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Junior Firpo
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87'
Riqui Puig
Pedri
83'
Ilaix Kourouma
L. Messi
0 - 2
30'
Jordi Alba
L. Messi
0 - 1
26'
S. Umtiti
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Shots On Target 3 6
Total Passes 406 723
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Commentary

That's all for now though, goodbye!
The result means that Barcelona move within two points of leaders Atletico, while Osasuna remain in 13th.
Barcelona secure a 2-0 victory over Osasuna to close in on Atletico at the top. This was a tight game, that was punctuated by two Messi assists to set up a crucial win for the visitors. The first half had few chances, but Barcelona took the lead when Messi's curled throughball was collected by Alba who thumped a brilliant finish past Herrera. Osasuna were spirited and had two clear chances to equalise wasted by Ruben Garcia and Calleri, and they were made to pay late on. Moriba gathered a neat lay off from Messi and rode a challenge before bending a wonderful finish past Herrera to double the away side's lead and grab another three points. 
90' + 3' FULL TIME: Osasuna 0-2 Barcelona
90' + 1' Lopez receives a cut back from Budimir before screwing a shot high and wide from 15 yards.      
90' Three minutes of stoppage time are added. 
Junior Firpo
Yellow Card
88' Firpo is immediately shown a yellow card for a foul on Gallego.
Junior Firpo
Jordi Alba
87' Alba swaps out for Firpo at left back.
Riqui Puig
Pedri
87' Pedri is replaced by Puig in midfield for the visitors.
85' Well, that second goal should secure the win now for Barcelona, after the visitors had successfully held Osasuna at arm's length.
Oier
Lucas Torró
84' Torro departs with Sanjurjo taking his place.
Enric Gallego
Roberto Torres
84' Osasuna react to the goal with two changes: first, Torres makes way for Gallego.
L. Messi
Assist
83' Messi's second assist of the game is less memorable than his first, but it does help secure another win! This time Messi gathered a pass from De Jong, before holding off Hernandez and slipping it to Moriba, who punished the defence with a clever shimmy past David Garcia and a fine finish!
Ilaix Kourouma
Goal
83' MORIBA! 2-0! That should do it for Barcelona, as Messi collects it on the edge of the box and lays it off to Moriba who feints past David Garcia, before curling a wonderful effort from 20 yards that goes through the hand of Herrera and into the top left corner!
81' Alba ghosts in behind the Osasuna defence again to latch onto a scooped throughball near the touchline, but Herrera anticipates the danger and rushes out to deflect his cut back away from danger.
79' This game's starting to open up as we enter the final 10 minutes.
77' Pedri's side-footed shot from 30 yards sails comfortably into the grasp of Herrera.
75' The hosts are just starting to build a little pressure finally and Barcelona will need to be wary heading into the final stages.
73' Budimir immediately appeals for a penalty after colliding with Alba inside the box, but the contact was minimal and the referee and VAR remain unmoved.   
A. Budimir
J. Calleri
71' Calleri makes way for Budimir up top.
Adrián
Rubén García
70' Ruben García is replaced by Lopez.
70' Huge chance for Calleri! Ruben Garcia collects a loose ball from a corner and swings in a devious cross that's met by Calleri who plants a diving header inches wide from five yards!
69' Calleri rises to try and meet Torres' free-kick, but he's beaten in the air at the last moment by Lenglet.
Ilaix Kourouma
Sergio Busquets
67' Busquets, meanwhile, swaps out for Moriba.
M. Braithwaite
A. Griezmann
67' Barcelona make two changes: the first sees Griezmann make way for Braithwaite in attack.
66' Messi's free-kick from the right flank flashes beyond the onrushing attackers and comfortably wide of the far post.
64' Barcelona find themselves with a three-on-three on the break and Dembele plays a one-two with Griezmann before hitting a shot from the edge of the box straight into Hernandez. The visitors really should have ended up with a better opportunity there. 
Jony
Kike Barja
62' Barja is replaced up top by Jony.
61' De Jong latches onto a throughball from Messi to get in behind the defence at a tight angle, but Sanchez gets back to block his shot away.
60' Calleri robs Busquets in a dangerous position, but Torres takes a heavy touch from his pass and the visitors clear. 
58' Dest can't quite engineer enough space to shoot and his scruffy effort from 18 yards is blocked away for a corner. The resulting set-piece is easily cleared at the near post by Sanchez.
56' Osasuna have made a quiet start to the period and they'll need to carry more of a threat if they're to find a way back into this game - they've yet to muster a single second half shot.  
54' Pedri's caressed throughball just misses the run of Messi and it trickles straight to Herrera.
52' Hernandez is down injured after blocking a vicious shot from Dembele, but it looks like should be able to continue.
50' Ruben Garcia's angled cross flashes agonisingly beyond the run of Barja inside the six-yard box.
48' Strong save by Herrera! Messi rifles a powerful effort from 25 yards towards the right corner, but Herrera safely gets behind it and parries it to safety!
O. Dembélé
S. Umtiti
46' Barcelona make an attacking switch at half time: Umtiti departs with Dembele coming on.
Osasuna get the second half underway.
Griezmann has been quiet in attack for the visitors and unless he becomes more influential in the game, you'd expect the Frenchman to be replaced.  
Alba's powerful strike gives Barcelona the lead at the break. This has been a game of few chances so far, but Barcelona made their opportunity count when Messi picked out the run of Alba and the defender smashes a shot beyond Herrera from close range. Osasuna had an immediate chance to equalise but Ruben Garcia was stopped by Ter Stegen after going through on goal. Nevertheless, the hosts are still in this game and it's poised finely for an exciting second 45.   
