FULL-TIME, Osasuna 1-2 Barcelona: Barça can count themselves lucky to get all three points on a night they were thoroughly outplayed by Osasuna, but Lewandowski was decisive when it mattered the most and Barça found a way get a crucial victory at a tough place to go.
86’ GOAL!!! Osasuna 1-2 Barcelona (Lewandowski pen): BARÇA TAKE BACK THE LEAD! Lewandowski steps up to the spot and fires it past Aitor Fernández to put the Blaugrana back in front!
84’ RED CARD! After a VAR check the yellow card given to Alejandro Catena is changed to a red for the denial of a goalscoring opportunity and the hosts are down to 10 men!
81’ PENALTY TO BARCELONA! Lewandowski receives a long pass from the back and is pulled down inside the box by Catena to give Barça a chance from the spot!
79’ SUBSTITUTION: Barça’s third change of the night is another big debut as João Félix replaces Oriol Romeu.
76’ GOAL, Osasuna 1-1 Barcelona (Ávila): Osasuna equalize as Chimy Ávila receives a pass just outside the box and is afforded as much time as he wants to find the space and fire the ball into the net off the post. Terrible defending by Barça, and a deserved goal for Osasuna who have been the better team in the second half.
59’ SUBSTITUTIONS: Barça make two changes: Ferran Torres comes on for Lamine Yamal and Sergi Roberto departs for the much-anticipated debut of João Cancelo.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Osasuna 0-1 Barcelona: Back underway in Pamplona!
HALFTIME, Osasuna 0-1 Barcelona: Barça missed three big chances in the first minute but didn’t play well for the rest of the period, but found a goal in the last play of the half and go into the break with a crucial lead.
45’+1 GOAL!!! Osasuna 0-1 Barcelona (Kounde): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! A crucial goal just before halftime as Ilkay Gündogan sends a corner into the box and Jules Kounde rises highest to head it home! Osasuna asked for a foul in the buildup, but VAR confirmed the goal.
KICKOFF!!! Osasuna 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway in Pamplona!
WELCOME TO EL SADAR!!! The beautiful home of Osasuna in the beautiful city of Pamplona is the site of a big Sunday night La Liga clash between the hosts and Barcelona, who come into this one looking for their third win in a row to go into the first international break of the season with some momentum. But it won’t be easy against an Osasuna side that’s won two of their first three games and are always very difficult to face in their home ground, so this should be all kinds of fun. And you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!
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Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Kounde, Christensen, Balde; Romeu, De Jong; Yamal, Gündogan, Gavi; Lewandowski (4-2-3-1)
Substitutes: Peña (GK), Kochen (GK), Iñigo, Cubarsí, Alonso, Cancelo, Casadó, Fermín, Raphinha, Félix, Ferran
Starting XI: Aitor; Areso, Catena, Herrando, Cruz; Muñoz, Ibáñez; García, Aimar, Arnaiz; Raúl (4-2-3-1)
Substitutes: Herrera (GK), Vidal, Unai, García, Torró, Moncayola, Ávila, Barja, Peña, Gómez, Budimir, Mojica
Competition/Round: 2023-24 La Liga, Matchday 4
Date/Time: Sunday, September 3, 2023, 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Monday)
Venue: El Sadar, Pamplona, Spain
Referee: Miguel Ángel Ortiz Arias
VAR: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández
HOW TO WATCH
On TV: ESPN Deportes (USA), SuperSport (Nigeria), Sports18 (India), Viaplay Sports 1 (UK), Not Available (Spain, Canada), others
Online: ESPN+ (USA), LaLigaTV (UK), DAZN (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!