Jordi Alba has played key role for Barcelona despite reduced minutes

Jordi Alba has played key role for Barcelona despite reduced minutes

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The left-back has come to the team's rescue on several occasions this season

When the game gets congested and there is no way of breaking down the opposition wall no matter how many chances are created, Xavi Hernández finds the solution in Jordi Alba, a player who has been readapting to the needs of the team and has solved the problem on more than one occasion this season.

It happened this Tuesday against Osasuna. The entry of the player from L'Hospitalet gave criteria and sense to Barça's attacks from the left wing. He was the hero when he scored the goal that was worth three points and that practically left the league title won.

Jordi to the rescue

Alba celebrated by kissing the badge and with even more joy for scoring while wearing the captain's armband. But before Spotify Camp Nou went into raptures, Alba had already created several dangerous chances.

It was not the first time this season that he had unblocked a difficult situation with his experience and finishing ability. It also happened against Sevilla in game week 20. Barça attacked and attacked, but did not trouble Bono until, in the 58th minute, Jordi received the ball from Franck Kessie and unleashed a great left-footed shot. Barça won 3-0.

Also against Girona, he sparked the team, although Míchel's men managed to hold on to the goalless scoreline. In addition to two goals, the full-back has handed out six assists, his specialty, three of them in LaLiga. The first, for Robert Lewandowski, opened the scoring against Villarreal (3-0); the second, for Pedri, gave Barça three points at Montilivi; and the third, for Raphinha, sealed the 3-0 win over Sevilla.

Playing with friends

Alba reappeared on the Spotify Camp Nou pitch after the match against Osasuna, still wearing his Barcelona shirt, to chat for a while with one of his best friends, Javier Gordillo, who was accompanied by his family. He joked with Enzo, who was wearing Alba's '18', and was euphoric about the goal and, above all, the win.

Jordi Alba, tras el partido contra Osasuna

| Valentí Enrich

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