La Liga Santander: 10-man Alaves hold Barca after Neto howler

La Liga Santander: 10-man Alaves hold Barca after Neto howler

Spain: Barcelona goalkeeper Neto made an embarrassing gaffe as his aspect had been held to a 1-1 draw away to Alaves on Saturday, regardless of enjoying the ultimate half an hour with an additional man.

Barca fell behind within the 31st minute after a second of insanity from Brazilian keeper Neto, who clumsily allowed a again go from Gerard Pique to trickle by way of his legs in the direction of aim, and Luis Rioja nipped in to nudge the ball into the empty internet.

Alaves midfielder Jota was despatched off within the 62nd minute for a second reserving and Antoine Griezmann levelled moments later however whereas the Catalans saved on pouring ahead they didn’t take their flurry of late possibilities.

Barca, who had been overwhelmed 3-1 by Real Madrid final week, have taken solely two factors from their final 4 league video games and Ronald Koeman`s aspect sit 12th within the standings with eight factors from six matches.

“We are very angry because we really wanted the three points and we have to improve a lot,” stated Griezmann.

“We had loads of possibilities however solely scored as soon as. We are lacking loads of possibilities, me greater than anybody, nevertheless it`s nonetheless early within the season and I do know we`re going to get higher.

“We are not doing well, we need to improve and with hard work we will but we should stay calm because it`s a long season.”

The Catalans had produced their finest show below Koeman in Wednesday`s 2-Zero win at Juventus and made a powerful begin right here, losing an early probability to take the lead when Ansu Fati hared into the realm however fired broad of the far put up.

Griezmann additionally missed the goal within the first half whereas Lionel Messi noticed a free kick cleared off the road.

Alaves responded and Neto confirmed an indication of what was to come back when he spilled a tame shot on the ft of ahead Edgar, who missed the goal.

The goalkeeper`s catastrophic error noticed Barca fall behind for the fourth league recreation in a row they usually took their time to regain their composure.

They equalised with a cold-blooded end from Griezmann and continued to put siege to the Alaves aim however had been repeatedly thwarted by former Real Madrid keeper Fernando Pacheco, who denied Messi, Ansu and substitute Sergino Dest.

Griezmann and Messi, in the meantime, had objectives dominated out for clear offsides.

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