Dutchman Frenkie De Jong scored in the last minutes to lead his team Barcelona to a difficult victory over hosts Deportivo Alaves (1-0) in the 22nd round of La Liga on Sunday.
After drawing with Granada (1-1) and a (2-3) defeat by Bilbao, Barcelona and coach Xavi Hernandez regained the winning path thanks to a deadly goal scored by Dutchman Frenkie De Jong in the 87th minute after a pass from newcomer Ferran Torres. Barcelona became fifth with the ninth victory of the season behind Atlético Madrid fourth and above Real Sociedad by a point.
Real Sociedad, who topped the rankings for several weeks before his results declined, had the chance to catch up again with Atlético Madrid, the titleholder, and the last fourth place qualified for the Champions League next season and is now lagging behind by a margin of 2 points.
In the same round, Bilbao beat Rayo Vallecano 1-0 as Granada fellL to Osasuna at home 0-2.