Barcelona missed three points at Osasuna after a late stunner from Chimy Avila ensured a 2-2 draw for the hosts in Sunday’s La Liga.
Deprived of seven key players through injury, Barça manager Xavi Hernandez was forced to turn to his young men and 19-year-old Nico Gonzalez and Abdessamad Ezzalzouli both scored as the visitors took the lead twice.
But Osasuna equalized first with defender David Garcia and then almost in injury time, with a low shot from Avila from outside the box that was deflected to Samuel Umtiti’s right.
Barcelona are eighth in the standings, still out of the European qualifiers and 15 points behind leaders Real Madrid.
Xavi told reporters on Saturday that he was concerned after the 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich which saw them exit the Champions League in the group stage for the first time in nearly two decades.
He said the club needed a reset, to create a new Barcelona.
Yet their performance on Sunday in Pamplona was more or less the same as his team continued to struggle to create opportunities and keep opponents at bay.
Barça opened the scoring in the 12th minute when 17-year-old Gavi found Nico with a precise long through ball that broke Osasuna’s defensive line and left him all alone inside the box to score.
Osasuna responded immediately with a perfect header from Garcia that touched the right post of Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
It then became a nervous encounter with few clear opportunities. Barcelona’s second goal came on the counterattack, achieved when Osasuna players complained of a Sergio Busquets handball.
Ousmane Dembele sprints in the midst of the hosts’ disorganized defense and crosses for Ezzalzouli who hits on the fly with power.
Osasuna, however, did not give up and found the equalizer with a shot from Avila that left Barça stunned.
real Madrid won 2-0 against a listless person Atletico Madrid, tenth consecutive victory in all competitions that have strengthened the hold on the first place of the Liga.
Karim Benzema, doubtful for the match with a leg injury and only played the first 45 minutes, made the most of his time on the pitch, hitting a fine volley on Vinicius Junior’s perfect cross to open the scoring in the first. weather .
It was the 17th goal of his career against Atletico and the 13th of the season that led the La Liga top scorers.
Vinicius Junior didn’t score, but he was the man of the match after earning another assist early in the second half, this time for Marco Asensio as Real extended their unbeaten streak against local rivals in La Liga to 11.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team is currently at the top of the table, eight points clear of second-placed Sevilla and 13 over Atletico in fourth, even though they’ve played one more game of both.
true Betis they kept their impressive shape after routing real society 4-0 to stay in third place, just one point behind local rivals Sevilla in second place.
Left-back Alex Moreno scored two goals and helped Juanmi Jimenez for the striker score his tenth league goal of the season and his sixth in his last four games. Nabil Fekir intervened with another goal.
also sunday, Villareal hit Vallecano radius 2-0 at home.
Serie A: Inter in the lead after the defeat
Inter Milan climbed to the top of Serie A in style thanks to Lautaro Martinez’s brace who helped them break through Cagliari 4-0 at San Siro.
The champions dominated from start to finish to earn their fifth consecutive league victory, with Argentine striker Martinez scoring the top and running with a header in the 29th minute.
Martinez could have doubled his team’s lead before half-time but saw a tame penalty parried. The hosts didn’t have to wait long for their second, however, as Alexis Sanchez – on a rare start – flew home five minutes after half-time.
Cagliari have been dead and gone from then on, and Hakan Calhanoglu soon added a third.
Martinez completed the scoring in the 68th minute with a delicate shot after putting Nicolo Barella’s perfect long one-inch pass in check, as a series of further chances came and went to make the win even more complete.
With Milan and Napoli losing points this weekend, Inter took advantage of it to reach the top, one point ahead of city rivals Milan, while Cagliari dropped to 19th place after scoring 10 points in 17 games.
A bizarre goal prevented Naples from the move to the top of Serie A losing 1-0 at home against Empoli.
Empoli scored the only goal of the game in the 70th minute. A corner was thrown from the left, Napoli midfielder Andre Anguissa hit the back of Patrick Cutrone’s head at the near post and the rebound took the ball to the back of the net.
