Barcelona Vs Osasuna Football Match Score 9 November 2022
Barcelona seek their fifth consecutive victory when they visit Osasuna in a 2022-23 Spanish La Liga match on Tuesday. Barcelona (11-1-1) have posted four clean sheets during their winning streak following Saturday’s 2-0 triumph over Almeria. Osasuna (7-2-4) are riding a streak of their own as they’ve posted three wins and a draw over their last four contests. Los Rojillos edged Celta Vigo 2-1 in their last outing on Saturday. Barcelona have been the best team in La Liga both offensively and defensively thus far. The side has scored a league-leading 31 goals while allowing only four — five fewer than the next best club. Three of the four goals surrendered came in one game, and Barca has posted 11 clean sheets in 13 contests.
Robert Lewandowski has not disappointed in his first season with Barcelona after spending the previous 12 in the German Bundesliga, including the last eight with Bayern Munich. The 34-year-old Polish forward leads La Liga with 13 goals and recorded four during a three-game streak prior to the win against Almeria. Lewandowski registered his fourth two-goal performance in a 3-0 victory against Villarreal on Oct. 20 and netted the lone goal in a 1-0 triumph over Valencia nine days later. Los Rojillos have scored six times during their unbeaten streak, with Ezequiel Avila accounting for half of those goals. The 28-year-old opened the scoring in a 2-0 win against Real Valladolid on Oct. 30 and netted both goals in the triumph over Celta Vigo, including one in the 28th minute that snapped a 1-1 deadlock. Avila leads the team and is tied for sixth in La Liga with six goals in 12 games, matching his total over 36 matches last season.
Seven other players have scored for Osasuna this season — including striker Kike and midfielder Aimar Oroz, who are tied for second on the team with two goals apiece. The 20-year-old Oroz is in his first full season with Osasuna after making his debut with the side in 2019-20, when he appeared in one La Liga match. Midfielder Moi Gomez, who spent the previous three campaigns with Villarreal, scored his first goal for Osasuna in the victory against Real Valladolid. Barcelona’s final match before the campaign breaks for the World Cup will take place at Estadio El Sadar on Tuesday night, with high-flying Osasuna welcoming the Catalan giants in La Liga. The visitors will enter the match off the back of a 2-0 victory over Almeria on Saturday, while Osasuna beat Celta Vigo 2-1 to make it 10 points from their last four matches during a strong run of form. Since losing 2-0 at Villarreal on October 17, Osasuna have beaten Espanyol, Real Valladolid and Celta in the league, in addition to drawing 1-1 with Girona, and the strong run has seen them move into fifth spot in the table.
Los Rojillos have won seven, drawn two and lost four of their 13 league games this season to collect 23 points, which has left them level with third-placed Atletico Madrid. A double from Ezequiel Avila saw Jagoba Arrasate’s side record a 2-1 victory over Celta on Saturday, and the home team will now be looking to make it three victories in a row on Tuesday night.Osasuna, who have another game against Fuentes in the Copa del Rey on Saturday, suffered a 4-0 defeat in their last clash with Barcelona back in March, but the points were shared in a 2-2 draw at Estadio El Sadar last term. The Pamplona-based outfit have finished 10th, 11th and 10th in their last three La Liga campaigns, but they were seventh as recent as 2011-12, and a European challenge this term cannot be ruled out considering their results and performances in the opening months of the campaign. Barcelona, meanwhile, will enter the match off the back of a 2-0 victory over Almeria on Saturday night, with Gerard Pique bidding farewell to Camp Nou, as he prepares to retire from professional football.
Pique captained the Catalan giants on what was an emotional night for the centre-back, and Xavi’s side managed to secure an important three points courtesy of second-half goals from Ousmane Dembele and Frenkie de Jong, with the result moving them back to the top of the table. Barcelona, meanwhile, will enter the match off the back of a 2-0 victory over Almeria on Saturday night, with Gerard Pique bidding farewell to Camp Nou, as he prepares to retire from professional football. Pique captained the Catalan giants on what was an emotional night for the centre-back, and Xavi’s side managed to secure an important three points courtesy of second-half goals from Ousmane Dembele and Frenkie de Jong, with the result moving them back to the top of the table.
Osasuna will be missing on-loan Barcelona attacker Abde Ezzalzouli due to a thigh problem, while Kike Saverio is again expected to miss out with a tendon injury. Sergio Herrera also remains a doubt, but the home side have no fresh concerns from their clash with Celta last time out, so it would not be a surprise to see the same XI feature here. Avila is likely to be joined in the final third of the field by Kike Barja and Ante Budimir, while Lucas Torro, Aimar Oroz and Moi Gomez should again feature as the midfield three. As for Barcelona, Pique is technically available for this match, but it is unlikely that he will play a part, especially with Andreas Christensen and Eric Garcia now fit and available for selection. Memphis Depay and Jules Kounde have again been left out of the squad, while Ronald Araujo, Sergi Roberto and Franck Kessie also remain on the sidelines through injury. Head coach Xavi is expected to make changes to the side that started against Almeria, with Ansu Fati, Gavi, Eric Garcia and Christensen potentially coming into the XI. Sergio Busquets could potentially drop out of the midfield for the first whistle, with Frenkie de Jong playing alongside Gavi and Pedri in a midfield three.
Osasuna possible starting lineup:
Fernandez; Pena, U Garcia, D Garcia, Sanchez; Oroz, Torro, Gomez; Avila, Budimir, Barja
Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Ter Stegen; Balde, Christensen, E Garcia, Alonso; Gavi, De Jong, Pedri; Dembele, Lewandowski, Fati