Xavi brings more good news for Barca after the 3-1 win against Alaves

Xavi Hernandez and FC Barcelona picks up three valuable points in La Liga.

By Emmanuel Mendez

FC Barcelona gets a 3-1 win against Alaves in La Liga and are now third in the league table.
FC Barcelona gets a 3-1 win against Alaves in La Liga and are now third in the league table.
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FC Barcelona gets two wins back to back in La Liga after defeating Deportivo Alaves 3-1 away from home. Barcelona go up to third in the league table with 50 points and are 7 points behind Real Madrid who have a game in hand.

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That game in hand is tomorrow’s Madrid derby between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. The big game could bring the table race closer for Barca if Atletico Madrid wins tomorrow. Barca today are happy with the result and will look to gain more momentum for the next games in La Liga. Their next opponents in La Liga is against Granada next Sunday.

Xavi spoke after the game and mentioned how vital the win was for them. Xavi says, “Winning is always positive and there are 2 victories after my decision to leave. I already said that it was necessary, and here is the team's reaction. Today, finally, we have been more effective. The team has fought. We have been good with and without the ball. It was a good game that strengthens us.”

After Vitor Roque's controversial red card, Xavi could not avoid talking about the referee. He was furious to see his player receive a red card after scoring in the game. Xavi said, "I think we are paying for the Negreira case. You have already seen it today. But I am not going to talk more about the referees. Another mistake again! I only ask the referees to let us compete in the league. The red card of Vitor Roque is another mistake. It's one more against Barça... The reality is already being seen by everyone."

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Xavi calms fans down saying that Ilkay Gundogan did not suffer an injury and it was just a knock

Many Barca fans were concerned to see Ilkay Gundogan go off the pitch after picking what seems to be a back injury. He was forced out of the game, replaced by Roque in the 59th minute. Before his substitution he scored and assisted in the game.

Xavi spoke about Gundogan and said, "There are no injuries today. Gundogan had a knock on his back, but it's nothing. I replaced Pedri because he was tired. I've brought in Fermín to provide a little more legs to the team."

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