Barça’s bad start to the season continued as they dropped points for the second time this season in just their third league match of the season. Osasuna’s Roberto Torres scored twice while substitutes Ansu Fati and Arthur scored the Blaugrana. Torres scored first in the 6th minute to give Osasuna a 1-0 halftime lead over the hapless Blaugrana. Valverde took off Semedo and brought on the 16-year starlet, Ansu Fati. That substitution paid off quickly as Ansu Fati leaped in the air to meet Carles Pérez’s cross and headed in the equalizer in the 51st minute. Substitute Arthur came in for Rafinha and gave Barça what appeared to be the go-ahead goal in the 63rd minute. However, Osasuna were awarded a penalty when the ball struck Pique’s arm inside the box and Torres scored from the spot in the 80th minute. Carles Pérez had a chance to score the game winner after Arthur managed to time his pass perfectly to Pérez who found himself unmarked with only the keeper to beat. Unfortunately, Carles Pérez couldn’t control the ball and squandered his opportunity. Club football will be on hiatus as the international break is upon us but Barça will be back in action on Saturday, September 14, when they host the team that defeated them in last season’s Copa del Rey Final, Valencia.
Match Info (From Sport):
Osasuna: Rubén Martínez; Nacho Vidal, Aridane Hernández, David García, Pervis Estupiñán; Fran Mérida (Moncayola, 70′), Oier Sanjurjo; Roberto Torres, Rubén García (Rober Ibáñez, 65), Brandon Thomas (Juan Villar, 77′), & Chimy Avila.
FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo (Ansu Fati, 46′), Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Sergi Roberto, De Jong (Arturo Vidal, 82′), Carles Pérez (Ansu Fati, 77′), Griezmann & Rafinha (Arthur, 58′).
Goals: 1-0, Roberto Torres (M.6); 1-1, Ansu Fati (M.51); 1-2, Arthur (M.63); 2-2, Roberto Torres (M.80 – Penalty).
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera
Cautions: Busquets (12′), Sergi Roberto (32′), De Jong (36′), Brandon (43′), Valverde (52′), Moncayola (91′), Lenglet (93′), Piqué (94′).