Barcelona are desperately in need of a striker after failing to beat an average team who are one man down. With 30 minutes left to play, Barcelona huffed and puffed to blow down defensive wall of Alaves who had their goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco to thank.
The keeper made seven world class save including two from Lionel Messi who couldn’t believe the keeper could dive so good and keep out his curler.
Thankfully, Antoine Griezmann equalized the goal with a fantastic lob to restore parity but, it was clear afterwards that goal wouldn’t have come had Jota not be dismissed for two bookable offence.
Barca’s biggest problem isn’t creating chances to score but, finishing it off which is why they need to sign Lautaro Martinez who can offer them the fire power to score goals and win games.
Already, Barcelona are losing grounds on the La Liga title after six game played and there’s a huge chance they finish the season trophy less and Lionel Messi will leave at the end of the season if the slump continues.
January is fast approaching and Barcelona fans will be anticipating the arrival of Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez and Lyon striker Memphis Depay to provide them the firepower.