Barcelona players celebrate De Jong’s goal against Deportivo Alaves
Barcelonas only goal was scored by Frenkie de Jong.
Barcelona started the match with an attacking trio consisting of Ferran Torres, Luke de Jong and Abdel-Samad El-Zalzouli, while Dani Alves remained on the bench.
The match did not witness many chances in its first or second halves, but the first chance was made by Lou de Jong, who hit a wonderful aerial shot that passed just wide of the goal in the 13th minute.
In the 45th minute, Deportivo Alaves executed a typical counter-attack that ended with an easy shot in the hands of Ter Stegen.
De Jong almost scored in the 62nd minute after a cross into the penalty area with his foot, but goalkeeper Pacheco starred in the save before passing in front of Gerard Pique strangely.
In the 77th minute, Joselo fired a powerful header that almost scored the first goal for Alaves, but it passed near the goal of Ter Stegen.
Four minutes before the end of the original time, specifically in the 86th minute, Frenkie de Jong scored Barcelonas only goal, which brought the three points, taking advantage of a wonderful cross from Ferran Torres inside the penalty area to easily put it in the goal.
With this ninth victory for Barcelona in the league, his score rose to 35 points in fifth place, one point behind Atletico Madrid, who is in fourth place.