Record-setting Barcelona secure late victory against 10-man Osasuna
Barcelona defeated Osasuna to set the record for the most clean sheets in a LaLiga season.
Barcelona defeated Osasuna to move closer to winning their first LaLiga championship in three years.
Osasuna’s loss of a player gave the hosts an early advantage, but Jacoba Arrasate’s team resisted and nearly managed to steal a point before a late Jordi Alba goal gave the Blaugrana the victory.
How it took place.
When Jorge Herando, making his professional debut, was sent off in the 26th minute for a last-man foul on Pedri, who was through on goal, Xavi Hernandez’s team had a chance to make it two victories in two against ten men at Camp Nou.
Ansu Fati was substituted early by Xavi after Gavi suffered a groin strain as Barcelona controlled possession and attempted to break through a solid Osasuna defense. .
Barcelona’s failure to take advantage of opportunities and half-chances as the game advanced was a display of profligacy. .
With a quick reach into his bench, the Spanish tactician introduced Ousmane Dembele, Eric Garcia, and, later, Jordi Alba and Ferran Torres.
The adjustments raised the caliber of Barcelona’s chances, which ultimately resulted in a goal when Jordi Alba netted a half-volley to give Barcelona the lead in the 85th minute.
The goal was enough to win the game, moving them closer to the league title, while Osasuna will dust themselves off and get ready for the Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid in four days.
Furthermore, Barcelona’s season total of clean sheets is now 25, which is a record for the most in a single LaLiga season.