Barcelona registered an incredible victory over Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou the other night. The Catalans successfully took down the league leaders and are now back in the game. Of course, the road towards the top is still very difficult and long but this is a great start.
Mundo Deportivo are saying that Barcelona are hooked and that they’ve demonstrated the best half of the season yesterday night.
Even though they couldn’t sustain it for the full 90 minutes, Ronald Koeman’s troops showed heart and skill to reach the fifth place in the table, six points behind the first-placed team.
SPORT are saying the same thing, suggesting that there is a race to be had for Barcelona in La Liga after all.
They even call it a resurrection of sorts as the Catalans finally show what they’re capable of by taking down the league leaders and announcing themselves to Spain.
Goals from Frenkie de Jong and Jordi Alba sealed the deal for Barcelona as they managed to snatch away all three points at the Camp Nou.
Ilaix Moriba speaks following his first screamer goal for Barcelona
Ilaix Moriba has scored his first goal for Barcelona in stunning fashion. The teenager came on as a substitute against Osasuna and linked up with Lionel Messi to get off the mark for the club.
After enjoying a wonderful time with the first team in this past month and a half, making his senior debut against Cornella in the Copa del Rey, the midfielder has gone from strength to strength. He made
Moriba replaced Sergio Busquets in the 67th minute for his fifth appearance of the season. In the final moments of the game, linked up with Lionel Messi, feinted onto his left foot before unleashing a fierce left footed shot into the top corner.
Ronald Koeman was full of praise for the youngster after his cameo against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey in midweek, and his faith in the Barça B youngster has once again paid major dividends.
The 18-year-old’s goal sealed an eighth away win of the league campaign for Barcelona, after Jordi Alba opened the scoring in the first half with a magnificent finish from a stellar lobbed through pass from Messi.
“I will never forget this moment until I die. This is where Ansu scored too. He is like a brother to me, he is from the family,” said Moriba in the post-match interview (via BarçaTV+).
Moriba added: “I want to dedicate this goal to my father and La Masia where I have learned a lot from.”
Barcelona grabbed all three points at El Sadar against a tough Osasuna side to move within two points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. The Catalans will now be hoping that the Madrid derby tomorrow will help them close the gap at the top even further.
Ilaix is also confident that they still have a chance for the title: “La Liga isn’t over for us. We will fight till the end. That is the DNA they taught us at La Masia.”