De Jong ruined Basque party in Camp Nou: Barça crawls back to the top

FC Barcelona obtained some colour on the cheeks once more on Wednesday night, because of a second league victory in a row. Actual Sociedad may have taken first place within the Primera División in Camp Nou, however Barça didn’t need to take part within the Basque celebration: Ronald Koeman’s crew received 2-1, Frenkie de Jong signed for the successful objective.

The house crew began energetically at residence, however fell behind after half an hour of play. Portu breathed new life right into a turned nook and delivered the ball to the far submit, the place Willian José may stroll within the 0-1. Barça straightened his again in a short time and nearly instantly got here to the identical stage. A go from Antoine Griezmann stranded, however was picked up by Jordi Alba: the left again then curled the ball fantastically into the far nook.

Griezmann hit the bar moments later, however earlier than half-time it was nonetheless 2-1 because of De Jong. The controller scored on a go from Alba and was initially known as again for offside, however the VAR nonetheless accepted the hit.

After the break it remained thrilling for a very long time, partly as a result of Griezmann missed an imposed alternative. Barça hardly got here out of its personal field within the ultimate part and Mikel Merino, José and ex-Willem II’er Alexander Isak nonetheless smelled the equalizer. Nevertheless, it didn’t fall, permitting Barça so as to add his second three-pointer in a row. The Catalans are on twenty factors, good for a provisional fifth place: the hole with Atlético Madrid is six factors, however Los Rojiblancos have one match credit score left.

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