Ansu Fati turned into the third most youthful player to score in La Liga on Saturday yet the 16-year-old couldn’t safeguard Barcelona from being held to a 2-2 draw away at recently advanced Osasuna.
Fati evened out five minutes subsequent to going ahead at half-time and Barca looked liable to finish the rebound when Arthur Melo, additionally on a substitute, made it two 13 minutes after the fact at El Sadar Stadium.
However Roberto Torres, who had given Osasuna an early lead, conveyed a curve by scoring a late second from the punishment spot after Gerard Pique handballed.
As Barcelona will not abandon their quest for Neymar before the exchange window closes on Monday, this was another token of the ability that as of now exists in their positions.
Mentor Ernesto Valverde seems prepared to look to the future as opposed to the past, with Carles Perez, a 21-year-old result of La Masia, likewise giving two helps on his second back to back begin.
He ought to try and have scored the champ yet the worry will be that Barca required Fati and Perez by any means, notwithstanding considering the wounds to Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele.
Antoine Griezmann put on an announcement show in the success over Real Betis a weekend ago however he was calm again here and it stays to be seen whether the club’s leader Josep Maria Bartomeu feels dealings for Neymar should now be pushed over the line.
Guillermo Amor, Barcelona’s executive of institutional relations, told Movistar on Saturday the arrangement isn’t dead.
“The market closes soon yet regardless we have a couple of days,” said Amor. “Nothing is done and we are holding on to perceive what can occur. Obviously, something can occur at last. We are quiet.”
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Roberto Torres likewise got through the positions at Osasuna and has in excess of 200 appearances for the club. His twofold implies they are unbeaten from their initial three games, having come back to the top trip just because since 2017.
The two groups represented a moment’s quiet before commencement in a demonstration of help for Luis Enrique, Barcelona’s previous mentor and player, whose little girl Xana passed on matured nine a week ago. Barca’s fans at that point recited his name when the quiet finished.
Barcelona began gravely and deteriorated in the subsequent a large portion of, the opening 45 minutes strewn with lost passes and without a solitary possibility for the guests.
Osasuna likewise constrained the issue, squeezing hard and demonstrating more chomp than Barca, with Brandon and Roberto Torres causing a heap of issues for the Barca back line.
Their objective originated from Brandon, who wandered aimlessly down the privilege to leave Clement Lenglet on the floor. He sent a cross to the back post where Nelson Semedo got captured and Roberto Torres crushed home.
Barcelona never found their beat and it may have been Sergi Roberto putting a straightforward go out of play that induced Valverde to make a half-time change.
Fati went ahead for Semedo, with Sergi dropping into ideal back. The objective originated from that side too as Perez crossed and Fati ascended high, lingered palpably and controlled a header inside the post.
Changed, Arthur went ahead for Rafinha two minutes after the fact and inside a moment, Barca scored once more. Perez gave the help, liberating Arthur who utilized Jordi Alba’s covering raced to cut inside and twist into the furthest corner.
The diligent work looked done yet Osasuna encouraged. Juan Villar tried Marc-Andre ter Stegen and with nine minutes left, Pique handballed, permitting Roberto Torres to slide in the punishment for his second of the game.
Perez may have won it for Barcelona in the 88th moment. He had just Osasuna’s Ruben to beat however was gotten in two personalities and the shot was no more.