After being knocked out of the Champions League group stage earlier, Barcelona ended the 12th round of La Liga in the 2022/23 season with a goal from Lewandowski in the final stages of the game. 1-0 thrilling victory over Valencia. After taking all 3 points, Harvey’s team temporarily returned to the first place in the standings with 31 points.
Only 23 seconds into the campaign, Reno pushed a shot from the penalty area, but was confiscated by Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen. In the 13th minute, Pedri sent a straight pass from the middle, and Fati shot at the penalty spot, and then Valencia goalkeeper Mamar Dashvili blocked the ball with his face.
In the 23rd minute, Alba made a cross from the left. The defender of the opponent kicked Lewandowski during the clearance. Then Fati pushed and scored in front of the small penalty area in the middle, but was sentenced for offside. invalid. In the 38th minute, De Jong made a cross from the right, and Conde on the left headed the goal in front of the small penalty area but missed the goal post.
In the 44th minute, Alba made a cross from the left, and Lewandowski followed up from the small penalty area in the middle, but hit the post with a header.
Barcelona are currently tied with Real Madrid on 31 points
In the 50th minute of the second half, Coria made a cross from the right, and then Reno responded with a volley from the back. However, when the referee on duty looked back at the VAR, he ruled that Marcos Andre had touched the ball with his hand first, and the goal was invalidated, making Valencia lose the chance to take the lead.
In the 63rd minute, after crossing the defense from the left, Ferran Torres pushed a shot from the left side of the penalty area and was saved. In the 84th minute, Pedri crossed from the right side of the penalty area. After Ferran Torres’ push shot from the middle of the small penalty area failed to form a crisis, Rafinha made a supplementary shot but kicked it away.
In the stoppage time of the second half, Rafinha picked a pass from the right, and Lewandowski ejected from the right corner of the small penalty area and hit the far corner, which finally helped Barcelona beat Valencia 1-0.
After winning 3 consecutive league games, Barcelona has 31 points in the standings with Real Madrid, who have one game less, and temporarily ranks first with a goal difference advantage.