Barcelona drop even more points in La Liga, slipping up away to Alavés. Ronald Koeman’s side started the game extremely poorly, and found themselves behind at half-time, following some awful football and a howler from Neto. But when vast changes were made and Alavés were reduced to 10 men, Barça were able to heap pressure on the Basque outfit, but only managed to come out of Mendizorroza with 1 point, rather than 3.
The draw means that Barcelona have now only managed to pick up 2 points from a possible 12 available to them in their past 4 La Liga fixtures, and puts us in a worrying position, with the La Liga title almost out of sight after just our 6th game of the campaign.
Question marks will also be asked of Ronald Koeman regarding his team selection, and it will be interesting to see whether players such as Sergi Roberto and Sergio Busquets are taken out of the team in the coming weeks, to facilitate the introduction of players such as Sergiño Dest, Miralem Pjanić and Pedri.
Watch: Barcelona vs Huesca, Match Preview
Barcelona return to La Liga action and take on Huesca on Monday night at the Camp Nou in a crucial match in the La Liga title race. With Atlético Madrid dropping points to Getafe on Saturday, Koeman’s side have the chance to reduce the gap at the top to just four points with victory against Huesca.
Barcelona will know the importance of such a clash in the title race, and must ensure that all three points are won in what could turn out to be a tricky test at the Camp Nou. Pacheta’s Huesca have been improving of late and are a fun side to watch. So Ronald Koeman must ensure he selects a strong Barcelona side in order to wrap up an imperative victory.
Players such as Junior Firpo, Ilaix Moriba and Francisco Trincão will all be looking for starting spots tomorrow. But it will be Ronald Koeman who decides what side to select as Barcelona must look to keep relentlessly winning matches in La Liga.