Barcelona wins with seven exciting goals, and Osasuna ends Valencia’s winning streak
La Liga: Barcelona won with seven goals, and Osasuna ended Valencia’s winning streak. Image source: IANS News
Madrid August 28: FC Barcelona secured a dramatic 4-3 win at home to Villarreal on Sunday night, thanks to an impressive performance from 16-year-old winger Lamine Yamal.
Barcelona seemed to be in pole position when Jaffe scored in the 15th minute, followed by Frenkie de Jong’s goal three minutes later, as the team advanced 2-0.
However, Villarreal came back strong. A Juan Foyth header in the 26th minute and Alexander Sorloth’s superb finish in the 40th minute leveled the scores.
Four minutes into the second half, Alex Baena’s curling ball curled past Marc-Andre ter Stegen and put Villarreal ahead.
And in the 67th minute, Lamine made an assist for Ferran Torres, to equalize the score for Barcelona. Shortly after, Robert Lewandowski sealed the win with a shot from close range, rebounding off Lamine’s initial shot that hit the post.
Elsewhere, Osasuna halted Valencia’s flawless start to the season with a 2-1 win at the Mestalla, in preparation for Thursday’s Conference League match in Bruges.
Nacho Vidal’s last-minute goal in the 95th minute secured victory for Pamplona, after it looked like Hugo Duro’s 80th-minute goal would save Valencia a point. This came after Aimar Oroz’s penalty kick goal earlier.
Athletic Bilbao showed resilience, coming back from 2-0 down against Betis at home. Early goals from Willian José and Isco were saved for Betis through two Bilbao penalties scored by Mikel Vesga and a Gorka Gorozita goal, giving the team a 3-2 lead at half-time. Bilbao continued their dominance in the second half, as young talent Unai Gomez finished off a 4-2 victory.
On Saturday, Sevilla faced a 2-1 home defeat by Girona, a dismal start to the season with three consecutive defeats.
Yangel Herrera led Girona in the 16th minute, before Nemanja Godelli equalized just before halftime. However, Alex Garcia put Girona back in front after the break. Controversially, Sevilla had a goal disallowed and a penalty awarded after VAR consultations.
In a dramatic finish, Cayley’s 95th-minute goal gave Almeria their first point of the season in a 1-1 draw against Cádiz, despite playing with ten men for almost half the match due to Edgar González being sent off. Cádiz’s first lead, thanks to central defender Luis Hernandez, made the result look like a missed opportunity.
Granada secured its first points of the season by defeating Mallorca 3-2. Miguel Angel, Brian Zaragoza and Mirto Uzuni scored the home team’s goals.
Another game on Saturday saw Jude Bellingham score his fourth goal in three matches, giving Real Madrid a narrow 1-0 victory over Celta Vigo.
Celta regretted the disallowed goal from Strand Larsen due to a foul on the new Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiba. In addition, Rodrigo’s penalty attempt was saved by Celta player Ivan Villar.
Real Madrid’s troubles were compounded by a possible hamstring injury to Vinicius Junior, possibly sidelining him for a few weeks.
The weekend started with a goalless draw between Las Palmas and Real Sociedad, Real Sociedad’s third consecutive draw this season.
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