Barcelona, in a La liga encounter on Sunday, rallied from behind to secure a victory against struggling Alaves, with Robert Lewandowski playing a starring role.
The match kicked off with a shocker as Samu Omorodion found the net just 18 seconds into the game, giving Alaves an unexpected lead.
However, Barcelona’s Lewandowski was not to be outdone, as he leveled the score with a powerful header from Jules Kounde’s precise cross.
The Polish striker then stepped up when it mattered most, converting a crucial penalty after Raphinha was fouled, ultimately securing the win for his team.
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With this hard-fought victory, Barcelona currently holds the third position in the La Liga standings, trailing surprise leaders Girona by four points and standing just two points behind second-placed Real Madrid.
Lewandowski’s remarkable performance saw him bag his sixth and seventh goals in the Spanish top flight this season, ending a dry spell of six games without a goal. This was his longest goal drought at the club level since February 2011 when he played for Borussia Dortmund.
While Barcelona emerged victorious, their overall performance was far from flawless, with Omorodion’s early goal marking the quickest goal conceded by the team in a home league match this century.
Also, the match took place in the half-empty Barcelona Olympic Stadium, as the iconic Nou Camp was undergoing renovations. Barcelona also had a stroke of luck, with Omorodion missing a golden opportunity to extend Alaves’ lead with a close-range chance.
In summary, Barcelona’s comeback victory against Alaves, led by Lewandowski’s heroics, showcased the team’s resilience despite a shaky start, leaving them in contention for the top spot in La Liga.