Jordi Alba Own Goal Sees Athletic Draw Level

Barcelona went in at the break 1-0 up thanks to a great free-kick from Leo Messi, but the joy didn’t last long.

In the 49th minute, Raúl García put a ball in the box, looking for De Marcos, but what he found was a Jordi Alba who couldn’t do anything to avoid scoring into his own net.

The second half had just started when Athletic Bilbao equalised. They did so after a measured cross from Raúl García for De Marcos which was finished perfectly by an unlikely suspect: Jordi Alba.

The passage of play started with a deep pass for the always active Raúl García, one of those players that refuses to get old and that, moreover, improves and grows against the big teams,

He picked up the ball at the side of the box, lifted his head and saw his teammate Óscar de Marcos, another veteran, run towards the box. And the ball was for him.

The player from Laguardia fought with Jordi Alba in his run, and the full-back had him beaten. The action was doomed to fail… but it did not.

Jordi Alba put his foot at the right moment, therefore avoiding De Marcos from scoring, but with such bad luck that he ended up putting the ball in the back of his own net, despite Ter Stegen’s stretch.

The Barca full-back vehemently protested the goal, alleging a foul in attack by his opponent, but his complaints only served to earn him a yellow card from Mateu, who did not receive any correction from VAR.

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