La Liga highlights: Ten-man Osasuna thumps Barca 2-1 to hand Real Madrid title

Follow the LIVE score, updates of the La Liga 2019-20 season between Barcelona and Osasuna at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona will look to push Real Madrid until the final match of season with a win over Osasuna.   -  reuters

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of the La Liga match between Barcelona and Osasuna at the Camp Nou.

 

FULL-TIME: BARCELONA 1-2 OSASUNA

90+7' Luis Suarez almost equalises immediately for Barcelona after latches on to a low cross from Jordi Alba but hits the crossbar.

90+4' GOAL! That should be the end of Barcelona's title race. A tame pass from Lenglet is intercepted by Osasuna which counters through Roberto Torres who brings down a cross from the left hand side and squeezes it past Ter Stegen. It will be a miracle if Barca can overcome this deficit.

90+2' The fourth official announces seven minutes of added time as Osasuna struggles to clear the ball from its own box. Its pinball inside the final third as Aridane manages to kick the ball away on his third attempt.

90' Barca has thrown the kitchen sink at Osasuna. Aridane pops up at the right place as Vidal pounces on a loose ball just inside the box.

88' SAVE! Messi sends Ansu Fati through to the goal who tries to finish from a tight angle at the far post but Herrera gets down quickly to clear it out for a corner. Messi's resultant corner is cleared easily by the blue and whites.

85' Barca lays siege on the Osasuna box as De Jong floats a ball over the defence as Suarez thumps a header straight at Herrera who manages to block it.

80' Frenkie de Jong comes on for Riqui Puig while Jordi Alba replaces Junior Firpo. A cross from Messi at the far post sends Osasuna defence into panic mode as Herrera scampers off his line to collect the ball. Karim Benzema doubles Real Madrid's lead against Villarreal which cuts down the lead to one goal following a goal from Vicente Iborra's goal. Follow the match updates here.

76' RED CARD! Osasuna is down to ten man as Enric Gallego, who came on as substitute five minutes ago, is sent off for a elbowing Clement Lenglet in the face. The referee calls for a drinks break as Lenglet dabs some cotton on to his cut lip.

74' Osasuna makes a double change as Adrian and Jose Arnaiz comes off to make way for Kike Barja and Enric Gallego. Osasuna pours forward as Junior Firpo goes into the referee's book for a clumsy foul of Gallego.

72' Barcelona players get agitated as the VAR consultation takes more than a minute. Pique is shown a yellow card after confronting the referee about the review which confirms that Suarez was offside.

69' Flagged off-side! Luis Suarez gets on the end of a Messi cross from the right side. The Urugyuan chests down the ball and hits an acrobatic volley which slips through Herrera's palms. Suarez is incensed as the linesman had his flag up for off side.

66' Messi wins another free kick after being brought down by Inigo Perez but hits it over the bar. Oier receives a yellow card after arguing with the referee over the free kick. Setien takes off Rakitic to send Sergio Busquets in.

62' GOAL BARCELONA! Suarez goes down, rather easily, outside the box as Messi stands over the set-piece. The Argentine maestro curls in a stunning free kick which swerves into the near corner. The Blaugrana needs one more goal to keep its title hunt alive with Real Madrid leading 1-0 against Villarreal.

59' Double Substitution by Quique Setien! The Barca head coach sends in Luis Suarez and Arturo Vidal for Braithwaite and Nelson Semedo.

56' More frustration for Barcelona. Ivan Rakitic brings down Arnaiz outside the box with a cynical foul and is shown a yellow card. Osasuna is unable to capitalise on it and the host clears it away.

54' SHOT! Messi makes a run into the box as Semedo brilliantly holds off two defenders to Messi through to the goal. The Barca skipper takes a shot but is straight at the goalkeeper and Aridane hacks it clear. Semedo is booked for a high-boot challenge on Oier Sanjurjo.

52' Barca stations itself inside the Osasuna half but is squeezed for space on the wide areas. Pique loses out the ball to Estupenan. Sergio Herrera's goal kick is chased down by Arnaiz but is cut out by Lenglet.

49' Osasuna sets off on a counter attack as Arnaiz is stopped in his track by Pique. Barca wins a free kick outside the box after Rakitic goes down after a challenge from Inigo Perez. Messi's fires his shot wide off the top corner.

47' Chance! Braithwaite runs behind the defence and latches onto a Messi throughball. The forward puts it into the back of the net but the linesman raises his flag for off-side.

46' We are underway in second half! Ansu Fati cuts in from the left as he cuts back for Messi who tries a lob a ball over the defence but Osasuna clears it away.

HALF-TIME: BARCELONA 0-1 OSASUNA

45+6' Messi tries crosses from out wide on the right but is straight at Herrera who collects it comfortably.

45+3' Darko is in excruciating pain in what looks like a shoulder injury following a clash with Messi. The midfielder is stretchered off as the time goes beyond the added three minutes.

45+1' Brathwaite runs behind the defence after Messi gets a deflection off Estupenan on the right side. Raul Navas does brilliantly to knock the ball out of the box as Brathwaite tracks back and fouls Estupenan in the process. It is a clumsy challenge by the forward but the referee lets him go with a warning.

45' Osasuna has a spell of possession as Adrian Lopez is taken off the ball by Semedo. The full-back has so far been the home side's best player in the first half.

43' Almost an own goal! Lenglet plays a diagonal ball trying to find Rakitic at the near post as Estupenan goes for a headed clearance which sets Herrera scampering towards the ball. However, the ball goes wide off the goal post.

