Barcelona missed three points from their grip on Osasuna as a late goal from Shimi Avila secured the hosts a 2-2 draw in La Liga on Sunday.
Deprived of seven key players due to injury, Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez had to turn his attention to his youngsters, with Nico Gonzalez and 19-year-old Abdel-Samad Azzouli each scoring twice to lead the visiting team to the lead twice.
But Osasuna equalized first through defender David Garcia and then almost in injury time, with a low shot from Avila from outside the penalty area that hit Samuel Umtiti’s right foot.
Barcelona occupies eighth place in the table, and is still outside the European qualification centers, 15 points behind leaders Real Madrid.
Xavi told reporters on Saturday he was concerned after their 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich saw them knocked out of the Champions League by the group stage for the first time in nearly two decades.
He said the club needed to be reset, to create a new Barcelona.
However, their performance on Sunday in Pamplona was broadly similar, as his side continued to struggle to create chances and keep their opponents in stalemate.
Barcelona opened the scoring in the 12th minute when 17-year-old Jaffe found Nico with a minute long pass that smashed the Osasuna defense line and left him alone inside the area to score.
Osasuna responded immediately when Garcia called a superb header that came close to Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s right post.
Then a nervous confrontation with few chances became apparent. Barcelona’s second goal came from a counter-attack, made by Osasuna players complaining about a handball by Sergio Busquets.
Ousmane Dembele ran between the hosts’ crippled defense and Azzouli’s cross pass to hit a powerful ball into the net.
Osasuna never gave up, finding the equalizer with Avila’s attempt that left Barcelona stunned.
real Madrid 2-0 win against lukewarm Atletico Madrid, which is the tenth consecutive victory in all competitions that tightened its grip on the top spot in the Spanish League.
Karim Benzema, who was suspicious of the match with a leg injury and only played the first 45 minutes, made the most of his time on the pitch, hitting a superb cross from Vinicius Junior’s perfect cross to open the scoring in the first half. .
This was the seventeenth goal of his career against Atlético and thirteenth in the season to lead the top scorer in the Spanish League.
Vinicius Junior did not score but was the man of the match after getting another pass early in the second half, this time for Marco Asensio as Real Madrid stretched to 11 unbeaten streaks against their local rival in La Liga.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team leads the standings, eight points behind second-placed Sevilla, and eight points above Atletico in fourth, although it has played a game more than both.
Real Betis They maintained their impressive shape after mentoring real community 4-0 to stay in third place, just one point behind local rivals Sevilla in second place.
Left-back Alex Moreno scored two goals and Juanmi Jimenez set up the striker to score his 10th league goal this season and his sixth in his last four matches. Nabil Fekir scored another goal.
Sunday also, Villarreal get over Vallecano Ray 2-0 at home.
Serie A: Inter Milan tops the standings after defeat
intermilan They climbed to the top of the Serie A in style as Lautaro Martinez’s double helped them defeat Cagliari 4-0 at San Siro.
The champions dominated from start to finish to claim their fifth consecutive league win, as Argentine striker Martinez scored the goal and headed home in the 29th minute.
Martinez could have doubled his side’s advantage before the break, but saw a penalty kick blocked. The hosts didn’t have to wait long for the second, as Alexis Sanchez – on a rare start – hit the net five minutes into the first half.
Cagliari died and was buried from that moment on, and soon Hakan Calhanoglu added a third goal.
Martinez completed the scoring in the 68th minute by the end of the minute after controlling Nicolo Parilla’s perfect long pass, while a host of other opportunities came to make the win more comprehensive.
With both Milan and Napoli losing points this weekend, Inter took full advantage of reaching the top by one point behind rivals AC Milan, while Cagliari slipped to 19th place after taking 10 points from 17 games.
block strange target Naples From moving to the top of Serie A where they lost 1-0 at home to Empoli.
Empoli scored the only goal in the match in the 70th minute. A corner kick went from the left, and Andre Anguesa, Napoli midfielder, headed Patrick Cutrone’s head into the corner near the goal, and the rebound hit the ball into the net.
