Barcelona faced a challenging Sunday afternoon against Deportivo Alaves in La Liga, initially falling behind. Yet, the talismanic Robert Lewandowski orchestrated a remarkable comeback, scoring a decisive brace that not only leveled the score but also secured a crucial victory.
Despite Alaves taking an early lead with Samu Omorodion’s goal, Barcelona rallied in the second half. Jules Kounde, who had a tough time defending against Omorodion, redeemed himself by providing a crucial cross for Lewandowski’s header.
Booed off at halftime, Barcelona emerged with renewed determination. Kounde’s positional shift to right back proved pivotal as his cross set up Lewandowski’s equalizer eight minutes into the second half. Alaves, though initially resilient, faced a setback when Abdal Abqar’s hasty clearance resulted in a penalty after bringing down Ferran Torres. Lewandowski capitalized on the opportunity with a confident penalty, securing the win for Barcelona.
This victory keeps Barcelona within four points of Girona at the summit of La Liga, while Alaves remains in the 14th position.