Barcelona Earns Frustrating Draw Against Osasuna

Ansu Fati with Barcelona in 2019.
Ansu Fati with Barcelona in 2019. Photo by Bagu Blanco/BPI/Shutterstock (10367834eg)

At today’s 3rd fixture of the Spanish La Liga, defending champions Barcelona dropped points again. Away from Camp Nou, they earned a disappointing 2-2 draw against the newly promoted team Osasuna in Pamplona. The visitors were yet again without their main stars, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, who are still recovering from injuries. 

Osasuna opened the score early in the 7th minute through Roberto Torres, after a cross from Brendon Llamas. This proved the weakness in Barcelona’s defense yet again as they managed to concede a goal in all three matches so far. Barcelona controlled the ball but without a single chance in the first 45 minutes, as Osasuna focused on counter-attacks after the goal. 

After half-time, the 16-year-old Assumane Fati made a debut for Barcelona’s first team and scored the goal which leveled the score in the 51st minute. He is now Barcelona’s youngest goal-scorer in history. After the goal, Barcelona pushed Osasuna in their own half, forcing them to defend their base. 

Ernesto Valverde replaced Rafinha with Arthur and the Brazilian scored his first goal for the Catalonians in the 64th minute, overturning the result. Osasuna earned a deserved point after  Roberto Torres scored his 2nd goal, this time from the penalty spot after Pique was shown to have touched the ball with his hand in the box.