Napoli also hit two woods, one in the first half when Eljif Elmas’ 20-yard shot hit the crossbar. The second comes after Empoli had taken the lead when a ferocious shot by Andrea Petagna came from the base of the right post.
Juan Jesus had the ball in the back of the net after a scrum on the goal line but was ruled out for offside.
Atalanta leave behind disappointment for the Champions League as they struggled to win in Verona and set a new club record of six straight away wins.
Aleksej Miranchuk nullified Giovanni Simeone’s lead in the first half and Teun Koopmeiners scored what would have been the winner in the 62nd minute, thanks in part to a huge deflection by Verona defender Adrien Tameze.
Two Sassuolo goals in six minutes of the second half by Domenico Berardi and Giacomo Raspadori saw the hosts fight to beat Lazio 2-1. Mattia Zaccagni had started Lazio in a great way by scoring in the sixth minute.
Turin hit Bologna 2-1 two centimeters from the relegation zone.
Ligue 1: Mbappe double sees Monaco beaten
Paris Saint Germain continued their march towards the Ligue 1 title when a Kylian Mbappe the double earned him a 2-0 home win against Monaco.
Mbappe found the bottom of the net with a penalty and a precise shot in the first half, bringing the leaders to 45 points in 18 games, 13 clear of Marseille, second in the standings, who have one game less.
Senegal striker Bamba Dieng scored with a fantastic aerobatic volley like Marseille won 2-0 to Strasbourg to move up to second place.
Jorge Sampaoli’s side put in a solid defensive display to stand up to the Strasbourg press and then broke the deadlock around the hour when Dieng connected with a Luis Henrique cross and unleashed his right-footed overhead to send the ball at the bottom of the net.
Duje Caleta-Car sealed Marseille’s victory in the 81st minute, with a header from Dimitri Payet’s corner at the near post.
Goalkeeper Anthony Lopes kept his team afloat with a couple of decisive saves like Lyon scored a 0-0 draw against defending Ligue 1 champions A little.
Cute continued his good form on the road to finish a three-game winless run with a 2-1 win Rennes, with goals from Kasper Dolberg and Youcef Atal.
The hosts recovered in the 59th minute with a shot from Benjamin Bourigeaud and pushed hard for the equalizer, but Nice defended well until the end.
Metz ensured an emphatic 4-1 victory over his comrades Lorient bypassing opponents in the relegation zone.
The hosts started very well and after 18 minutes they went 3-0. Lorient Moritz defender Jenz instilled some suspense into the match with a close-range left footed shot that narrowed the lead, but Ibrahima Niane put the game to rest with a fine header from Farid Boulaya’s assist.
makes you angry they were upset 1-0 at home by Clermont. Bordeaux he also won 2-1 to Troy.
Bundesliga: Frankfurt beat Leverkusen in the thriller
Bayer Leverkusen thrown away a two-goal lead to lose 5-2 to Eintracht Frankfurt and miss the chance to put pressure on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.
Patrick Schick’s opening two goals appear to have briefly put Leverkusen in control, but Brazilian defender Tuta quickly responded with a volley for Frankfurt before Jesper Lindstrom equalized from a counterattack.
Evan Ndicka gave Frankfurt the lead for the first time in the 50th minute on a rebound, before Kristijan Jakic and Djibril Sow added to Frankfurt’s lead.
Promoted Greuther Furth he finally got a historic Bundesliga win, but no fans were there to see him.
Norwegian striker Havard Nielsen’s goal was enough to beat Furth Union Berlin 1-0 for the first win of the season, although Furth remains last. It was also the club’s first home win in the top division, having not won any of their home games in their single previous Bundesliga season in 2012-13.
Cheers from club staff echoed in the stadium after Nielsen’s deflected shot during a brawl in the box in the 56th minute. Furth’s home state of Bavaria ruled last week to ban fans from sporting events after a surge in coronavirus cases. The Union remains sixth.