Lewandowski brace helps Barcelona complete comeback win against spirited Alaves

Lewandowski brace helps Barcelona complete comeback win against spirited Alaves

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 18:23 - 12.11.2023

Barcelona avoided consecutive home league defeats as they came from behind to beat Deportivo Alavés 2-1 in La Liga.

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How it happened

Barcelona conceded after just 17 seconds. Samu Omorodion,  tapped home Javi López’s cross before Barca could blink, netting Alavés’ fastest strike in La Liga history.

Barca huffed and puffed and went in with the deficit to Xavi's great dissatisfaction.

Eight minutes into the second half, Kounde delivered a delicious cross for Robert Lewandowski, who glanced his header beautifully into the bottom corner. 

He then secured his brace from the penalty spot, thumping home his seventh league goal after substitute Ferran Torres was fouled by Abdel Abqar.

Barca will be relieved to be back to winning ways and this victory lifts them up to third in the table.