Barcelona Striker Lewandowski Ends Goal Drought with Brace in Win
Barcelona, Spain – Robert Lewandowski, a striker for Barcelona, scored two goals on Sunday, Nov. 12 to help the Spanish champions secure a 2-1 victory over Alaves in La Liga play.
Lewandowski’s drought-ending performance was instrumental in rescuing Barcelona from a potential struggle against visiting Alaves. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid made a comeback to defeat Villarreal 3-1, and Sevilla managed to draw 1-1 with Real Betis in a highly charged Seville derby.
Alaves took the lead with a goal from Samu Omorodion in the first minute of play. However, a second-half double by Lewandowski secured Barcelona’s victory.
The win keeps Barcelona close to the league leaders, Girona and Real Madrid. Lewandowski, who scored his seventh league goal, put an end to his stale period of no goals in six consecutive matches.
The victory also comes as a relief to Barcelona, who has been dealing with extensive media criticism. Xavi, the head coach, attributed the tense atmosphere to the overall team’s performance.
Xavi also said the team is not in crisis, despite recent setbacks against Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk. However, the game against Alaves started off challenging for Barcelona, as they conceded a goal just 18 seconds in.
While Barcelona struggled, Atletico Madrid celebrated a successful comeback against Villarreal, with an outstanding performance by Antoine Griezmann. Griezmann scored his 300th club and country goal, helping Atletico secure a win, making them fourth in La Liga.
Diego Simeone, celebrating a new contract with Atletico Madrid, praised Griezmann and expressed confidence that he will continue to make significant contributions to the club.
Overall, the weekend’s games brought some relief to Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, and Sevilla in La Liga play.