41' Semedo crosses into the box for Braithwaite to chase but Aridane gets ahead of the forward to head it away to safety.

39' Shot! A mesmerising run from Messi sees him exchanging two one-twos with Braithwaite and Rakitic as he reaches into the center of the box. He plays it to Ansu Fati who plays it back to him, Messi pulls the trigger but Herrera gets down quickly to parry the shot away.

37' Barcelona ramps up the pressure with four consecutive corners but Osasuna defence comes out on top every single time.

35' The referee calls for a drinks break as Barcelona tries to make inroads through the right flank. Estupinan gets beaten for pace by Roberto as the full back plays Braithwaite into the box but Inigo Perez does well to track the run and kick it out for a corner.

31' Braithwaite wins another free kick outside the penalty box as Messi bends it towards the far corner out of the keeper's reach as the ball flies narrowly wide off the woodwork.

29' Riqui Puig tries to put Roberto through to the goal as Estupinan scampers to clear the away for a throw-in. Darko takes the ball away from Rakitic and clears. News from Madrid, Karim Benzema scores against Villarreal to put Real Madrid ahead. Follow the match updates here.

26' Roberto wins a corner kick as Messi receives a short corner and cuts in. The Barca skipper floats a ball into the centre but Herrera is there to pluck it out of air.

24' Ansu Fati wins a corner as Messi sends a flat cross at the near post. Braithwaite tries a flick on but completely misses the mark.

22' Crossbar! Messi wins a free-kick on the edge of the box and curls into the top corner which clatters on to the crossbar. Osasuna needs more discipline if it is pull off an upset in Camp Nou.

20' Osasuna ups the tempo as its forwards win two corners and force Pique in to a last-ditch tackle at the near post. Jon Moncayola sends a venomous strikes from outside the box which narrowly the top corner.

16' GOAL OSASUNA! Jose Arnaiz stuns Barcelona. Estupinian runs behind Roberto and cuts it back for Arniaz who punishes slack defending from Pique and Lenglet to smash it home.

13' Barcelona presses higher up the pitch as Rakitic spray the ball wide for Fati. The teenager has no chance to cut inside after the losing the ball to Inigo Perez.

11' Ansu Fati wins free kick in a dangerous position, Messi plays it for Rakitic who gets a shot away form outside the box but is blocked by Raul Navas. Osasuna tries to counter but Semedo wins back possession in the centre to break the move.

10' Osasuna overloads the right wing to drag the Barca defence wide. Estupinan holds on to the switch pass on the left but is dispossessed by Semedo.

8' Osasuna plays a long ball forward on the left flank as Ter Stegen rushes outside the box and clear it away. So far, the host is on the back foot.

7' Shot! Osasuna has the first shot on target, though an easy save for Ter Stegen, after Jose Arnaiz barges into the box and pulls the trigger. Barca has its shot as Lenglet forays forwards and goes for a curler at the near post which flies wide.

5' Sedate start to the game as the Osasuna players take their own sweet time to take a throw-in and loses it to Rakitic.

3' Barcelona wins a free kick from over 40-yards out as Messi whips in a delivery that falls away from the wall and over the line for a goalkick.

1' OFF WE GO! Barcelona begins the proceedings hoping Real Madrid will lose at Alfredo di Stefano to Villarreal. The visitor has parked the bus as Messi and Suarez are cut out outside the box.

The La Liga title race could go Real Madrid's way if it beats Villareal at home. You can keep track of Real Madrid vs Villarreal updates here.

Line-ups:

BARCELONA (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Firpo; Roberto, Rakitic, Puig; Messi, Braithwaite, Ansu Fati

Substitutes: Neto (GK), Arnau (GK), Araujo, Alba, Busquets, Arthur, De Jong, Vidal, Suárez

OSASUNA (5-3-2): Herrera; Vidal, Navas, García, Aridane, Estupiñán; Pérez, Brasanac, Moncayola; Adrián, Arnáiz

Substitutes: Rubén (GK), Juan Pérez (GK), Roncaglia, Lato, Oier, Mérida, Torres, Aimar, Hualde, Gallego, Barja, Martínez

  • Head-to-head: Osasuna has faced Barcelona in 35 games and has won only 5 of them so far. Its last win at Camp Nou was way back in March, 2009. Jagoba Arrasate's men have picked up 21 points on the road and lost seven away games, which is impressive for the newly-promotes side. They will look to the 2-2 draw against Barcelona early in the season for inspiration.
  • Team News: Barcelona might not have Antoine Griezmann available for the tie after the France international complained about the thigh strain in the game against Valladolid where he was subbed off at half-time. Luis Suarez could be back in the starting XI after starting the Valladolid match from bench while young midfielder Frenkie de Jong could return to the team for the first time since June after being sidelined due to a calf injury. For Osasuna, Jose Arnaiz, Nacho Vidal and Kike Barja could start Robert Ibanez, Unai Garcia and Ruben Garcia are in doubt for the clash.
  • Form Guide: Barcelona - DDWWW ,Osasuna - WWDLW
  • What's at stake: Successful defence of the league title look almost impossible for Quique Setien who will look to keep Real Madrid waiting until the final matchday. A win would take Barca one point behind the leader which has the opportunity to win the league if beats Villarreal. Osasuna, which is 11th in the table, has the chance to jump to ninth if it can beat Barcelona today.

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