A week before the Clásico against rivals Real Madrid, FC Barcelona has reduced its gap to the leaders to one point.
17 year old Marc Guiu relieved an injury-stricken one Barca on Sunday (October 22nd, 2023) in the home game against Athletic Bilbao with his goal in the 80th minute to make the final score 1-0 (0-0). For Guiu It was also the debut goal on his professional debut for Barcelona.
On a pass from Joao Felix he escaped teenager left into the penalty area and pushed the ball into the far corner. Before that there was Barca It was difficult for long periods against a very combative Bilbao – even if goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen was hardly tested, especially in the second half.
Barcelona have their eyes on Real
Barcelona thus took advantage of Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw at FC on Saturday Seville and is third with 24 points, just one point behind league leaders Madrid. In between there is still something surprisingteam of FC Girona pushed.
The promoted team turned a 0-2 deficit against UD Almeria into a 5-2 (3-2) win and also has 25 points to their name.
Alaba scores into his own goal against Sevilla
Real Madrid came to FC with Toni Kroos and Antonio Rüdiger on Saturday Seville with Sergio Ramos only a 1:1 (0:0). The Royals had previously won three games in a row.
Real had an own goal from former Bayern professional David Alaba (74th) on their new team’s debut Sevillecoach Diego Alonso fell behind before ex-Leverkusen player Daniel Carvajal (78th) equalized with a header from a Kroos free kick.
Kroos and Rüdiger in the starting eleven
Kroos and Rüdiger were in Seville in the starting line-up when the hosts resisted from the start. Ivan Rakitic and Lucas Ocampos (23rd) had good chances, on the other hand the 37-year-old Real icon Sergio Ramos, now for, cleared Seville active, a free kick from Kroos (34th) on the line.
Real seemed better in the second half, but Alaba directed a deflected cross from world champion Marcos Acuna into his own goal. Four minutes later, Kroos found Carvajal with his free-kick cross from the right side.
Three points for Real Sociedad
Meanwhile, Real Sociedad defeated Real Mallorca 1-0 (0-0), while Getafe beat Betis Seville The score was 1:1 (1:1).