Barcelona slump to 18-year low in La Liga after Alaves draw

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Barcelona are set for their most noticeably awful beginning in a La Liga crusade since 2002-03 after their 1-1 draw with Alaves on Saturday.

Ronald Koeman has seen his side get only eight focuses from six games so far with Barca presently twelfth in La Liga and on a large portion of the purposes of alliance pioneers Real Madrid, who have played an additional game.

In spite of winning sequential Champions League matches, Barcelona have neglected to win their previous four games in Spain's first class with their keep going triumph going ahead October 1 against Celta Vigo.

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From that point forward Koeman's side have been held to draws by Sevilla, Getafe and Alaves, while they lost El Clasico 3-1 to Real Madrid a weekend ago.

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The last time Barcelona began a season so seriously they finished the mission in 6th - a completion Koeman will be frantic to maintain a strategic distance from.

On Saturday, a howler from Neto gave Alaves the lead in the 31st moment before Barca leveled by means of Antoine Griezmann in the 63rd moment - only minutes after Alaves saw Jota shipped off for a subsequent yellow card.

Koeman's men pushed hard for the victor against 10 men, making 25 efforts to Alaves' four and flaunting 80% belonging, yet neglected to discover another objective as they needed to make due with a disillusioning point.

Lionel Messi made 10 efforts over the hour and a half yet neglected to get his name on the scoresheet and has now scored only once from his previous 45 direct free-kicks for Barcelona.

Alaves goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco end up being the legend on the night as he made seven recoveries - the most by any shot-plug in La Liga this season.

Talking after the Alaves draw, Frenkie de Jong focused on Barcelona need to begin benefiting as much as possible from their ascendency.

"We have to dominate these matches," De Jong disclosed to Barca TV. "I think particularly in the second half we were squeezing them a ton and made a great deal of chances or possibilities. Possibly somewhat unfortunate, I don't have the foggiest idea. The primary half was bad enough."

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