Robert Lewandowski’s Heroic Penalty Seals Barcelona’s Victory Over Osasuna

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In a tense La Liga clash, Barcelona triumphed 2-1 over Osasuna, thanks to Robert Lewandowski’s decisive penalty. The match held added significance for Lewandowski, who had a challenging history at Osasuna’s stadium.

Exactly a year ago, on November 8th, Lewandowski’s clash with David Garcia led to a second yellow card and suspension. Despite Barcelona’s 2-1 win, that night continued to haunt him.

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Despite the adversity, Lewandowski excelled in his debut season, winning the league title and the Golden Boot. This season, Lewandowski scored in the third round against Villarreal (4-3) and returned to Osasuna’s stadium on Sunday.

Barcelona took the lead when Jules Kounde headed home Ilkay Gundogan’s corner in first-half stoppage time. The second half remained relatively uneventful until the 71st minute, when Lewandowski’s goal was controversially denied.

Osasuna responded swiftly, with Chime Avila scoring a powerful long-range goal in the 76th minute, leveling the score. The pivotal moment occurred in the 81st minute when Lewandowski was fouled in the box by Alejandro Catena, leading to a penalty and a red card for Catena. Lewandowski confidently converted.

With this win, Barcelona sits third in the league with 10 points, while Osasuna is 10th with 6 points. Real Madrid leads with 12 points.

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