Alaves 1-1 Barcelona: Four La Liga games without a win for Ronald Koeman's visitors


Barcelona are 12th in La Liga – eight points behind leaders Real Madrid

Barcelona failed to win for the fourth successive La Liga game after being held by 10-man Alaves.

The hosts, who started 15th in the table, took a surprise lead when Brazilian keeper Neto was dispossessed by Luis Rioja.

Alaves were reduced to 10 men when midfielder Jota was sent off for a second yellow card in the 62nd minute.

Antoine Griezmann equalised a minute later but Barca could not find a winner.

Ansu Fati was denied a goal on his 18th birthday by Fernando Pacheco’s excellent save, while Griezmann had a goal ruled out.

Pacheco frustrated Barca with further saves to keep out Lionel Messi, Miralem Pjanic and Sergino Dest.

While Barcelona top their Champions League group after wins over Juventus and Ferencvaros, they trail leaders Real Madrid by eight points in La Liga after dropping 10 points in six games.



  • 1Pacheco
  • 23Navarro JiménezSubstituted forAguirregabiriaat 41′minutes
  • 5Laguardia
  • 22Lejeune
  • 3DuarteBooked at 87mins
  • 6Battaglia
  • 16MéndezSubstituted forFranco Tavaresat 58′minutes
  • 8PinaSubstituted forMarínat 72′minutes
  • 24JotaBooked at 62mins
  • 11RiojaSubstituted forGarcía Sánchezat 72′minutes
  • 14Silva AcostaBooked at 22minsSubstituted forJoseluat 57′minutes


  • 2Rodríguez
  • 4Ely
  • 7Pérez
  • 9Joselu
  • 10Guidetti
  • 13Sivera
  • 17Marín
  • 18Franco Alviz
  • 19García Sánchez
  • 21Aguirregabiria
  • 29Sainz
  • 37Franco Tavares


  • 13Murara Neto
  • 20Roberto
  • 3Piqué
  • 15LengletBooked at 44minsSubstituted forGonzálezat 45′minutes
  • 18AlbaSubstituted forDestat 69′minutes
  • 5BusquetsBooked at 44minsSubstituted forPjanicat 45′minutes
  • 21de Jong
  • 11DembéléSubstituted forMachado Trincãoat 45′minutes
  • 10MessiBooked at 39mins
  • 22FatiSubstituted forBraithwaiteat 78′minutes
  • 7Griezmann


  • 2Dest
  • 6Aleñá
  • 8Pjanic
  • 9Braithwaite
  • 16González
  • 17Machado Trincão
  • 24Firpo
  • 26Peña
  • 29De la Fuente
  • 36Tenas
Alejandro José Hernández Hernández

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