FC Barcelona took on Osasuna in the Spanish La Liga game this Saturday afternoon in a bid to reduce the points gap at top of the table to just 3 points. However Osasuna had different ideas as they frustrated Barcelona for most part and it took best part of hour mark for Suarez to finally break to deadlock in second half. Lionel Messi grabbed a brace in last 15 minutes to wrap up a comfortable 3-0 win for Barcelona.
Osasuna 0-3 FC Barcelona Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga 2016-17 Match ]
59′ 0 – 1 Luis Suarez scored after the break to finally put Barcelona in lead. It was a difficult outing for Barcelona who struggled to get their usual dominance.
73′ 0 – 2 Lionel Messi
90′ 0 – 3 Lionel Messi
Match Highlights (English)
Osasuna were promoted to Spanish division 1 this season and they have found life difficult so far winning just 1 game off the opening 14 games which put them right down the bottom place. On paper Barcelona look a very solid side but their recent performances have been unpredictable to say the least. They go into the game on the back of 3 game winless streak and anything but a win will pretty much end their title challenge this season.
Team News & Lineups: Luis Enrique has been left frustrated by the front tio who never really hit the heights of last two seasons. Neymar is suspended while Suarez and Messi should start with Arda Turan upfront. Rakitic and Iniesta will keep their places in midfield alongside Sergio Busquets. Jordi Alba also returns in left back position and below is the possible starting lineups of both teams.
Match Predictions: Barcelona last won in La Liga back in 6 November 2016 when they took three points away from home against Sevilla. Since than they have been poor and this game give them oppertunity to get back their cutting edge. I am going with a comfortable win for Barcelona in this one and Messi to grab a couple of goals.