Barcelona's resilient comeback seals victory
The clash at the Barcelona Olympic Stadium began with an unexpected turn as Alaves striker Samu Omorodion pierced Barcelona's defense, scoring a mere 18 seconds after kickoff. The early goal placed Barca on the back foot, challenging the Catalan giants to respond with vigor.
Robert Lewandowski, Barcelona's striking spearhead, rose to the occasion, netting a critical equalizer with a 52nd-minute header. His prowess was again on display when he coolly converted a 77th-minute penalty, overturning the deficit and steering his team towards a much-needed win.
Barcelona's manager, Xavi Hernandez, made crucial tactical adjustments, notably shifting Jules Kounde to right fullback, which fortified the team's defense and catalyzed their attacking momentum. These changes were pivotal in altering the course of the game.
The victory elevates Barcelona to third place in LaLiga, with 30 points, just behind Real Madrid and leaders Girona. As the international break commences, Xavi's squad has the opportunity to regroup and refine their strategies, looking to mount a robust challenge for the top spot in the coming fixtures.