45' + 1' HALF TIME: Osasuna 0-1 Barcelona
45' One minute of stoppage time is added on.
44' Messi dances towards the edge of the box, where his low shot clips off David Garcia and away for a corner that amounts to nothing.
42' The visitors have managed just two shots from inside the box in a tight half, but they'll be delighted to have clinically taken the lead.
40' Mingueza's pass down the line is too heavy and it wastefully races away for a goal kick.
38' Mingueza's powerful cross is misjudged by Griezmann and the hosts clear.    
36' Osasuna have responded well to going behind and they're passing it intently around in the Barcelona half.
34' Brilliant save from Ter Stegen! Ruben Garcia takes a magnificent touch past Mingueza from Torro's diagonal pass and he finds himself clean through on goal! However, despite the midfielder hitting it firmly across goal, Ter Stegen is equal to the drive and he pushes it to safety! 
32' Well, Barcelona need that breakthrough! The visitors had played some attractive football, but they were struggling to create any chances until a moment of inspiration from Messi - and a fine finish from Alba - changed that.
L. Messi
Assist
30' It was a fantastic finish from Alba - the power on the shot left Herrera with no chance. But Messi's assist from the heart of midfield was excellent - there was a narrow window in which to pick out Alba, but he timed it perfectly and the execution ensured that the defender was clean through on goal!
Jordi Alba
Goal
30' ALBA! 1-0 BARCELONA! Messi drops deep into midfield and hits a wonderful, crisp throughball in behind to Alba and the defender collects it before racing into the box and lashing a vicious shot into the roof of the net from a tight angle!
29' Messi's dizzy run is halted brilliantly on the edge of the box by Torro. Barcelona have found it difficult to cut through a resolute Osasuna defence so far. 
27' Griezmann glances Alba's cross comfortably wide of the far post.
S. Umtiti
Yellow Card
26' Umtiti is shown a yellow card after a cynical foul on Calleri 30 yards from goal.
25' The hosts have started well in this game, but they know it'll be hard to maintain against a side in such strong form. Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 15 games in LaLiga, the second best current unbeaten run of any team in the top five European Leagues (Manchester City – GP19 W17 D2).
23' Nearly an own goal from Umtiti! The two Osasuna strikers combine well again as Calleri flicks Barja's cross straight into the leg of Umtiti and it ricochets narrowly past the near post!
21' Herrera is shown a red card after handling the ball outside his area, to stop Messi going around him. However, VAR quickly runs a check and it concludes that Messi was offside in the build-up, meaning that the red card is overturned!
19' Barja meets Torres' cross at the back post, but his connection is weak and it safely loops up for Ter Stegen to claim.
17' Messi drills a 20 yard shot that flicks off Hernandez and behind. Barcelona continue to press, but the resulting corner amounts to nothing.
15' Strong save from Ter Stegen! Calleri selflessly lays it off to Barja after a mazy run and the striker darts inside before curling an effort across goal from the edge of the box, that Ter Stegen acrobatically tips over!
13' Another intricate move from the visitors grinds to a halt as Alba's cut back is nodded away by Aridane.
11' Dest angles a cross towards Griezmann, but it's a little too high and runs away for a throw-in.
9' Calleri wriggles towards the byline, but his high cross is headed away at the back post by De Jong.
7' Barcelona have started with plenty of intent, but another attacking move breaks down as Dest's return pass, in a one-two with Messi, is intercepted by David Garcia.
5' Messi's clipped throughball looking for the run of Alba is intelligently cut out by Vidal.
3' Calleri attempts an audacious lob over the goalkeeper from 70 yards and - although it's on target - Ter Stegen backtracks to gather it comfortably.
1' Barcelona get the first half underway.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just seconds away!
Messi has scored 19 goals in 23 LaLiga appearances this season and he could reach 20 goals in a record 13th consecutive campaign in the competition today.
Barcelona make two alterations to the side that defeated Sevilla: Pique is replaced in defence by Umtiti and Dembele is swapped for Griezmann.
Osasuna make three changes to the side that beat Alaves last time out: Juan Cruz, Budimir and Sanjurjo make way for Sanchez, Moncayola and Barja.
SUBS: Neto, Junior Firpo, Inaki Pena, Riqui Puig, Trincao, Ilaix Moriba, Martin Braithwaite, Matheus Fernandes, Miralem Pjanic, Ousmane Dembele.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Oscar Mingueza, Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Sergino Dest, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong; Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Pedri.
SUBS: Ivan Martinez, Darko Brasanac, Jonas Ramalho, Alvaro Juan Cruz Armada, Enric Gallego, Adrian Lopez, Ante Budimir, Oier Sanjurjo, Javi Martinez, Jony, Unai Garcia, Juan Perez.
OSASUNA (4-4-2): Sergio Herrera; Nacho Vidal, Aridane Hernandez, David Garcia, Manuel Sanchez; Roberto Torres, Lucas Torro, Jon Moncayola, Kike Barja; Jonathan Calleri, Ruben Garcia.
Barcelona are experiencing an upturn themselves. After a difficult season, they’ve won five of their last six – while qualifying for the Copa Del Rey final on Wednesday after defeating Sevilla. They’ll be looking for another win today to apply pressure on top of the league, Atletico Madrid.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this LaLiga fixture between Osasuna and Barcelona. The hosts enter this one in promising form: they’ve won four of their last six to climb up to 13th and they’ll be looking to shock Barcelona with three points today.