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Griezmann rescues 1-1 draw for Barca against ten-man Alaves

Antoine Griezmann rescues a 1-1 draw for Barcelona against ten-man Deportivo Alaves as Ronald Koeman’s side extend their winless run to four games.

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Antoine Griezmann equalised after his impressive chip over the keeper to make it 1-1

(The African Stand) — Barcelona‘s struggles this season continued after they were held to a 1-1 draw by ten-man Alaves – extending their winless run to four games.

The unfancied La Liga outfit took a shock lead against Ronald Koeman‘s men in the first half, with Luis Rioja firing home inside the area.

With the Catalan side failing to win since the start of October, they were in desperate need of a confidence-boosting victory and were given hope after the interval when Jota was given his marching orders for a second yellow – a high boot on Gerard Pique.

Antoine Griezmann capitalised almost immediately as his deft chip over the goalkeeper brought the scores level.

MATCH FACTS 

ALAVES: Pacheco, Navarro, Laguardia, Lejeune, Duarte, Battaglia, Mendez, Pina, Jota, Rioja, Deyverson

GOALS: Rioja 31

BOOKED: Jota, Deyverson

RED CARD: Jota

BARCELONA: Neto, Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Busquets, De Jong, Dembele, Messi, Fati, Griezmann

GOALS: Griezmann 63

BOOKED: Lenglet, Busquets, Messi

Ericson Mangoli

Written by Ericson Mangoli

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