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In a thrilling clash against Deportivo Alaves, FC Barcelona, led by coach Xavi Hernandez, secured a dramatic 2-1 victory. Despite conceding just 17 seconds into the match, the Blaugrana fought back, thanks to the heroics of Robert Lewandowski, who ended his goal drought with a stunning brace.
Early Setback and Lewandowski’s Response
The game started with a shock as Alaves took the lead in the 17th second. However, Barcelona responded swiftly, and in the 53rd minute, Lewandowski leaped high to head home Jules Kounde’s cross, leveling the score. Nine minutes later, the Polish striker converted a penalty earned by Ferran Torres, putting Barcelona ahead 2-1.
Alaves Threats and Lewandowski’s Brilliance
Despite Alaves showcasing early threats, with Samu Omorodion missing key chances, Lewandowski’s aerial prowess turned the tide for Barcelona. His clinical finishing not only equalized the score but also secured the vital three points for the team.
Following the win against Alaves, Barcelona sits in third place in the La Liga table. They trail Girona by four points in the top spot and Real Madrid by two points in second place.