“I am concerned about the performance up front.” Ronald Koeman feeling the pressure at Barcelona

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Problems continue

Despite Barcelona’s impressive victory in Turin, their league woes continued. The Blaugrana went to face a Deportivo Alaves side who themselves were having a poor La Liga campaign.

Both sides started the day on 7 points, however Alaves had played two games for than the Catalans. An early goal from the Basque side, Luis Rioja nipped in and stole the ball from backup keeper Neto after the Brazilian keeper was caught with the ball under his feet.

Alaves looked like they might be holding firm until Jota was given a second yellow for a high foot into Gerard Pique’s chest. Just a minute later, Antoine Griezmann levelled the score and Barcelona’s victory appeared an inevitability.

However, Alaves keeper Pacheco was in inspired form. Saving from Lionel Messi, Sergino Dest and Miralem Pjanic. The Basque side held on despite the man advantage and Barcelona were left lamenting another toothless performance.