, propelling themselves to third place in the league table. On the other hand, Luis García’s team experienced disappointment, as they failed to secure successive top-flight victories for the first time in two years, and their winless streak against Barcelona stretched to 12 league games.

Robert Lewandowski’s exceptional performance earned him the well-deserved Man of the Match recognition for his instrumental role in Barcelona’s triumph.