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    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.

    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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