Napoli also hit the woodwork twice – once in the first half when Jeff Elmas hit 20 yards from the crossbar. Sukind’s goal came after Empoli took the lead when Andrea Petajna’s fierce shot rebounded from the base of the right post.
Juan Jesus grabbed the ball into the net after defending a goal, but it was ruled out for offside.
Atalanta They put their Champions League disappointment behind them as they fought back to win Verona He set a new club record with six consecutive away wins.
Alexei Miranchuk called off Giovanni Simeone’s opener in the first half and Teon Kompminers scored the winning goal in the 62nd minute – thanks in part to a major deviation from Verona defender Adrian Tamiz.
two Sassuolo A goal in six minutes of the second half by Domenico Berardi and Giacomo Rasbadori saw the host team fight to be defeated. Lazio 2-1. Mattia Zacani Lazio made a great start by scoring in the sixth minute.
Turin get over Bologna 1-2 inches further from the landing zone.
Ligue 1: Mbappe double sees Monaco defeat
Paris Saint-Germain They continued their march towards the French League title when a Kylian Mbappe Double earned them a clinical 2-0 win at home against Monaco.
Mbappe hit the net with a penalty and an accurate shot in the first half to give the league leaders 45 points from 18 games, 13 points ahead of second-placed Marseille, who have a game in hand.
Senegalese striker Bamba Deng scored with an amazing acrobatic shot Marseille won 2-0 at Strasbourg To move to second place.
Jorge Sampaoli’s side put in a strong defensive display to resist the pressure of Strasbourg and then broke the deadlock near the hour mark when Ding dialed in a Luis Henrique’s cross and fired a right-footed kick to send the ball into the net.
Doi Caleta Carr settled Marseille’s victory in the 81st minute with a header from a corner kick from Dimitri Payet in the near goal.
Goalkeeper Anthony Lopez kept his team afloat with a pair of decisive saves leon Draw 0-0 with the defending champion in the French League 1 Little.
Nice He continued his good performance on the road to finish a three-game streak without a 2-1 win in ren, with two goals from Kasper Dolberg and Youssef Atal.
The hosts regained a goal through Benjamin Beuregod’s attempt in the 59th minute and pressed hard to equalize, but Nice defended well until the end.
Metz He scored a decisive victory over his struggling teammates 4-1 Lorient To jump their opponents into the landing zone.
The hosts got off to a great start and went 3-0 up after 18 minutes. Lorient defender Moritz Jens brought some suspense into the game with a left-footed shot from close range that pared the lead, but Ibrahima Nyan put the match up with a superb header from Fred Bulaya’s pass.
Angers They lost 1-0 at home before Claremont. Bordeaux He also won 2-1 in you see.
German Bundesliga: Frankfurt beat Leverkusen in excitement
Bayer Leverkusen Throwed away with two goals to lose 5-2 in Eintracht Frankfurt And miss the opportunity to put pressure on Bayern Munich, the leaders of the German League.
Two early goals by Patrik Schick briefly seemed to put Leverkusen in control, but Brazilian defender Tota quickly responded with a volley for Frankfurt before Jesper Lindstrom equalized on the counter-attack.
Ivan Ndika gave Frankfurt the lead for the first time in the 50th minute, before Kristian Jakic and Djibril Sue boosted Frankfurt’s lead.
promotion Grether Forth He finally scored a historic victory in the German League, but there were no fans to see him.
Norwegian striker Havard Nielsen’s goal was enough for Forth to defeat him Union Berlin 1-0 for their first win of the season, although Forth remained at the bottom of the list. It was also the club’s first home win in the First Division after failing to win any of their home matches in their only previous Bundesliga season in 2012-13.
Cheers from club staff reverberated across the field after Nielsen’s shot was deflected during a stampede into the penalty area in the 56th minute. The state of Bavaria, the home state of Fürth, last week banned fans from attending sporting events after a spike in coronavirus cases. Union remains sixth.