Barcelona thump Osasuna in La Liga and gain a valuable 3 points that begins to send us up the table, in search of vastly closing the gap in points by the end of the year. Ronald Koeman’s side played a largely complete performance, and dominated Osasuna from start to finish in what was ultimately an impressive display and a crucial victory.
Martin Braithwaite opened the scoring for Barcelona, and played a vital role throughout the match, as his importance in this Barça squad continues to rise, and the half was ended with a glorious volley from Antoine Griezmann who now has 4 goals and 2 assists in his last 6 Barça appearances.
The Catalans continued their dominance in the second half and made it three following a goal from Philippe Coutinho, and the scoring was wrapped up by a stunning solo goal from Lionel Messi, who’s celebration in tribute to the late Diego Maradona was a great touch of class.
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.