Objectives from Barcelona’s newest teenage abilities weren’t sufficient to avoid wasting Xavi Hernández’s aspect from every other letdown Sunday after a overdue strike gave Osasuna a 2-2 draw within the Spanish league.
Barcelona was once main 2-1 after 19-year-olds Nico González and Abde Ezzalzouli scored their first targets since becoming a member of the workforce from the membership’s early life squads this season.
However Osasuna replace Chimy Ávila struck from lengthy vary, with the ball deflecting off a Barcelona defender earlier than entering into, to tug the hosts degree with 4 mins to head.
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Nico and Abde shape a part of a gaggle of younger avid gamers, along side Pedri González and Gavi Páez. The crowd is offering the one shiny aspect to a dark marketing campaign for Barcelona.
Barcelona has simplest gained as soon as at the street within the league this season, following the go out of Lionel Messi.
Barcelona is in 8th position, 15 issues at the back of chief Actual Madrid which hosts protecting champion Atlético Madrid later Sunday.
The draw at Osasuna got here after back-to-back defeats for Barcelona. It had misplaced 1-0 at house to Actual Betis within the league earlier than falling 3-0 at Bayern Munich to go out the Champions League on the workforce section for the primary time in 17 years.
Barcelona was once taking part in with out injured most sensible scorer Memphis Depay. Defender Samuel Umtiti performed his first mins of the season as a marvel inclusion in Xavi’s beginning 11.
Additionally Sunday, Villarreal beat Rayo Vallecano 2-0 at house.